Shares & Securities
Gifts of Securities
A gift of publicly traded securities allows you to make a significant contribution to Luther College at a relatively low cost to you.
By making a gift of equities, bonds and mutual fund units to Luther College, your taxable capital gain is eliminated.
In contrast, if you choose to sell appreciated securities during your lifetime, or if these assets are liquidated through your estate, tax must be paid on 50 percent of the capital gains on those securities. Donating securities to a registered charity such as Luther provides an opportunity to eliminate a significant tax liability that would otherwise eventually have to be paid.
Advantages of Gifting Securities
- Luther will issue you a charitable tax receipt for the fair market value of the gift of securities to be used for tax purposes. The fair market value will be the closing price of the securities on the date the securities are received by Luther.
- If your donation exceeds the amount eligible for a tax credit in the year your gift is made, the excess credit may be carried forward up to five years.
- If you leave securities to Luther through your Will, your estate will receive the same tax benefits. Gifts made through your Will can be claimed up to 100 percent of your net annual income in the year of death and the year preceding.
Making your Gift to Luther College
Any gift planning should be done in consultation with your financial or tax advisor.
Please click here to access the Securities Transfer Form.
Additionally, we ask that you contact Maureen Harrison, Director of Development at firstname.lastname@example.org or (306) 791-9175 for information that you and your broker need to make giving securities easy and to discuss how you would like the proceeds from your gift to be used.