DAF Procedures for Making Gifts
Several ways of making a gift of securities to the Donor Advised Fund at The University of Alabama are described within.
Procedures for Making Gifts Securities Several ways of making a gift of securities to the Donor Advised Fund at The University of Alabama are described below. If you wish to make a gift of restricted (Rule 144) securities, simply contact us for instructions and additional information required for this type of stock. 1. Securities Held in a Brokerage Account Securities held by a broker may be delivered by wire through the Depository Trust Company (DTC) to our brokerage account at AmSouth Bank with the following instructions: Regions Bank Agent ID #17695 Institutional ID #17695 Participant #971 FBO: UA Donor Advised Fund Account # 1055000708 If you choose to make a gift of this type, please notify us in advance so that our broker can be alerted to expect the securities and so that we can document and acknowledge your gift properly. For your convenience, weâ€™ve included a suggested instruction letter to your advisor on the back of this notice. 2. Securities Registered in Your Name If you have possession of stock certificates, mail the unendorsed certificate and a signed stock power in separate envelopes. You may obtain stock powers from your financial services provider, the University of Alabama Office of Advancement or our Web site, www.daf.ua.edu. You may also hand-deliver certificates to our office. In either case, a letter of authorization regarding the purpose of the gift, signed by you, should accompany the certificates. Please deliver or mail to our office at: Box 870122 284 Rose Administration Building Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0122 Cash There are two ways to make a cash gift to the Donor Advised Fund: by check or federal funds wire transfer. 1. Gift by Check Please make your check payable to The University of Alabama Donor Advised Fund, and deliver the check personally or by mail to our office at: Box 870122 284 Rose Administration Building Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0122 On the memo line of your check, please write the name of the Donor Advised Fund you wish to receive the contribution. 2. Gifts by Wire Transfer Gifts may be federal funds wire transferred to one of the Universityâ€™s investment accounts. For gifts of this type please notify us in advance of a planned wire transfer so your gift can be credited to the correct fund and donor. Please inform your financial institution to transfer the funds to: Regions Bank Wealth Management Operations Dept. ABA #062000019 for Account #0017541387 For Further Credit to UA Donor Advised Fund Account #1055000708 3. Year-End Gifts Important: To qualify as a tax deduction for a given year, your cash gift must be postmarked by December 31 of that year. Your financial institution can advise you as to the delivery time of federal funds wire transfers. 4. Other Assets Please contact the University of Alabama Donor Advised Fund regarding procedures for making contributions of other types of assets. Sample Form Letter for Gifts of Securities Date Name and Address of your Broker, Investment Advisor or Custodian Bank, etc. RE: Account No. ________________ Dear ________________: I wish to make a gift of securities to the ________________ fund at The University of Alabama. Upon receipt of this letter, please transfer from my account ____ shares of ________________ to the University of Alabama Donor Advised Fund in accordance with the attached instructions. Please direct any questions to the gift planning staff at The University of Alabama, (205) 348-4767 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Sincerely, Donorâ€™s signature c: The University of Alabama Donor Advised Fund Fax (205) 348-8871 Attention Donor: When you send a copy of this letter to The University of Alabama, please indicate the telephone number of your broker, banker, custodian or other appropriate contact person.