How to Give

Not only do you have options for how your gift will be used, you also have options on what to give and how to give. There are gifts that cost you nothing now, gifts that pay you income, and gifts that allow you to decide what happens when.

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Stock transfer instructions

Donate Stocks

To donate gifts of stock certificates, please call us at 412-749-2885 or karam@thewatsoninstitute.org. Please provide the following information for audit and acknowledgment purposes:

  • Donor's name and complete address
  • Name and number of shares transferred
  • Date of the transfer
  • Program to which the gift should be directed

Second, transfer the stock using one of the following options:

Option 1: Electronic Transfer
Your broker may transfer securities electronically into the Watson Institute's account. Please contact Kara D. Mostowy directly for further instructions. 412-749-2885.

Option 2: Physical Transfer
You may forward your stock certificate(s) directly to the Watson Institute. Each stock certificate requires a stock power form. The stock powers should be signed, and the signature guaranteed by your local bank or broker.

Mail the stock powers, along with a letter indicating your intent to make a gift, to the address below. Under separate cover, send the stock certificate(s) to the same address. For additional protection, we recommend that you send the certificate(s) via registered mail.

Please mail to:

ATTN: Development Office
The Watson Institute
301 Camp Meeting Road
Sewickley, PA  15143