Gifts of Stock
Your broker can assist you in making a gift of stock via a direct transfer to the AKC Canine Health Foundation. Giving a gift of publicly traded stock that has increased in value and that you have owned for more than one year may provide greater tax benefits than giving cash. Your charitable income tax deduction is equal to the fair market value of the stock and you avoid paying the capital gains tax on any increase in the current value over the original cost of the stock. You may also save by not incurring brokerage fees because you are transferring ownership rather than selling the stock. Please discuss the benefits and tax-implications of donating stock with your broker and/or accountant.
If you would like to support canine health research by donating stock, please note the following:
Brokerage House: Morgan Keegan
Account Name: AKC Canine Health Foundation
Account Number and DTC Number: please contact us as the account number and DTC number will vary depending on the restrictions on your donation.
Please contact our Development or Finance Director to make stock transfers so that we can properly direct your gift.
The necessary account numbers will vary depending on your gift. Gifts of stock may be made to the area of greatest need, a specific breed of dog or a specific disease topic. Contacting us directly also helps us acknowledge your gift and forward information regarding your tax deduction in a timely manner.
Help Future Generations of Dogs
Participate in canine health research by providing samples or by enrolling in a clinical trial. Samples are needed from healthy dogs and dogs affected by specific diseases.