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Our staff is here to assist you with your year-end giving but certain assets take longer to contribute. To ensure contributions are received and processed by year-end, please follow the guidelines below to meet your charitable giving goals.

2018 Year-End Gifting Deadlines

Contribution Type 

Donor Deadline

Contribution Guidelines

Complex Assets
(partnership interests, real property, etc.)
Friday, November 16, 2018
These types of gifts require due diligence and official  acceptance by CFT. Please contact us as soon as possible to determine if CFT can accept your contribution by year-end. For more information, please contact Geri Jacobs at 214-750-4255.
Physical Stock Certificates
Monday, December 7, 2018
Delivered to CFT, with stock power by 4pm (CST) on 12/7/18.
IRA Charitable Rollovers
Friday, December 21, 2018
Donors should check with the plan administrators to  determine the necessary time to make a direct distribution to CFT.  *IRA contributions may be made to designated funds, scholarships or field of interest funds, but not donor-advised funds.
Marketable Securities
Thursday, December 27, 2018
Please check with your brokerage firm to ensure transfer to CFT is initiated by 12/27/18. View stock transfer instructions here.

Wire Transfers

Friday, December 28, 2018
Please check with your financial institution to ensure wire transfers are initiated by 12/28/18.
Monday, December 31, 2018
Delivered to CFT by 5pm (CST) on Monday, December 31st or postmarked by Monday, 12/31/18.
Credit Cards Monday, December 31, 2018
Please contact CFT by 5pm (CST) on Monday, 12/31/18 or give online by 11:59pm (CST) on Monday, 12/31/18.

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