Gifts of Stocks, IRA Distributions

Gifts of Stocks and Securities

Gifts of stock are a great way to support the Virginia Museum of Natural History, allowing you to claim a charitable deduction for the full market value of the securities on the date the gift is made. For all gifts of stocks and securities, we encourage you to consult your tax adviser when considering such a gift.

To make a gift of securities to VMNH, please follow the directions below:

  1. Instruct your broker to transfer the chosen securities to the VMNH brokerage accounts listed below.
  2. Notify VMNH that you have initiated the gift so that we may properly allocate the funds and provide you with a tax receipt. Contact Charlotte Harter, VMNH Foundation, at 276-403-8559 or with your broker’s name and phone number, the stock you wish to give including the number of shares, and the intended purpose of your gift.

Account: Virginia Museum of Natural History Foundation
Contact: Gary Collins
Account Number: 7798-6083
DTC Number: 0793

Qualified Charitable Distributions (QCDs) and Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs)

When planning your IRA withdrawal strategy, you may want to consider making a charitable contribution to the Virginia Museum of Natural History through a QCD or RMD.

A QCD is a direct transfer of funds from your IRA custodian, payable to a qualified charity. QCDs can be counted toward satisfying your required minimum distributions (RMDs) for the year, as long as certain rules are met.

To learn more about Qualified Charitable Distributions, Required Minimum Distributions and more, please consult your financial advisor or review the IRA FAQs - Distributions (Withdrawals).

To learn about VMNH programs you can support through your IRA distributions, please contact Ryan Barber at 276-403-8513 or

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