Gifts of Stock

Electronic delivery of stock shares is the most secure and expedient delivery process available and provides efficient internal control as well as cost savings. However, if you desire, you may also transfer certificates directly. The included forms below are in PDF format, so you will need to make sure you have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer. Be sure to follow the instructions below:

Step 1: Initiate Transfer

There are two common methods of gifting securities to WFYI. The first is electronic transfer through which your broker can transfer shares using WFYI’s DTC number. The other is physically mailing the paper certificate to WFYI. Either method is acceptable, but it is necessary for you to contact your broker to initiate the transfer.

Step 2: Method of Delivery (Choose one)

If you choose to electronically transfer your shares to WFYI’s brokerage account, use the following electronic transfer information:

Fifth Third Securities Inc.
DTC Number: 226
Acct. Number: 069-041653
Acct. Name: Metropolitan Indianapolis Public Broadcasting, Inc.
Contact: Rose Stark
Telephone: (317) 383-2183
Address: 251 North Illinois St., Suite 1200
MD 8651111
Indianapolis, IN 46204

If you choose to send paper certificates, mail your UNENDORSED certificate(s) with signed stock power form  (online pdf of form here) in separate envelopes by registered mail to:

WFYI
Attn: Donor Engagement Office
1630 N. Meridian St.
Indianapolis, IN 46202

Certificates already registered in the name of Metropolitan Indianapolis Public Broadcasting, Inc. or WFYI do not require the stock power for execution of the transfer. Please mail these to:

WFYI
Attn: Donor Engagement Office
1630 N. Meridian St.
Indianapolis, IN 46202

STEP 3: Notification Of Donor Intent

Regardless of the method chosen to deliver a gift of stock, the donor or the transferring broker must provide the following information for audit and acknowledgement purposes:

  • Donor’s name and complete address
  • Name and number of securities transferred
  • Name of brokerage house shares will be transferred from (i.e. Raymond James Financial Services, etc.)
  • Date of the transfer
  • Specific program/membership level at WFYI gift should be directed, (if any)

Be sure to also fill this PDF form out for completing this information and mailing to:

WFYI
Attn: Donor Engagement Office
1630 N. Meridian St.
Indianapolis, IN 46202

Or

fax to (317) 283-2045

Or

Contact the Donor Engagement Office or call (317) 614-0439