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Donate Stock

Make a bigger impact by donating long-term appreciated securities

Make a gift of appreciated securities!

Giving appreciated publicly traded stock can be a tax advantaged way to make your gift to VIPS.  A donation of appreciated securities allows you to take a full tax deduction for the fair market value of the stock at time of transfer.


  • You receive a charitable income tax deduction equal to the current fair market value of the securities on the date of the gift, provided you’ve held them for more than one year.
  • If you sell appreciated securities, you’ll likely pay capital gains tax on the increase in current fair market value over the original cost which could cause you to lose a portion of the proceeds. By gifting those same securities to VIPS, you’ll avoid paying capital gains tax and VIPS will be able to liquidate those securities and receive 100 percent of the proceeds from the sale.
  • The gift is made by simply instructing your broker to wire-transfer the securities directly from your account to VIPS.
  • Stock gifts are excellent ways to make current gifts or satisfy multi-year pledges.

Need more information?

Contact the Development Office for more information! Complete the form below or call (502) 498-2930.

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Stock Transfer Instructions

The preferred method of donating stock is via electronic transfer through your bank or broker. This method is easiest for you and ensures the proceeds will benefit VIPS almost immediately.  Your broker will require written instructions from you in order to initiate the transfer.

Account information that you will need to make the transfer:

Bank Institution: Stock Yards Bank
DTC: 0226
Account: 656206393
For further credit to VIPS Sub Account 1049001121
Visually Impaired Preschool Services (Tax ID #61-1061973)

Alert us of your generosity!
Please fill out this appreciated asset form to notify us that your gift is on the way or simply fill out the contact box with the following details: your name, contact information, the type of stock you want to donate, and the quantity. Without this information, we do not know who donated the gift of stock!

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