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Gifts of Stock

Making a gift of securities can be a wise way of contributing to the Alliance for Aging Research.

Please contact Rachel Stevenson, Vice President of Finance and Administration, in advance if you are transmitting securities via any of the options below. Providing us with your name and the value of the shares you are donating will help ensure your gift is accurately processed and promptly acknowledged.


Giving stock that has been held longer than one year allows you to avoid paying any capital gains tax that would otherwise be due. In addition, you can claim a charitable income tax deduction for the fair market value of the stock on the date on which it was transferred, not just for what it was worth when you acquired it.

Stock Certificates

If you hold stocks or bonds in certified form, you may send the certificates by certified mail (with return receipt requested, if you would like to receive proof of its delivery). Do not endorse the certificate.

In a separate envelope that can be mailed with regular postage, send us one stock power for each stock certificate. The Alliance can provide a stock power (please contact Rachel Stevenson to request one) or your broker can provide one for you. Please sign the stock power as your name is listed on the stock certificate. Please include a dated letter that describes the stock and contains your signature as it appears on the stock power and stock certificate. Upon receipt, your stock gift will be recorded and the certificate sent to our broker for immediate disposition.

Bonds and Mutual Funds

The Alliance gladly accepts most bonds and mutual funds. However, sometimes special arrangements must be made to ensure a smooth transfer. Please contact us if you would like to make a donation.

Contact Us

For more information about gifts of stock, bonds, or mutual funds, please contact Rachel Stevenson, Vice President of Finance and Administration.

To send correspondence via mail:

Alliance for Aging Research
c/o Rachel Stevenson
1700 K St. NW, Suite 740
Washington, DC 20006