Gifts of Appreciated Securities
Gifts of appreciated securities can be the best way for many people to make a gift to St. John's Prep, particularly if the securities have grown in value. Typically, a sale of appreciated securities results in a tax on the amount that the securities have increased. This means that you are allowed to keep only a portion of the profit. You can donate these appreciated securities to St. John's and avoid the capital gains tax while also earning a charitable deduction on the full value of the securities, even the portion that has increased in value. You can direct your gift to a specific purpose such as the St. John's endowment or the Fund for St. John's. If a gift of appreciated securities makes sense for you, please make note of the information on this page.
To ensure a smooth and timely transfer of stock, compose a letter or email to your broker stating your intention to make a gift of stock to St. John's Preparatory School. Copy a representative at St. John’s and please be sure to provide the following information as our broker will only be informed that securities have been received. For privacy reasons, wire transfer transactions do not disclose the identity of the donor:
- Name of stock to be transferred (call letters are helpful)
- Number of shares to be transferred
- Your account number (from your broker or financial representative)
- Gift recipient's name and address: St. John's Preparatory School, Attn: Michael Newhall, 72 Spring Street, Danvers, MA 01923
- St. John's Prep broker's name and address: Marcus Financial Advisors/Raymond James Financial Services, Attn: Jonathan Marcus ’01, 266 Cabot Street, Beverly, MA 01915; (978) 921-1686
- St. John's Prep Account #: 19304431
- St. John's Prep's Tax ID #: 042104875
- Raymond James wire transfer DTC #: 0725
- State the intent of your gift (ex. Fund for St. John's or gift for restricted purposes - Faculty Endowment Fund)
Please copy St. John's on all correspondence. Charitable deductions are calculated based on the mean of the high price and low price of the shares on the date the transfer of the gift is authorized. To print the information on this page, click on the printer icon above.
For more information, please contact:
Securities gifted to St. John’s are liquidated by Marcus Financial Advisors (MFA) promptly and at a greatly reduced cost through their broker/dealer Raymond James & Associates. Fees or commissions charged are limited to those charged by Raymond James to MFA. Please note that MFA handles your transaction at cost and donates their fee which maximizes the impact of your desired contribution.
- Debra Marino, Managing Director of Planned and Major Gifts: 978-774-6727 x358 or
- Kathie Flatley, Advancement and Gift Services Manager: 978-774-6727 x331 or