Appreciated securities can make an attractive gift asset, often allowing for larger gifts than would otherwise be possible.
Your deduction would be the fair market value of the shares. You will be exempt from paying capital gains tax on the appreciation.
You can donate whether your shares of appreciated securities are held in certificate or in a brokerage account.
If interested, please contact:
Sisk, & Marvel Investment Group of Wells Fargo Advisors
1021 East Cary Street, 22nd Floor
Richmond, VA (804)782-3061 or (877) 651-7077
or the Bread and Water for Africa® headquarters at email@example.com for more information (make sure to include your name and contact information).