Donating appreciated stocks or securities to the Medicare Rights Center may sometimes be more advantageous than gifts of cash. Here’s why:
Gifts of appreciated securities made directly to the Medicare Rights Center may reduce the tax you pay on capital gains.
In certain circumstances, you may be able to deduct the full value of the stock as a charitable contribution.
Please consult your financial advisor to determine the tax implications to you of making a gift of stock to the Medicare Rights Center. If you do decide to donate a gift of stock, it is possible to do so electronically. Please ask your financial advisor for assistance. Please also notify the Medicare Rights Center directly, or request that your financial advisor or broker do so, providing your name, the name of the contributed stock, the number of shares and the date of the transfer.
There are two ways that corporations and their employees can support the vital work of the Medicare Rights Center.
Employee Matching Gift Programs
One of the best ways to maximize the impact of your generosity is to have your employer match all or part of your donation to the Medicare Rights Center. Donors interested in this opportunity should obtain the necessary matching gift form from their employer (usually found in the Human Resources office), complete it and then mail it to:
Medicare Rights Center
266 West 37th Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10018
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Corporate Giving Opportunities
Our corporate partners are a significant source of underwriting for our many programs—and we often have specific employees of those corporations to thank for bringing our needs to their companies’ attention.
A corporate gift to the Medicare Rights Center is wise for a number of reasons—it helps us reach more people with Medicare who need assistance, makes employees and customers of the corporation feel good about the business, and is tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.