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Gifts of Stock

Giving securities (appreciated stocks and bonds) is an easy and tax-wise way to show your support for Edgar Cayce's A.R.E.

Securities are among the most popular assets used in making charitable donations today, especially since selling these assets often incurs capital gains taxes. Consider making a cost-effective gift to the A.R.E. by donating your appreciated securities.

Benefits include:

  • a charitable tax deduction equal to the full fair market value of the securities at the time of your gift
  • avoidance of the capital gains tax on the increase in value
  • reduction of the cost of making a gift, when a long- or mid-term appreciated stock gift is made
  • donating securities is easy

Instructions for Electronic Stock Transfer

Electronic transfer is the easiest and most expedient method when a donor maintains holdings in a brokered account. It is also our preferred method of transfer.

There are TWO steps.

1. Your broker will need the following information in order to transfer assets to the A.R.E.:

A.R.E. Account Name:   Association for Research and Enlightenment, Inc.
A.R.E. Account Number:   7329-6632
A.R.E. DTC ID Number:   0702
A.R.E. Federal ID   # 54-0573802
Mari Hurd/Vice President    PCG Portfolio Management Officer
Company:   The Gill Group of BB&T Scott & Stringfellow
Business Telephone:   (757) 417-4942 
Toll free:   (800) 745-2355

2. Contact us to ensure efficient processing and acknowledgement of your gift. If you don't contact us, we will not know who donated the stock when it is received! Please let us know how you want your gift to be used, the identity of the stock you are transferring and the number of shares. Please do not rely on your broker or wire transfer service to provide us with this information.

Contact: Patrick Belisle:
Patrick Belisle at 757-457-7126 or

If you have physical possession of your stock certificate, learn more:

Instructions for Stock that Arrives by Certificate


Please note, the information on this site is not intended to be legal or financial advice. If you decide to support the Association for Research and Enlightenment, Inc., the Edgar Cayce Foundation, or Atlantic University through a legacy gift, please consult your attorney or tax advisor. They are in the best position to assess your personal situation and provide guidance. A.R.E., the Edgar Cayce Foundation, and Atlantic University are all 501 (c) (3) tax exempt public charities.