Gifts of Stock

Regardless of whether you love national programs like PBS NewsHour and Masterpiece, or if you prefer stories that focus on life in the Northwest like Human Elements or Mossback’s Northwest, you probably want to stretch your charitable dollars as far as you can. By gifting long-term appreciated securities you can save on taxes and give the community programs that spark imagination and deeper conversation.

It’s easy to transfer stocks as a gift to Cascade PBS. The IRS allows you to transfer appreciated stock to Cascade PBS without recognizing capital gains on the appreciation. In essence, you can make a larger donation than you could make with cash and receive a larger tax benefit.

How it works

You transfer publicly-traded stocks, bonds, or mutual fund shares that you have owned for more than one year to Cascade Public Media (our legal name).

We sell the stocks and use the funds for programming you enjoy year round.

Your benefits

You receive a tax deduction for the fair market value of your gift on the date of transfer, regardless of what you originally paid for the stocks.

You pay no capital gains tax on the transfer.

You get the satisfaction of making a wonderful gift to Cascade PBS!

Make a stock gift in three simple steps

  1. Along with information about the amount and type of stock you would like to donate, provide your broker with the following information:

    Cascade Public Media (our legal name)
    Broker: Wells Fargo Advisors
    DTC Number: 0141
    Cascade Public Media Account Number: 34489364

  2. Remind your broker to include your name, contact information, and any special instructions for use of the gift with your transfer.
  3. Contact Kathy Fennessy, Estate GIft Planning Coordinator, at (206) 443-6763 or with information about the type of stock you’re giving and number of shares, as well as any special considerations you may have.

Important details

Please check with your tax advisor and plan ahead when selling or transferring stocks or mutual fund shares. Timing is critical to ensure you receive tax benefits as intended. Transfer date, post marked date (if mailed via U.S. Postal Service), or date of receipt by Cascade PBS, may affect tax year eligibility.

This is not intended to be professional legal or financial advice. You should always consult your advisors as they know your personal situation best.

Contact and Tax Information

Cascade Public Media
316 Broadway
Seattle, WA 98122
Tax ID: EIN 91-1221895

Further Questions

Contact Cascade Public Media’s broker at Wells Fargo Advisors:

Gregory Hauth, Financial Advisor
Wells Fargo Advisors
999 Third Avenue, Suite 4000
Seattle, WA 98104

Telephone: 206.292.3476
Fax: 206.833.4472

Cascade Public Media (“CPM”) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Federal Tax ID: 91-1221895. Cascade Public Media, which includes Cascade PBS (KCTS 9/Crosscut), is currently registered with the WA Secretary of State’s office under the Charitable Solicitation Act at chapter 19.09 RCW – call 1-800-332-4483. Additional financial and other information may be obtained by contacting CPM at 1-800-937-5287 or the Secretary’s office by visiting

This site is informational and educational in nature. It does not offer professional tax, legal, or accounting advice. For specific advice about the effect of any planning concept on your tax or financial situation or with your estate, please consult a qualified professional advisor.