Making a gift of stock can help the animals served by the MSPCA-Angell, can provide attractive tax benefits, and can, in some cases, provide you with payments for life.
If you are currently holding securities that have grown in value for more than a year, donating them to the MSPCA-Angell may be advantageous. If you own shares that are not generating much income, you can use them to fund a planned gift, which may be able to provide you with lifetime payments, as well as tax and financial benefits, and will allow us to continue our mission to prevent cruelty to animals.
We were founded in 1868 by George T. Angell, and we’ve been an independent nonprofit organization ever since. No umbrella organization manages us or funds us in any way. Monies donated to organizations with names other than MSPCA-Angell do not find their way to us. Many people have been confused by marketing campaigns from human organizations that purport to be “national,” but the MSPCA–Angell is a stand-alone nonprofit.
The full name of our organization is the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals – Angell Animal Medical Center, or MSPCA–Angell. The MSPCA comprises our adoption center (shelter) operations, our Advocacy department, and our Law Enforcement Department. Angell Animal Medical Center is our nonprofit veterinary hospital.
In order to transfer stock, you simply need to provide your broker with the following information:
It would be helpful for you or your broker to call the MSPCA Accounting Department at (617) 524-5640 to provide a description of the stock transfer (i.e. number of shares of which company) so that your gift can be accurately acknowledged. Upon receipt of the shares, the MSPCA will send you a letter of acknowledgement that will confirm that your gift is fully tax deductible.
If we can be of any further assistance, please don’t hesitate to call.