Giving Opportunities

Gifts of Stock & Securities

The Academy of Vocal Arts is pleased to accept gifts of publicly traded stocks & bonds.

Contributing securities can offer you some significant income tax benefits, particularly if the securities donated are highly appreciated over the cost basis. Making a gift of long-term appreciated stock enables you to deduct the full market value of the stock without incurring capital gains tax on the appreciated portion of its value.

Eugene Onegin, (2013), Kristina Lewis and Alexandra Schenck, photo by Paul Sirochman

To transfer securities electronically (wired) from your broker to the Academy of Vocal Arts, please download and submit the Electronic Transfer Form [399K PDF] to:

Robert W. Lyon
Director of Institutional Advancement
The Academy of Vocal Arts
1920 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103-6685

To learn more about making stock or mutual fund donations to the Academy of Vocal Arts, please contact Robert W. Lyon, Director of Institutional Advancement, or by phone at at 215.735.1685, for detailed wiring instructions.