Securities and Mutual Funds

Gifts of securities can offer significant tax benefits for a donor. For example, contributions of appreciated securities held for over a year are generally deductible at market value, regardless of what the donor paid for the securities. In addition, the capital gain tax is often avoided.

When making a gift of securities to National Jewish Health, please contact either the Contracts Administrator for Development or the Treasury Manager. It is extremely important to have complete donor information (Name, address, phone number), the name and type of securities to be gifted (public, private, restricted, mutual fund, etc.), number of shares and the date you intend to make the gift.

  • Contract Administrator for Development
    Alice Albritton
    National Jewish Health
    1400 Jackson St., Room M116
    Denver, CO 80206
    AlbrittonA@njhealth.org
    303.728.6594 and 800.423.8891, ext. 6594
    Fax: 303.270.2234
  • Treasury Manager
    Jennifer Powers
    National Jewish Health
    1400 Jackson St., Room M217
    Denver, CO 80206
    PowersJ@njhealth.org
    303.398.1773 or 800.423.8891 ext. 1773
    Fax: 303.398.2202
  • Taxpayer ID Number
    EIN ID #74-2044647

 

Types of Transfers

Electronic Transfer

THIS INFORMATION IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE, PLEASE CALL TO VERIFY BEFORE COMPLETING ANY STOCK TRANSFERS.
Our broker is TD Ameritrade. The transfer of securities from a donor's brokerage account to the National Jewish Health account at TD Ameritrade is accomplished via the Depository Trust Company (DTC). To perform such a transfer, simply notify your broker of the securities to be gifted and provide the following transfer instructions:

DTC No. 0188
TD Ameritrade

887118917
F/C National Jewish Health

In the event your broker requires further information, our account representative may be contacted at:
TD Ameritrade
Branch Manager
Phone:  800.934.4448 option 8 #, extension 81557
Fax:  303.825.6755
724 17th St.
Denver, CO  80202

It is important for National Jewish Health to know the identity of the donor of all securities gifts in order to give prompt and accurate credit for all gifts received.

Particularly in the case of an electronic transfer, it is often very difficult to obtain this information after the transaction is processed. Therefore, in addition to instructing your broker to include your name and address in the DTC transfer instructions, please contact the Contracts Administrator for Development or the Treasury Manager by email, phone or letter to inform National Jewish Health of the securities being gifted (see notification above).

 

Mutual Fund Transfer

Mutual fund shares cannot be electronically transferred via DTC.

The method of transferring mutual fund shares to National Jewish Health varies depending on how the fund shares are held. If they are held in an account with a different brokerage firm, your broker should contact the Contracts Administrator for Development at National Jewish Health to arrange for the transfer. If, however, they are held in an account with the fund company, the easiest way to transfer them is into an account in National Jewish Health's name with the fund company. Please contact the Contracts Administrator for Development or the Treasury Manager to determine if a National Jewish Health account exists or if one must be opened.

 

Physical Delivery

Physical delivery of stocks and bonds should be mailed to the Contracts Administrator for Development. A Gift Letter and a Stock and Bond Power signed by the owner, exactly as the name appears on the stock or bond certificate with a Medallion signature (which you can likely obtain through your bank or broker) is required. The stock or bond certificate and signed Gift Letter and a Stock and Bond Power must be mailed in separate traceable envelopes (i.e. Certified or Federal Express, etc.). If the stock or bond certificate has already been registered to National Jewish Health, no Stock and Bond Power is necessary; however, a letter identifying the donor is essential for proper acknowledgement of the gift by National Jewish Health.

In instances where a stock or bond is registered to National Jewish Health before it is sent to National Jewish Health, the donor must supply the transfer agent with National Jewish Health's mailing address and taxpayer identification number. (See Information at the top of this page.)

 

Gift Valuation Date

  • Physical Securities
    The gift valuation date for mailed securities is determined by the postmark on the last envelope received by National Jewish Health.
    The gift valuation date for hand delivered securities, it is the date the securities, Gift Letter and a Stock and Bond Power are received by a representative of National Jewish Health.

  • Electronic Transfer
    The gift valuation date for securities sent to National Jewish Health via DTC is the date the securities are deposited to the National Jewish Health account at TD Ameritrade.

  • Mutual Fund Transfer
    The gift valuation date for mutual fund shares is the date the fund shares are deposited to a mutual fund account in National Jewish Health's name.

  • Valuation Method
    The value of a stock gift is calculated by averaging the high and low quoted selling prices for the stock as of the gift valuation date.
    The value of a bond gift is calculated by averaging the bid and ask price for the bond as of the gift valuation date.
    The value of a mutual fund gift is calculated using the NAV (net asset value) for the fund as of the gift valuation date.

  • Acknowledgment of Gift
    As soon as a securities gift is received and valued, a letter stating the nature of the gift and the gift valuation date will be sent to the donor. A stewardship letter will also be sent from the respective National Jewish Health Regional Office.

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