Donations of long-term appreciated stock, bonds, or mutual fund shares are a smart way to make a meaningful gift to the Windham Land Trust.
Rather than selling your appreciated securities and donating the proceeds to WLT, the securities themselves can be donated. This is a great option because you can avoid paying capital gains taxes on the appreciation and receive a tax deduction on the full value of the gift. This also allows the Windham Land Trust to receive a larger donation at a lower cost to you.
If donating appreciated securities is an attractive option for you, consult with your tax or financial advisor to better understand the tax benefits and arrange for the transaction.
Please feel free to contact us at (207) 892-5537 if you have any questions about donating appreciated securities to the Windham Land Trust .