How Are We Doing?
PCRM is celebrating enormous achievements in the world of science and medicine. Ideas that were considered by many to be unachievable 20 years ago are now being practiced every day in hospitals, laboratories, and kitchens. The support of more than 100,000 members has allowed us to be stronger than ever. There is a lot more to be done, and we are counting on your continued support so that we can continue to promote preventive medicine and alternatives to animal research.
You are a partner in our plans for the future, and we would very much like your thoughts, ideas, and feedback. A new member survey on our website will allow you to give us your opinion on your member experience with PCRM and your suggestions for how we can improve. If you do not have Internet access, you can call our membership outreach coordinator at 202-686-2210, ext. 304, to request a survey through the mail.
Your participation will help keep PCRM strong. Of course, you don’t have to wait for a survey to tell us what you think; we welcome your comments anytime! Thank you for your support.
With warm regards,
Director of Development
Wise Giving: Maximize Your Tax Savings with a Gift of Appreciated Securities
The IRS still offers you a notable tax break for charitable gifts: You may deduct the full, fair market value of appreciated assets that you give to PCRM and also avoid capital gains liability on the transfer. This means that you can leverage a larger donation if you make your gift with an appreciated asset.
The most common appreciated assets, and the easiest to donate, are marketable stocks and bonds.
Example: Bob and Linda own stock with a fair market value of $100,000 that they purchased for $30,000.
They make a gift of that stock to PCRM and are able to claim a charitable tax deduction for the full $100,000. In addition, they are not liable for the tax on the $70,000 capital gains upon transfer of the stock.
By donating appreciated stock, Bob and Linda have delivered $100,000 to PCRM and have secured a tax deduction in the same amount at a cost to them of only $30,000.
A donation of appreciated securities is just one of many ways that you can combine your charitable-giving goals with effective financial planning. To learn more about how a gift to PCRM can benefit you and your family, please contact our development office at 202-686-2210, ext. 366. Information is always confidential and nonobligatory.