In addition to cash gifts, the Manchester Historical Society is able to receive gifts of stocks, mutual funds, or bonds. Your gift of appreciated stock or mutual funds can be tax deductible at full fair market value at the time of the gift, and there is no capital gains tax due. Please ask your broker to contact us or send the securities with a letter of transmittal to Manchester Historical Society, c/o Nicholas Strom-Olsen, VT Retirement Planners, 54 Highland Avenue Unit#1, Manchester Center, VT 05255.
Bequests are lasting gifts to the future of the Manchester Historical Society and provide an important legacy to the future. Simply by including the Manchester Historical Society in your will makes it possible for MHS to build for the future. If you do decide to include us in your legacy giving, your attorney can help you make this possible. We would like to recognize your plans by including you in our Legacy Society, which is acknowledged every fall in our Annual Report, so please let us know if you have made provision for a gift to MHS in your will.
If you have property or tangible goods you would like to donate, please contact us before making the gift to make sure MHS can accept it, and to discuss any necessary appraisal, environmental study, or other preliminaries.
We are always happy to talk to you about how you can support MHS now and in the future and urge you to discuss this with your financial advisor who can advise you on how to accomplish your philanthropic goals.
Thank you so much for your interest in the Manchester Historical Society and your generous support.