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A gift of appreciated securities you have held for more than one year is usually the most economical way to give. You are eligible to take a federal income tax deduction equal to the fair market value of the stock on the date of the gift for up to 30 percent of your adjusted gross income and will not have to recognize the appreciation as capital gain. Gifts to Marietta College are tax deductible.

The value of all security gifts is calculated at the mean price of the securities as traded on the date they are transferred to our account.

Information for Electronic Transfer of Stocks or Securities 

  • Deliver through: DTC#0226
  • Credit to brokerage: Hazlett, Burt & Watson
  • For the account of Marietta College: WV2012459
  • Tax Identification Number: 31-4379584

What is the procedure?

Securities Held by Your Bank or Broker

Please notify your bank or broker that you would like to gift appreciated securities to Marietta College. Once you have notified your bank or broker, please call the Office of Advancement at (800) 274-4704 to notify us of the transfer so we can properly direct the donation to meet your wishes.

Securities Held by You

Please send unendorsed certificates by mail, along with a letter giving your name, address, and the purpose of your gift to:

Marietta College
Office of Advancement
215 Fifth Street
Marietta, OH 45750


In a separate envelope, please mail to the same address a signed stock power for each certificate, along with a copy of your letter. Do not complete any information on the stock power other than your signature and the date. If the certificate signifies a greater number of shares than you mean to give to Marietta, please enclose a note requesting the return of a new stock certificate with the non-gift balance.

Your bank or broker can supply you with blank stock powers, or the Office of Advancement can send them to you. For most expedient handling, do not fill in Marietta College's name as transferee on either the stock certificate or the stock power, and please do not send stock certificates to a transfer agent for transfer into Marietta College's name.