Gifts of Stock

Gift of Stock

If the stock certificate is in your possession:
All you need to do is sign a stock power and have it signature guaranteed. Any bank official can provide this service for you. Then mail the certificate and the stock power to Michelle Keenan at the address below in separate envelopes for security. We'll use the postmark for the gift date, and credit you with the average market value on that date.

If you have a certificate that represents more shares than you wish to donate, we will need your social security number and a letter detailing how many shares you wish to donate and how many shares should be re-issued in your name. It generally takes 4 to 6 weeks for you to receive your new certificate.

If the stock is held in a brokerage account:
Please instruct your broker to transfer the shares to Western North Carolina Public Radio. Our brokerage account is set up with Raymond James Financial.

Account #: 80302051
DTC#: 0725
Contact Person: Joel Adams
Phone #: 828-251-9700 T

The shares will be electronically transferred. We'll use the date that the shares enter our account as your gift date, and credit you with the average market value on that date. We also ask that you give Michelle Keenan a call or send a letter to the address below to let us know the gift is in process. Very often, the shares are transferred into our account without information that indicates the donor's name. The phone call or letter will allow us to match up the donor's name with the correct stock gift, and insure that we can acknowledge the gift accordingly.

Western North Carolina Public Radio - WCQS / BPR News
Attn: Membership Department
73 Broadway
Asheville, NC 28801

Please feel free to contact Michelle Keenan at membership@bpr.org or call 828-210-4800, if you have any further questions.