How Your Charitable Gift of Stock Can Change a Generation

GiGi’s Playhouse Down Syndrome Achievement Centers succeed because of courageous families, enthusiastic volunteers, dedicated donors and lots of BELIEF! Generous donors allow us to provide FREE PROGRAMS to over 25,000 individuals with Down syndrome and their families across the country and in Mexico.

One way donors support our Playhouse families is by donating stock. Stock donations fund 30+ FREE educational, therapeutic and career training programs. OUTCOMES include daily achievements in gross and fine motor skills, reading and math, fitness and nutrition, and communication skills.  IMPACTS of stock include greater acceptance, belief and confidence; greater quality of life for participants and parents, new community and corporate partnerships, reduced discrimination and bulling at schools and on social media, and more.

In 2016 GiGi’s will embark on a nationwide endeavor called Generation G to foster greater acceptance and generosity for future generations! Please consider joining Generation G and supporting our Playhouse families through a year-end donation of stock. Depending on your situation, gifts of stock (or shares of a mutual fund) to GiGi’s Playhouse may be fully deductible at their market value at the time of the donation up to 30% of the donor’s adjusted gross income, and the donor may not have to pay capital gains tax on any gain. Please consult your tax advisor to determine the specific deductibility of your stock donation.

Just follow these two easy steps:

1. Please call 847-885-6149 or email and provide the
following information:

  • Your name, address, phone number and e-mail
  • The name of the stock
  • The number of shares you plan to contribute
  • The date the transaction was made or will be made – this will ensure that we credit the gift to you!!!

2. Please instruct your financial representative to deliver donations
of securities to:

  • Pershing, LLC
  • DTC #0443
  • Account #: ADV-209921
  • FBO: GiGi’s Playhouse, Inc.

Thank you in advance for your generosity! Your commitment helps more families and enables lasting change.

GiGi’s Playhouse is a 501c3 nonprofit organization funded solely by private donations and sponsorships. A receipt for your gift will be  mailed and e-mailed to you with the name of our organization, the donation amount, the contribution date and a description  of any property or services received, if applicable. For more information about supporting our families please visit:

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