Maximum tax benefits depend on timing. Here’s how to complete your 2021 gift to Friends of the Dallas Public Library by year-end.
Date your check on or before Dec. 31, 2021, and mail via U.S. Postal Service with a postmark on or before Dec. 31, 2021. Gift checks mailed via U.S. Postal Service with postmark and check the date on or before Dec. 31, 2021, will be counted for 2021 regardless of when they are received at the Friends of the Dallas Public Library office.
Friends of the Dallas Public Library
1515 Young Street, 7th Floor
Dallas, TX 75201
Questions about your gift by check? Email email@example.com or call 214-670-1458.
Your gift by credit card
The way you send your gift determines the deadline since your credit card gift is effective for tax purposes on the date the card is charged (processed by the Foundation).
Credit card gifts by telephone
The deadline is 5 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time) on Thursday, Dec. 30, 2021
Credit card gifts online
The deadline is 11:59 p.m. (Central Standard Time) on Friday, Dec. 31, 2021.
Make your gift using our secure online giving form.
Questions about your credit card gift? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 214-670-1458.
Gifts of stock
The holiday season is an excellent time to invest in your Library and leverage charitable tax benefits before the end of 2021. If you are considering a gift, appreciated securities may be a great option for you. Donating stock can help you avoid capital gains tax and you can deduct the gift as a charitable donation at its fair market value. It’s a smart and simple way to invest in community literacy, lifelong learning, and access to opportunities offered by your Library.
Electronic securities transfer
Your electronic transfer of securities from a brokerage account is complete when the securities have been received by an account owned by Friends of the Dallas Public Library. Important: These gifts are not considered complete upon giving instructions to a broker.
Your electronic transfer gift is counted for tax purposes only when it is complete (see above).
Initiate your transfer early. It is wise to allow several weeks. While some transfers may be received within days of your instructions, longer delays are possible, especially at year-end.
Deadline: Your electronic transfer must be received by 11:59 p.m., on Friday, Dec. 31, 2021.
Gifts of securities may be wire transferred from your bank or brokerage account to the Friends of the Dallas Public Library account at Westwood Holdings Group, Inc. Please ask your broker to provide the transfer agents with your name so we can identify and acknowledge your gift.
Questions about transferring any gift of securities (stocks, bonds, mutual funds)? Contact 214-670-1458 or email@example.com