I’ve never been to Nepal.
I’ve never worked in a soup kitchen.
I’ve never been a teacher.
I’ve never rehearsed with a symphony.
I’ve never been a relief worker.
I’ve never worked at a children’s hospital, but I know I can make a difference.
What kind of people give to those they never meet? People who really care. And many people have found a better way to care than ever before. It’s called Schwab Charitable.
With Schwab Charitable, you get immediate tax benefits and the flexibility to give when it’s needed most.
Simply open a Schwab Charitable account and contribute cash, stocks, or other appreciated assets. You’ll get a tax deduction in the current year, you’ll minimize capital gains taxes on appreciated assets you contribute, and you’ll have the flexibility to make grants to your charities of choice at any time.
To help maximize the impact of your charitable giving, you can choose how your contributions are invested for potential growth.
For larger accounts, you can also recommend an independent investment advisor to manage your account.
When you’re ready to make a grant, Schwab Charitable handles all the details, verifying the charities, generating personalized grant letters, mailing the checks, keeping track of all your contributions and grants online, and compiling a simple annual report for you at tax time.
You can even extend your charitable giving beyond your lifetime, so you can continue to support your favorite charities for years to come.
Even if I can’t be there, I know that I will make a difference.