A gift of appreciated securities held for more than one year may provide significant benefits to you as a contributor, such as:
If you have securities that have declined in value over the years and are interested in donating them to Texas Children’s, it is normally more advantageous to sell them first and contribute the proceeds. This strategy should allow you to claim a deduction for both the loss from the sale of the securities as well as the charitable gift.
Want to make a big gift to Texas Children's Hospital without touching your bank account? Consider giving us real estate. Such a generous gift helps us continue our work for years to come. And a gift of real estate also helps you. When you give us appreciated property you have held longer than one year, you get a federal income tax charitable deduction. You avoid paying capital gains tax. And you no longer have to deal with that property's maintenance costs, property taxes or insurance.
Another benefit: You don't have to hassle with selling the real estate. You can deed the property directly to Texas Children's Hospital or ask your attorney to add a few sentences in your will or trust agreement.
Are you looking for an easy, cost-effective way to support Texas Children's Hospital and other causes you love? A donor advised fund, which is like a charitable savings account, may be the right choice for you.