“For us, donating stock instead of cash was an obvious move. We had purchased shares in 1995 that increased in value by 677%. Had we sold them, the tax bill would have eclipsed the original price. Cash flow impact to us: nil. Time required to set up the transfer: 15 minutes. In the likely case that you own stock trading higher than your original cost, you’re good to go!”
— Fred & Ayliffe Ris
Turn your appreciated securities into inspirational art for our community!

Reignite live theatre when you donate appreciated securities — stocks, bonds and mutual fund shares. Proceeds are used to engage and inspire more than 750,000 people each year. Easy, beneficial and rewarding!

How it works:

  • You own securities for more than a year
  • If the securities appreciate in value, they are eligible for charitable giving
  • Your broker transfers stocks directly to the DCPA
  • The DCPA sells the securities without paying capital gains tax
  • You receive a fair market value tax deduction for the full value of the securities (up to a certain percentage of your adjusted gross income)

What do you do:

  • Read more from industry leaders: USBank, Schwab Charitable and Fidelity Charitable
  • Speak with your investment advisor
  • Provide the DCPA’s donation form or routing information:
    Depository Trust Company (DTC) Eligible Securities
    Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC
    Account: 919-050685-628
    DTC#: 0015

Email Jamie Clements at jclements@dcpa.org to let us know your gift is on the way.