A leading genetics researcher at the NYU Langone Medical Center in New York City, Dr. Jef Boeke philanthropically supports the efforts of the Nature Conservancy, a national nonprofit dedicated to protecting ecologically important lands and waters. Thanks to the support of donors such as Dr. Jef Boeke, the Nature Conservancy has protected thousands of miles of rivers and more than 119 million acres of land.
The Nature Conservancy welcomes contributions in many different forms, including stock holdings. After a donor transfers securities to the Nature Conservancy, the organization sells the securities and uses the proceeds from the transaction to fund its many programs. Donors receive an income tax deduction based on the fair market value of the securities sold and pay no capital gains tax on their donations. Donors also have the option of directing their contributions toward a specific program or fund.
To learn more about donating stock holdings to the Nature Conservancy, visit www.nature.org.