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Securities

OPTION A

If your broker holds the securities you wish to give in "street name," which is normally how they are held if you have a brokerage account.

  1. Telephone Alumni House and direct your call to Wendy Barnhart, Gift Accounting and Acknowledgment Administrator, at (315) 781-3725 or toll free at 877-HWS-GIFT (877-497-4438). You'll want to let Alumni House staff know the following:

    • The name of the securities you wish to give,
    • Approximately how many shares (or approximate value) you wish to give,
    • Whether the gift will be designated to the Annual Fund and/or another purpose (we are required to indicate this),
    • And the name, address, and phone number of your broker, or investment representative.
  2. Let your broker or your investment representative know you wish to make a gift of stock to Hobart and William Smith Colleges.

    Give them the following information about the Colleges' account:

    Broker:
    Edward D. Jones & Co.
    Account Name:
    FBO – Hobart and William Smith Colleges
    Account #:
    621-03058-1-6
    DTC#:
    0057
    Contact:
    Holly Fowler (315-781-1157 or 800-810-1250)

    Request that the broker notify HWS that the transaction has been completed so we can identify it.

    The Colleges will send you a receipt and letter indicating the date of your gift as well as the value we assigned to your gift, computed by taking the mean of the high and low prices of the stock on the date of transfer. Please consult with your tax adviser regarding the value of your gift for income tax deduction purposes.

OPTION B

If you own securities that are held for you at a custodian bank (can be the result of an employer plan, direct purchase plan, or otherwise) you can instruct the custodian to transfer the securities to Edward Jones & Co. (See Option A, Step Two). If they are unable to transfer securities to a third party, such as HWS, then you should request your securities be converted to certificate form and be sent to you directly. Then follow the instructions for Option C-"If you hold securities in certificate form."

OPTION C

If you are holding the securities you wish to give the Colleges in certificate form:

Instructions:
In two separate envelopes (so neither document is negotiable in transit), please send the following:

Envelope 1

  • The unsigned stock certificate(s)
  • Instructions-tell us how many shares you wish to donate to Hobart and William Smith Colleges and whether the gift is for the Annual Fund and/or another purpose.

Envelope 2

  • A guaranteed signature stock power, executed in blank. (Your local bank officer or broker can guarantee a signature.) Please do not fill in the description of the stock or Hobart and William Smith's name as transferee.
  • Add a note telling us that the stock certificate is coming in Envelope 1.

The date of your gift will be the latest postmark on the envelopes received at Hobart and William Smith.

The Colleges will send you a receipt and letter indicating the date of your gift as well as the value we assigned to your gift, computed by taking the mean of the high and low prices of the stock on the postmark date. Please consult with your tax adviser regarding the value of your gift for income tax deduction purposes.

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If you have any questions about giving to the Colleges, or to give to a special designation, please contact Wendy Barnhart at (315) 781-3725 or barnhart@hws.edu