Turning Stock Market Gains into Community Investment


Gifts of appreciated stock and mutual funds help you avoid capital gains taxes and support Metropolitan Family Service in helping more than 18,000 children, families, and older adults each year.

If you are holding appreciated securities and have owned them for longer than 12 months, there could be a tax advantage in giving them to Metropolitan Family Service. These long-term holdings will bring you a charitable deduction equal to their current fair market value, and the capital gain is not recognized as taxable income.

For short-term holdings (securities you have owned less than 12 months) you may be limited to a tax deduction for only the amount you paid originally.

Gifts may be made to Metropolitan Family Service through your broker as follows:

  • Contact Nikki Hunt (530) 228-1962, and notify him that you will be transferring them irrevocably to the MFS account at Charles Schwab, which is managed by Luz Garcia at Ferguson Wellman Investments.
  • To transfer your gift of stock to Metropolitan Family Service, your broker will need two critical pieces of information:
    • Our account number at Charles Schwab: Metropolitan Family Service / Account #5118-9969
    • Our agent’s DTC number: 0164 Code: 40

Questions? Please contact: Nikki Hunt (530) 228-1962

Our mailing address:

Metropolitan Family Service
PO Box 24041
Seattle, WA 98124

Metropolitan Family Service is a private, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. EIN# 93-0397825
Thank you for your generous support!