amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research

Gifts of Stock

A gift to amfAR of appreciated securities may provide tax advantages.  When you transfer ownership of long-term holdings to amfAR, you may be eligible to receive a charitable deduction for their full market value—and incur no capital gains tax (subject to applicable IRS rules and regulations).  You should always consult with your financial advisor before initiating a charitable gift arrangement. 

Because donor information in electronic transfers is not always complete, please alert us in advance of the stock name and number of shares you plan to give, so that we may acknowledge your gift in a timely fashion. You can do so by e-mailing

According to IRS regulations, the date of your gift corresponds to the date it arrives in our possession (for transfers from brokerage account to brokerage account). Following is the information necessary to transfer stock to our account:

Account name
The Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR)

DTC number

Account number

Tax ID Number

amfAR Broker Contact
Matthew Leone
Merrill Lynch Global Wealth Management
Two World Financial Center, 39th Floor
New York, NY 10281
(212) 236-5546