MDA For Strength Independence & Life

Ways to Get Involved

Together with our generous supporters, MDA is fighting to free kids and adults from the harm of muscle-debilitating diseases so they can live longer and grow stronger. We need caring individuals like you to help us bring more treatments, the best care and life-changing support to families today.

Gifts of Appreciated Securities

Gift of Appreciated Securities Diagram

How It Works

  • You transfer appreciated stocks, bonds or mutual fund shares you have owned for one year or more to MDA.
  • MDA sells your securities and uses the proceeds to support families with muscular dystrophy, ALS, and other diseases that limit muscle strength and mobility, or to support the program you wish to gift with your support.

Benefits

  • You receive an immediate income-tax deduction for the fair market value of the securities on the date of transfer, no matter what you originally paid for them.
  • You pay no capital gains tax on the transfer.

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