Many companies offer matching gift programs that will double, and in some cases triple, the value of their employee’s gifts. Some companies will even match gifts and/or volunteer hours made by retirees, spouses and/or children. Please contact your company’s human resources department or search at http://matchfinderonline.blackbaud.com to determine if your company has a matching gift program and whether your gift to Reach Mission Trips is eligible for a match.
Donations of appreciated securities, usually common stock, provide a tax-efficient way of making your gift.
Gifts of appreciated securities held for more than one year entitle you to a charitable income tax deduction for the fair market value of the securities on the date of gift. Additionally, you avoid the capital gains tax that would otherwise be due on the appreciation if the security were sold.
Your broker can transfer securities in a brokerage account directly to Reach Mission Trips at Charles Schwab Bank (DTC #0164), account #8196-5448. You may transfer from any brokerage company, but if you use Charles Schwab, download their Charitable Gift Donation Form.
Please notify us at firstname.lastname@example.org before you initiate a stock transfer so we can identify your gift when it is received and acknowledge it in a timely manner.
Note: Depreciated securities (securities worth less than you paid for them) should not be given directly to Reach Mission Trips. Instead, you should sell the securities to generate a tax-deductible capital loss (which can offset your capital gains or up to $3,000 of ordinary income) and then give the sale proceeds to Reach Mission Trips.
For more information on gifts of appreciated securities, contact our Founder, Mike Jones, at (888) 732-2492, or e-mail him at email@example.com.