Gifts of Appreciated Securities

Gifts of Appreciated Securities Diagram

It’s easy to make a gift of securities to Cornell University to benefit the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

Please complete this online form, noting “Cornell Lab of Ornithology” in the field labeled “Cornell Designation,” or contact Jennifer Saville, Office of Trusts, Estates, and Gift Planning, at 1-800-481-1865 or Please also contact us to let us know of your gift so that we may follow up with the university.

How It Works

  1. You can send unendorsed stock certificates by registered mail or instruct your broker to make the transfer from your account to our account
  2. You receive an income-tax deduction
  3. Cornell Lab of Ornithology may keep or sell the securities


  • You may receive a federal income-tax deduction for the full fair-market value of the securities
  • You avoid long-term capital-gain tax on any appreciation in the value of the stock
  • Your gift will support Cornell Lab of Ornithology as you designate

Special note: You should call or e-mail us to tell us of your intent, and we will be able to assist you with the details of the transfer.

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