Stock & IRA Gifts

Maximize your impact by meeting your giving goals, enjoying potential tax benefits, and contributing to the change you want to see in our community.

Make a gift of stock

By gifting stocks or other securities directly to Asheville Humane Society, you make an incredible impact without taking money directly out of your bank account. Additionally, neither you nor Asheville Humane Society will pay taxes on the gains for appreciated assets you donate.

To make a gift of stock, please supply the following information to your financial advisor:

  • AHS Brokerage Firm: Merrill Lynch 
  • DTC #8862
  • AHS Account #: 70202293
  • AHS nonprofit tax ID: 56-1444098
  • Note: For the benefit of Asheville Humane Society.
  • Mailing Address: Asheville Humane Society, 14 Forever Friend Ln, Asheville, NC 28806

Then notify James Fulton, Senior Manager of Stewardship, at or 828-768-5458 so we can be on the lookout for your generous gift.

Giving directly from an IRA

You may be able to make an incredible impact with a tax-free gift from your IRA!

A Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) from your IRA, also known as an IRA Charitable Rollover, is an easy and savvy way for individuals age 70 ½ and over to provide lifesaving care and protection to thousands of local animals in need. In addition to creating an immense impact for vulnerable animals, a QCD to Asheville Humane Society can lower your taxable income and be counted towards satisfying your required minimum distributions for the year. 

If you are ready to make a gift from your IRA, please provide your IRA administrator with the following:

  • Organization Name: Asheville Humane Society
  • Address: 14 Forever Friend Lane, Asheville, NC 28806
  • Nonprofit Tax ID #: 56-1444098


*Please seek the advice of a qualified tax advisor to fully understand your options. If you need any assistance or to discuss the potential impact of your gift, please contact Laila Johnston, Donor Relations Director at or 828-761-2001 x306.

No. Federal legislation requires you to reach age 70 ½ by the date you make the gift.

Asheville Humane Society must receive your gift by December 31 for your donation to qualify this year.

Yes, absolutely! If you are at least 70 ½ and have not yet taken your required minimum distribution, the IRA charitable rollover gift can satisfy all or part of that requirement. Contact your IRA advisor to complete the gift and learn more.

No. You can give any amount $100,000 or less this year. To learn more, please contact your IRA advisor or tax professional.