Gifts of stock and securities.

“The advances that have been supported by Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy are ushering in a whole new era of cancer therapies — safer, more effective, and with long-term benefits. We now know enough about cancer and immune responses that we can make smart choices for how to combat the disease.”

Michael T. Lotze, MD
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Donating stock and securities instead of cash may help you get a bigger tax break. 

Make a bigger impact by donating long-term appreciated securities, including stock, bonds and mutual funds directly to Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy. Before-tax gifts are typically tax deductible for the full market value. By donating stock and securities that have appreciated for more than a year, you maximize your tax deduction and give 20% more than if you sold them and made a cash donation. 

Talk with your broker. Most banks and brokerage firms require a simple letter of instruction or authorization to transfer assets. Mutual fund companies may have a special form. It’s a good idea to start the process at least two weeks before December 31. 

We are here to help: If you have any questions, please contact us at or (203) 358-5055.