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Gifts of Stock

A gift of stock or appreciated assets to the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition will help fight breast cancer by providing programs of awareness, education and early detection, and resources to those newly diagnosed or facing recurrence. The information below will help you learn more about how you can make a gift of appreciated securities.

The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition works through the Delaware Community Foundation (DCF) to facilitate the transfer of stock to DBCC.  Please copy Gail Carlucci at the DCF on all correspondence with your brokerage or bank to avoid unidentified gifts.

1. Provide written gift instructions to your bank or broker.

We have provided a sample letter (download). 

Although DCF typically utilizes the services of Merrill Lynch to sell donated securities, they have many brokerage accounts and may well have one with your brokerage firm.  If you prefer to use your own brokerage firm and broker, DCF will need to know the name of the stock, number of shares, and the name and contact information for the broker handling the transaction.  DCF will work with your broker to complete the transaction.

2. Please send a copy of all correspondence to DCF:

Ms. Gail Carlucci
Director of Donor Services and Checks
Delaware Community Foundation
Post Office Box 1636
Wilmington, DE 19899

or via fax: 302 571-1553.

3. If you have questions about stock gifts, please call Gail Carlucci at (302) 504-5229 or email her at gcarlucci (at)

4. Be certain to notify DBCC of your or your client’s stock gift so that we can properly acknowledge the gift. We will need to know the donor’s name(s) and address, as well as the type of stock, number of shares, and expected date of transfer.

Please send a copy of all correspondence and donor information to:

Rachelle Schindler
Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Inc.
111 W. 11th Street, Suite 3
Wilmington, DE 19801
(302) 778-1102 x12
rschindler (at)

If you would like to discuss your gift in advance, please contact Rachelle directly.


Your stock is valued on the day the stock is received in a Delaware Community Foundation Account.  Gifts are securities that are held for more than one year may be deducted at the full market value.