How to Give Stocks and Securities
Gifts of stock and bonds are welcomed at Florida International University. These gifts require special planning and consultation with your professional financial advisor and the Florida International University staff. The advancement University recommends that donors who have decided to make a gift of stock contact the Office of Development at (305) 348-1336. Transfer instructions will be provided.
Gifts of appreciated securities typically carry benefits not associated with gifts made by check, cash or credit card:
- You avoid capital gains tax. Any gain is taxable if you sell stock or mutual fund shares yourself, but not if you transfer ownership to the University.
- Your charitable deduction for federal income tax purposes is based on the full, fair market value of the shares on the date the gift is made.
- You charitable receive credit from FIU for the full fair market value of the shares, but the cost to you is only your original purchase price.