Given current trends, an estimated 50% of the world’s 7000 languages will become extinct or near-extinct in the next 100 years. We all need to do our part to save as many of these languages as we can to avoid the loss of the culture and ideas that these languages and their peoples bring to the world. Our Executive Director, Wilhelm Meya, makes the case for supporting indigenous language in this op-ed in this op-ed in The Financial Times on Lakota language preservation.
Financial support is a direct way to contribute to the cause of saving languages. One great way to give financial support is to donate to The Language Conservancy a gift of securities, including stocks, bonds, or mutual funds that have appreciated in value. Gifts of publicly traded securities provide you with a double tax benefit: you avoid capital-gains tax on appreciated securities and you receive a charitable income-tax deduction for the full fair-market value of the securities. On top of that, you know your money is going to a great cause!
Thank you for making your tax-deductible donation to The Language Conservancy.
To transfer securities, please have your broker deliver them to:
Interactive Brokers, LLC
One Pickwick Plaza
Greenwich, CT 06830 USA
Broker DTC#: 0534
To the attention of:
The Language Conservancy
Tax ID Number: 20-3840826
The best method is via Automated Customer Account Transfer Services (ACATS), the US Broker-to-Broker, position-transfer system. Request to have your cash and positions automatically moved from a US broker to The Language Conservancy. TLC also accepts Free of Payment (FOP) Delivery of long US stock positions from another US bank or broker that is a member of the Depository Trust Company (DTC).
Because electronic transfers are made without identifying the donor, please alert us in advance about the securities you plan to give. You can do so by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
This will help us identify and shepherd your gift securely through the transfer process. Please include the following information:
Donor’s full name and complete address
Name and number of securities transferred
Date of the transfer
According to IRS regulations, the date of your gift corresponds to the date it arrives in our possession (for transfers from brokerage account to brokerage account). If you have any questions about giving stock, please contact Pete Witczak, Finance Director, at (812) 961-0140 for additional specifics.