Gifts of Stock

Making a gift of securities can be a wise way of contributing to the Union of Concerned Scientists.

Please contact Yuri Dafonseca at 800-666-8276 or ydafonseca@ucsusa.org in advance if you are transmitting securities via any of the options below. Providing us with your name and the value of the shares you are donating will help ensure your gift is accurately processed and promptly acknowledged.

Stocks

Giving stock that has been held longer than one year allows you to avoid paying any capital gains tax that would otherwise be due. In addition, you can claim a charitable income tax deduction for the fair market value of the stock on the date on which it was transferred, not just for what it was worth when you acquired it.

The best way to give stock to the Union of Concerned Scientists is to have your broker transfer your securities to UCS's account at UBS Financial Services (One Post Office Square, Boston, MA 02109). To do this, you will need to know:

  • UCS's Depository Trust Company (DTC) number is 221
  • UCS's account number is RG 01561.
  • UCS's account representative at UBS is
    Ms. Kristy Kurz; her telephone number is 617-439-8025.

Please let us know in advance if you are transmitting securities via DTC. You may also find it convenient to send us a copy of the letter of authorization to your broker.

Stock certificates

If you hold stocks or bonds in certified form, you may send the certificates by certified mail (with return receipt requested, if you would like to receive proof of its delivery). Do not endorse the certificate.

In a separate envelope that can be mailed with regular postage, send us one stock power for each stock certificate. UCS can provide a stock power (please contact Yuri Dafonseca to request one) or your broker can provide one for you. Please sign the stock power as your name is listed on the stock certificate. Please include a dated letter that describes the stock and contains your signature as it appears on the stock power and stock certificate. Upon receipt, your stock gift will be recorded and the certificate sent to our broker for immediate disposition.

Bonds and Mutual Funds

UCS gladly accepts most bonds and mutual funds.  However, sometimes special arrangements must be made to ensure smooth transfer.  Please contact us if you would like to make a donation.

Contact Us

For more information about gifts of stock, bonds, or mutual funds, please contact Yuri Dafonseca at 800-666-8276 or ydafonseca@ucsusa.org. Additionally, you can send information by fax to Yuri Dafonseca at 617-864-9405. 

To send correspondence via mail:

Union of Concerned Scientists
C/O Yuri Dafonseca
Two Brattle Square
Cambridge, MA 02238-9105

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