The Asia Foundation

The Asia Foundation
Addressing the Critical Issues Facing Asia - 60 Years
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Guidelines for Giving Stock

Electronic Transfers

The most direct way for you to contribute stock to The Asia Foundation is through an electronic transfer (DTC) from your brokerage account to the Foundation's primary account at Morgan Stanley.

To initiate a stock gift, please write a brief letter of instruction outlining i) the number of shares, ii) the name of the stock, and iii) which brokerage the transfer will come from. Please note: this information is essential because when stock is transferred electronically, the Foundation has no easy way of determining who gave it and cannot give you credit or acknowledge your gift.

Your broker will need the following information on the Foundation's account:

Morgan Stanley
3562 Round Barn Cir., 1st Flr.
Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Account Representative: Joan Schmidt
Phone #: 707-571-5724
Fax #: 707-571-5775

Account number: 122-128287-556
DTC number: 0015

Gift Valuation - The date of your gift is the date of the electronic transfer; the value of your gift is based on the average of the high and the low of the stock on the date of transfer. Remember that if you sell stock yourself, you will not receive the tax benefit from the appreciated value of your securities.

Stock Certificates

If you hold your stock in certificate form, you can either make your gift through the mail or in person. You will need to give us the following:

1. A brief letter of instruction providing the name of the stock and number of shares that you wish to give to the Foundation.

2. A signed stock power for each certificate that you wish to give. Your broker can provide you with a stock power or you can request one from The Asia Foundation's Resource Development unit at 1-866-581-GIVE (4483) or give@asiafound.org. You only need to sign your name on the stock power. Please leave the rest blank.

3. The unsigned stock certificate(s).

Please note that a signed stock certificate is legal tender. Therefore, if you mail the stock certificate, we strongly recommend that you mail the certificate and the stock power in separate envelopes and that you send the stock certificate via registered mail.

Valuation of Gift - The date of your gift is either the date you present your stock certificate and stock power to the Foundation or the postmark date if you mail your stock certificate. If you send the stock overnight mail (FedEx, etc.), the date of the gift will be the date the Foundation receives the gift. The value of your gift is based on the average of the high and the low of the stock on the date of the gift.

Mailing Address:
The Asia Foundation
465 California Street, 9th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94104

Address for Stock Gifts in Person:

Morgan Stanley
3562 Round Barn Cir., 1st Flr.
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Ask for: Joan Schmidt or Betty Zootis

Additional information that may be helpful to you and your financial advisor:

Address:
The Asia Foundation
465 California Street, 9th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94104
Tel: 415-982-4640
Fax: 415-392-8863

Letter Confirming Tax Exempt Status in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code is dated November 30, 1970.

Questions? Contact The Asia Foundation's Resource Development unit at: 1-866-581-GIVE (4483) or give@asiafound.org

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