Gifts of Stocks, Bonds, Securities, and Outright Gifts

image00 (1)When you make an outright gift to the Animal Rescue League of Fall River, your contribution can be put to work immediately – either by providing funding for current programs or creating a reliable source of future income by expanding the endowment. An outright gift may be composed of almost any asset value.

The simplest and easiest gifts you can make can be made through credit card transactions, outright cash, or personal checks, cashier’s checks, or money orders made payable to the Animal Rescue League of Fall River.

Gifts of securities (e.g. stocks, bonds, mutual fund shares, etc.) are simple alternatives to cash gifts that can benefit both you and the League. By donating directly to the Animal Rescue League of Fall River such assets that you have owned for more than a year and that have appreciated in value during that time, you can avoid capital gains taxes and receive an income tax deduction based on their value at the time of your contribution.

If you wish to transfer stocks from a broker’s account, please have your broker call the League’s Administrative Office. For further details and information call John Panarese at 508-646-9663.

Physical stock certificates may be sent via certified mail or overnight express, with endorsement on the back of the certificate(s) exactly as stated on the face of the certificate(s). Do not fill in any other blanks. No stock power is necessary as long as you do not fill in the League’s name on the back.


You may also make a gift of mutual funds, non-marketable stock, or closely held stock. Contact the League’s Executive Director for information about giving these securities.

Please contact the League to let us know in advance what securities are being transferred. This is especially important if you are thinking of giving stock in certificate form or mutual shares. Please instruct your financial institution to include the word “gift” in their delivery instructions.

In certain cases, the League will also accept the donation of non-liquid assets such as real estate art, jewelry, cars, and valuable collections. We encourage you to discuss such gifts with us and with your tax advisor before proceeding.

To learn more about Ways to Give, please contact Executive Director, John Panarese, at 508-646-9663.

Together we make a difference in the lives of animals!