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Gifts of Appreciated Securities

How it works

You transfer appreciated securities to Mercy Foundation.

The Foundation sells your securities and uses the proceeds for the purpose you specify.


  • You receive gift credit and an immediate income-tax deduction for the fair market value of the securities on the date of transfer, no matter what you originally paid for them.
  • You pay no capital-gains tax on the securities you donate.
  • Giving appreciated stock could be more beneficial than giving cash.
  • You can make a significant gift now or fund a life-income gift that benefits Mercy Foundation later.

Consider a gift of appreciated securities if you:

  • Hold stocks, bonds, or mutual fund shares that have risen in value
  • Want to maximize your deduction but not affect your liquidity
  • Want to make an outright gift to Mercy Foundation, or make a gift that will return lifetime payments to you
  • Want to reinvest your assets to increase your cash flow without paying capital-gains taxes by selling the stock

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For assistance with this gift plan, please complete the request information form or contact Kevin Duggan at (916) 851-2703 or e-mail to Kevin.Duggan@DignityHealth.org.