Other Ways to Give
If your company has a matching gifts program, your gift to Open Hand could be doubled or even tripled. Some companies even provide matching gifts for volunteer hours. Please check with your employer’s Human Resources Department for specific information or to request a Matching Gifts Form. This is perhaps the simplest way to make your gift to go further!
Gifts of stock, especially long-term appreciated stock, provide benefits to Open Hand and to you. Open Hand can put your funds to work immediately, and you can gift appreciated assets (and usually avoid tax on the gain), receive the regular charitable income tax deduction if you itemize your taxes, and claim a tax deduction for the full fair market value (rather than the cost value) of your stock if you have owned the securities for more than one year.
Give Stock through Electronic Funds Transfer: Advise your broker to transfer stock to Open Hand Atlanta, Inc. using the account information listed below.
Open Hand federal tax identification number: 58-1816778
Representative: Sandra Meyer
Account name: Open Hand Atlanta, Inc.
Give through the direct delivery of Stock: Deliver actual stock certificates and stock powers to Open Hand. Please consult your tax advisor to make sure that you maximize your gift and your deduction in accordance with the current tax laws.
If you would, please also advise Katie MacKenzie, Senior Manager of Donor Relations, regarding the specifics of your stock transfer or intended delivery of stock. She can be reached at 404-419-3302 or email@example.com.