Stocks and Securities

Gifts of securities afford donors an attractive means of giving to Girl Scouts of the USA. Donors receive a tax deduction for the market value of the securities, computed on the day of their transfer, while avoiding payment of capital gains on the stock's appreciated value. Donors of stock are encouraged to consult their brokers or advisors. Following are the ways that stock gifts can be made:

Electronic Delivery

If the securities are held by your bank or broker, it is usually best to transfer them electronically via the Depository Trust Co. (DTC) system:

1. Contact Annual Giving at (212) 852-6520 or cdileo@girlscouts.org and provide the following information:

2. Contact your broker and instruct them to transfer your gift via DTC to our account at Charles Schwab & Co. The details are:

Charles Schwab & Co.
DTC# 0164, Code 40
Account Name: Girl Scouts of the USA
Account Number: 3690-0869

Mail Delivery

If you hold the securities in certificate form, send by Registered Mail or hand deliver unendorsed certificates with a letter of transmittal describing the purpose(s) of your gift to:

Charles Schwab
60 East 42nd St.
New York, NY 10017
Attn: Ed McDonald
Phone: (212) 450-1802