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To initiate a stock transfer, download the instructions below. For wire transfer or specialty instructions, or to confirm account information, contact Joanna Baumgarten at (207) 798-7156.
Please note that standard methods of giving stock do not apply in the case of: physical stock certificates, direct registration shares, closely-held stock, stocks held on a foreign exchange, or mutual funds.
Gifts of appreciated securities typically carry benefits not associated with gifts made by check, cash, or credit card. Click here to learn more about the benefits of using appreciated assets to make your gift.
If you would like to notify Bowdoin of your intent to initiate a stock transfer, provide special instructions, or if you have any questions, please contact the Development Office at 207-725-3094 or via email at email@example.com.
While mutual funds are similar to stock in many ways, with regard to gifting shares to a charity the process is quite different. Donating shares of mutual funds is more complex and often requires special delivery instructions depending on how and where the shares are currently held (by the fund company or in a brokerage account). Mutual fund transfers require both the sending and receiving broker to verify account information before the transfer is initiated. As such, it can take two to three weeks to complete a transfer.
To facilitate your gift of mutual fund shares, please complete the form below with information on the shares you would like to donate. Our brokerage team will review the information and advise you of any special requirements.
Please contact Joanna Baumgarten at (207) 798-7156 with questions.
Monthly recurring giving from alumni or families is the most reliable and convenient way to make an annual gift to the College while providing critical support to activities and services throughout Campus.
You can establish a recurring gift with a contribution of as little as $5 per month. Monthly gifts can be made online.
To find out if your company has a matching gift program, please enter your employer’s name below.
If your company will match your gift, you may be able to access the forms or online instructions directly from the search results (see Guidelines). Each company will have a unique set of requirements and submission process. Some companies match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses.
If you don’t see your company listed, reach out to your Human Resources department for more information.
The IRA Qualified Charitable Distribution (IRA QCD)—formerly known as the IRA Charitable Rollover--- allows individuals who are 70- ½ years or older to direct distributions from their IRA account to qualified domestic charities each tax year up to an annual limit of $100,000.
IRA QCD donors can avoid taking their Required Minimum Distribution (RMD), or lessen the income they must recognize from their RMD, by directing QCD gifts from their IRA plans to Bowdoin. Because QCD gifts go directly from the IRA to the donor’s designated charity, the donor does not recognize the QCD amount as income to them from their tax-deferred IRA and they are not eligible to take a charitable tax deduction for the gift. See our IRA QCD Fact Sheet for more information.
Interested in learning more? Email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call 207.725.3437.
If you would like to notify Bowdoin of your intended distribution, please email email@example.com with the details about your distribution (amount, account, etc.)
If you are interested in donating complex appreciated assets including, for example: restricted stock, privately-held business interests (e.g., private company corporate stock, LLC & limited partnership stock, private equity and hedge fund interests, as well as pre-IPO shares), retirement assets, real estate, oil and gas interests, royalties, tangible personal property (e.g., art and other collectables) or bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, contact the Office of Gift Planning at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 207-725-3172.