Ways to Give

Gifts of Securities

Giving appreciated stocks, bonds, or mutual fund shares held more than one year can provide an immediate benefit to Beth El and may be more tax efficient than cash.

By making a gift to Beth El using appreciated securities held for more than one year, you may receive a double tax benefit by avoiding capital gains taxes on the appreciation of the donated asset, and by claiming an immediate deduction for the current fair market value of the property (up to 30% of adjusted gross income).

Any unclaimed portion of the deduction may be carried forward for up to five additional years, subject to the same annual limit. Because the donated property is appreciated, the benefit of the gift to Beth El may be significantly greater than its original cost to you.

To make a gift of appreciated security:

  1. Talk with your broker about the assets you’re interested in giving to Beth El.
  2. Determine if you would like to make a contribution to Beth El Synagogue or Beth El Foundation.
  3. Provide your broker with the following information to allow for an electronic transfer securities to Beth El Synagogue or Foundation.
  4.  
    Beth El Synagogue
    Broker name: UBS Financial Services, Inc.
    Account registration: Beth El Synagogue
    Account number: 7A 32653 SL
    DTC number: 221
    Account contact: Nancy Vos: 612.303.5854 or nancy.e.vos@ubs.com
     
    Beth El Foundation
    Broker name: UBS Financial Services, Inc.
    Account registration: Beth El Foundation
    Account number: 7A 49399
    DTC number: 221
    Account contact: Nancy Vos: 612.303.5854 or nancy.e.vos@ubs.com

  5. Notify Beth El of your plans to transfer securities by emailing mwalzer@bethelsynaoguge.org and provide the following information:
    • Your name and address
    • The securities you plan to transfer and the number of shares
    • The approximate value of the gift
    • The fund(s) where you would like the gift deposited.

DISCLAIMER
Information on this website is not intended as legal or tax advice. Please consult your professional advisor for information on how any gift may affect your tax situation.