There are three ways for you to make a gift of securities. Electronic delivery of stock shares is the most secure and fastest delivery process available and provides efficient internal control as well as cost savings. We also accept security certificates directly. Please follow the instructions below for making a gift of stocks or bonds.
Please remember, for audit and acknowledgement purposes, you or the transferring broker must provide the following information: your name and complete address, along with the name and number of securities transferred to the American Kidney Fund.
If you prefer to initiate a "DTC" electronic transfer of your stocks or bonds into the AKF stock clearance account, your broker can electronically transfer your securities to AKF. Because this request must be in writing we provide an Electronic Transfer v form. Or, you may contact Daniell Griffin, Senior Director of Individual Giving toll-free at (800) 638-8299 ext. 7064 or email email@example.com for more information or to initiate the transfer.
You can send the actual security certificate registered to the American Kidney Fund through a traceable and secure method of delivery. Send it to the attention of: Donald Roy, American Kidney Fund, 11921 Rockville Pike, Suite 300, Rockville, MD 20852.
You can send your certificate by regular first class mail, without any endorsement, assignment or other notation to: Donald Roy, American Kidney Fund, 11921 Rockville Pike, Suite 300, Rockville, MD 20852. Please enclose a letter stating the purpose of this charitable gift to the American Kidney Fund. Then, separately mail a stock power form (one for each certificate) endorsed with your signature only, exactly as your name appears on the face of the certificate along with a copy of the letter mailed with the certificate. You must have a Signature Guarantee to endorse the transfer. You can acquire a medallion signature certification from your bank that will be stamped on the form guaranteeing the authenticity of your signature. Since the stock certificate becomes negotiable only when joined with the stock power, this method provides both safety and simplicity. Stock power forms are available from any bank or brokerage office. The date of the postmark determines the value of the gift since this is the date the stock was officially transferred to AKF. When we receive the two separate envelopes with the certificate and the stock power, we will acknowledge your gift to the American Kidney Fund.