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Public Stock Transfer Instructions

Transfer Instructions for Publicly Traded Stock

I. Actual Stock Certificates Held by Donor:

Three items need to be included as part of your gift package; the stock certificate(s), a Letter of Authorization (PDF | 4KB) , and a signed Stock Power (PDF | 33KB) . Please do not fill out the assignment section or the signature block on the stock certificate. Instead, the assignment and signature should be completed as outlined below.

A. Assignment: On the back of the stock certificate (near the top) there is a place to assign the stock over to another party…Do not fill out this section.

Instead, prepare a Letter of Authorization (PDF | 4KB) stating your intent to donate the stock to the Virginia Tech Foundation and how the gift should be applied. The signature(s) on the letter of authorization must match the name(s) on the front of the stock certificate(s). Also, a separate letter of authorization is needed for each certificate having a different CUSIP number.

B. Signature: Please do not sign the bottom of the stock certificate. Instead sign a separate Stock Power (PDF | 33KB) . Please do not fill out the top or middle section of the stock power. The signature section and social security number are the only sections that need to be completed on the stock power, and the signatures must match the name(s) on the front of the stock certificate(s). Also, a separate stock power is needed for each certificate having a different CUSIP number.

Signature(s) must be stamped with a Medallion Signature Guarantee by a qualified financial institution (such as a commercial bank, savings bank, savings and loan, U.S. stockbroker and security dealer, or credit union) that is participating in an approved Medallion Signature Guarantee Program. A NOTARY SEAL IS NOT ACCEPTABLE.

Send the stock certificate(s) and letter of authorization in one envelope using certified mail, and mail the stock power separately (regular mail is fine). The two envelopes should be sent to:

Office of Investments and Debt Management
Attn: John J. Cusimano, Director
Virginia Tech Foundation, Inc.
902 Prices Fork Road, Suite 2400 (0455)
Blacksburg, VA 24061

II. Stock Held in Brokerage Account:

The Foundation maintains an account with BNY Mellon Capital Markets, LLC, a subsidiary of the Bank of New York Mellon Corporation, to receive non-trust related stock gifts. The donor should notify the Office of Investments and Debt Management of their intention to make a gift of stock to the Virginia Tech Foundation. By completing a Stock Transfer Form (PDF | 13KB) your broker can easily transfer stocks in "street name" to the Virginia Tech Foundation. Your broker will need the Foundation's DTC number located at the top of the form to transfer stock to the Foundation in "street name". Also, the Gift Details section of the form will need to be completed by either the donor or broker, and faxed to both BNY Mellon Capital Markets, LLC at (412) 236-4929 and to Greer Boyd at the Foundation's Office of Investments and Debt Management at (540) 231-7751. If you have any questions, Greer may be reached at (540) 231-7094 or idm@vt.edu


Contact Us

    Gateway Center

Investments and Debt Management
Virginia Tech Foundation
902 Prices Fork Road, Suite 2400 (0455)
Blacksburg, VA  24061
Phone (540) 231-7094
Fax (540) 231-7751