Year End Giving to Denver Seminary

  • Dec 23, 2011

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Thank you for considering a gift to Denver Seminary. In order to qualify as a gift this year for tax purposes, your contribution must meet the following criteria:

Giving By Mail

Your envelope must be postmarked no later than December 31st. Please note that if you drop your envelope in a mailbox after the last scheduled pickup time on the 31st, it will not be postmarked until January and will not qualify as a gift in this year. The date you place on your check is not normally recognized by the IRS as valid proof of your intent to give on a particular date.

Gifts by mail should be sent to:

Denver Seminary
Attn: Advancement
6399 South Santa Fe Drive
Littleton, CO 80120

Giving Online

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Any credit card gifts received through our ONLINE DONATIONS link will be dated according to the time that you submit your completed form. Please be aware that connection glitches can sometimes hinder the transmission of information submitted over the Internet. Because of this, we recommend that you submit your online gift no later than 6:00 pm MST on December 31st to help ensure that it receives a time stamp for this year.

All offices at Denver Seminary will be closed December 24th – December 28th.  If you wish to give by credit card during this time please use our secure link or contact Lisa Ricci of Advancement at 720-879-2505 or Since voice mail messages do not leave an audible communication trail, the Seminary cannot accept donations left on voice mail.

All offices at Denver Seminary will be open Monday, December 31st during normal business hours. If you wish to give by credit card after the Seminary has closed, please use our secure link.  We recommend that you submit your online gift no later than 6:00 pm MST on December 31st to help ensure that it receives a time stamp for this 

Giving By Phone 

All offices at Denver Seminary will be closed December 24th – December 28th.  If you wish to give by credit card during this time please use our secure ONLINE DONATIONS system or contact Lisa Ricci of Advancement at 720-879-2505 or Since voice mail messages do not leave an auditable communication trail, the Seminary cannot accept donations left on voice mail.

All offices at Denver Seminary will be open Monday, December 31st during normal business hours. If you wish to give by credit card after the Seminary has closed, please use our secure ONLINE DONATIONS system.  We recommend that you submit your online gift no later than 6:00 pm MST on December 31st to help ensure that it receives a time stamp for this year.

 

Gifts of Stock

Stocks, bonds, notes or other instruments for which value can be determined in the financial markets should be made payable to Denver Seminary. Donors are encouraged to consult their tax advisor in advance before donating marketable securities. Stock transfers should be made to Denver Seminary's brokerage account: 

Wells Fargo Trust Minnesota, N.A.
Account # 1190006324
DTC # 2027
Routing # 94866

If the securities are not held in an account with a broker, the unendorsed certificates should be mailed to the attention of the Director of Development and a signed signature guaranteed stock power should be mailed in a separate envelope by registered mail. Gifts of restricted stock cannot be accepted.  

Per IRS regulations it is the donor's responsibility to place a value on all gifts of stock based on the date the transfer is completed. To ensure that your gift of stock qualifies as a contribution for this year, please contact your broker and give them enough advance notice to complete the transfer before the end of the calendar year. Stock certificates sent through the mail must have a December 31st postmark per the above guidelines.

If you have questions about stock gifts over the Christmas holidays, please contact Lisa Ricci of Advancement at 720-879-2505 or

 

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