Gifts of Stock and IRA

Gifts of stock

If you have stock that have appreciated in value, and you’ve owned those shares for more than a year, you might consider donating the shares directly to MCHS. It’s a win-win proposition. You’ll win by avoiding capital gains and by deducting the full fair market value of the shares you’ve donated. Our animals win of course, because your gift will help provide them with the care they need.

If you’d like to make a gift of appreciated stock or other securities, please contact MCHS Director of Development James Nolan at 240-616-1973 before you make your gift, so that we can properly acknowledge our receipt of your gift and properly credit you.

As always, please check with your financial adviser to see if this gift makes sense for you.

Donate from your IRA

If you’re 70 ½ or older, you can make a tax-free gift — up to $100,000 — directly from your IRA to the Montgomery County Humane Society. Your gift will help ensure our animals receive the care they need, and it can fulfill your Required Minimum Distribution.

Talk to your financial advisor to see if this makes sense for you. If it does, contact MCHS Director of Development James Nolan at 240-616-1973 or and he’ll be happy to help you.