A gift of stock can greatly benefit you and the WDA Foundation.
If the stock has increased in value from the time of purchase, you may be able to avoid paying the capital gains tax by donating the security to the foundation. In addition, the total amount of the donation could be eligible for a tax deduction.
For stocks that have decreased in value, you may wish to sell the securities first and make your gift with the proceeds. This will allow you to deduct the capital loss when preparing your taxes.
For specific details on how to make a donation of stock, please click here for Stock Transfer Instructions or contact WDA Foundation Executive Director Vicki Bohman at 414-755-4198 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For information on tax advantages, please contact your attorney or tax advisor.
Your scrap metals can bring dental health to Wisconsin’s less-fortunate residents through the Scientific Metals Precious Scrap Metal program to benefit the WDA Foundation.
Scientific Metals provides a wide variety of precious metal refining services including gold, platinum, palladium and silver. Settlement is based on the average daily London PM prices from the day your scrap is received. You can designate a percentage of your return to be donated directly to the WDA Foundation by indicating your desired percentage on the back of the information form submitted with your scrap metal. The desired percentage can range from one to 100 percent. Scientific Metals will provide a check to the foundation on a quarterly basis with a list of donors who have participated. All participants will receive an acknowledgement for tax purposes.
Call 888-949-0008 or click here for more information on metal refining.
If you are looking for a place to get rid of all the junk that’s been accumulating in your office or home, Action Recyclers in Milwaukee offers a walk-in service that is free to use and can benefit the programs of the WDA Foundation. Simply collect and bring items to Action Recyclers and indicate that you are making a donation for the WDA Foundation.
You will receive a receipt indicating the value of the items donated that can be used for your personal records. Click here for a list of accepted items.
During the year, the WDA Foundation hosts a variety of fundraising events that need your support to be successful. Everyone who makes a gift of an item will receive acknowledgement and may claim the donation on their income taxes based on the most current tax code.
Silent Auction – The foundation often hosts a Silent Auction at InSession and a variety of items are needed each year to be sold to the highest bidder. Items can range in value from $25 to priceless. Examples of sought-after items are:
- Gift baskets representing various regions of the state (or nation)
- A day or a week at a hotel, bed & breakfast or private cabin
- Special one-of-a-kind experiences such as the opportunity to run in a sausage race at Miller Park, get a behind-the-scenes tour of the zoo, the opportunity to sit in special seating at Lambeau Field.
- Hard-to-get items
- Handmade items
Wall of Wine – The Wall of Wine takes place at the WDA House of Delegates and is always in need of bottles of wine for the raffle. Wine must be valued at a minimum of $10 but bottles of $50 or more are especially needed.
The WDA Foundation is unable to provide potential donors with tax advice.