ASPCA Heroes: Major Giving
There are many ways to make a Major Gift, and we are happy to help you find the right opportunity that both meets your philanthropic wishes and supports our mission. The ASPCA receives no public financial support and relies on its major donor partners to accomplish its efforts to alleviate animal homelessness and cruelty across the nation. We hope you find this information to be helpful, and we’d like to thank you for considering a gift to the ASPCA.
Should you wish to make a major gift of $5,000 or more, please contact us to learn more about the many available ASPCA giving options, and to discuss which option is best for you at this time. You may be able to give more than you expected!
Find out more about the ways in which the following ASPCA major gift partners have helped us improve the lives of animals:
Types of Major Gifts
Gifts of cash immediately impact ASPCA programs and provide you the donor with the highest tax deduction.
Gifts of Stock
Through a gift of appreciated securities, you the donor will receive one of the most significant tax breaks from the IRS. A donation of securities is a powerful way to support the ASPCA, providing you with the satisfaction of advancing the lifesaving work of the ASPCA while you receive the following benefits:
- You will pay no capital gains tax on the securities you choose to donate
- You will receive an immediate tax deduction for the fair market value of the securities on the date of transfer, regardless of what you initially paid to purchase them
- Your gift of stock, like cash gifts, can be directed to the general support of the ASPCA or to a specific project
Merrill Lynch Account Number: 546-02087
Merrill Lynch DTC Number: 8862
ASPCA Federal Tax ID #: 13-1623829
For Credit to (Account Name):
ASPCA –American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
Merrill Lynch Representative is:
Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc.
75 Rockefeller Plaza, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10019
Prior to transfer, please call Racquel Alston with name of stock and number of shares to be transferred.
Director, Data & Gifts
212-876-7700 ext. 4517
Donor Advised Fund (DAF)
This is a convenient and flexible way to manage your charitable giving and a cost-effective alternative to establishing a private foundation. What you do:
Recommend that a distribution be made from your donor advised fund for ASPCA programs and services. The gift is then made in your fund's name.
While the ASPCA does not directly manage Donor Advised Funds, there are a number of financial institutions and community trusts that can assist you in establishing such a fund. Contributions and/or grants from you DAF can be made to a number of charitable organizations of your choice and you receive many benefits including:
- An immediate tax deduction
- The flexibility of one source for your charitable giving, without the costs and administrative obligations of a private foundation
- More ongoing tax benefits with a donor advised fund than with a private foundation
- No start-up costs or administrative expenses
Gifts of Personal Property
By donating a piece of personal property (i.e. an item or collection of art, books, furniture), you are making a valuable contribution to the ASPCA and will also receive a tax deduction.
The donated item can be sold by the ASPCA or can be held for sale at a later date. You, the donor, will immediately receive an income tax deduction for the appraised value of the donated article and no capital gains tax will be assessed. This is the perfect way to make a difference for your charity without making a monetary transaction. For more detailed information on this type of donation, please consult your financial advisor or the IRS directly.
Legal Information and Tax ID
It is suggested that the following information be included with all gifts:
Name: American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)
Principal Address: 424 East 92nd Street, New York, NY 10128
Telephone: (212) 876-7700
Federal Tax ID: # 13-1623829
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is recognized as a 501(c) 3 charitable organization by the Internal Revenue Service.
Vice President, Philanthropy
(212) 876-7700, ext. 4745
For correspondence, please mail:
Attn: Wilhelmina Waldman
520 8th Ave., Fl. 7
New York, NY 10018