Stocks or Mutual Funds

Electronic Transfer

Giving stock through electronic transfer is the easiest method when a donor maintains holdings in a brokered account. Depository Trust Company, or DTC, is the clearinghouse for electronic security transfers. Each brokerage firm has a specific DTC number. When you wish to make a gift of stock, provide the following information to the transferring broker:

  • Account Name: University of Virginia Fund
  • Account Number: 84949411
  • DTC Number: 0715
  • Clearing Broker: Davenport and Company LLC
  • Reference: [Donor’s Name]

Please alert the U.Va. Fund at 434-243-2641 before the transfer so that the arrangements can be made with our broker to receive the stock. At the same time, please indicate the purpose of the contribution, such as an annual gift, a pledge payment, or funds for a planned gift.

Stock Certificates and Stock Powers

If you send a stock certificate that is in your name, a letter of intent must be included. Under separate cover, please send a signed stock power [PDF]. The U.Va. Fund does not recommend sending signed certificates. Stock powers are available from the U.Va. Fund or from any broker. On the stock power, your signature is the only item that is needed. The process for reregistering stock certificates (transferring the certificate into The U.Va. Fund’s name) can take from four to eight weeks. Stock certificates should be sent to:

If sent by U.S. Postal Service:
University of Virginia Fund
Stock & Mutual Fund Gifts
P.O. Box 400331
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4314

If sent by other carriers:
University of Virginia Fund
Stock & Mutual Fund Gifts
211 Emmet Street South
Charlottesville, VA 22903

If the certificates have been re-registered to The U.Va. Fund, a letter should be included identifying the donor and the purpose of the gift.

Using Share Transfer Form

The process of giving mutual fund shares takes a few more steps and more time to complete. Please call 434-243-2641 and identify the ticker symbol of the mutual fund and at the same time, please indicate that the purpose of the gift. (We have certain license agreements that allow us to accept specific mutual funds.) In general, mutual fund companies do not allow shareholders to transfer mutual fund shares outside the issuing brokerage’s fund. The shares must be transferred to an account created for The U.Va. Fund, unless we have a license agreement with the issuing broker.

Most mutual fund companies will allow a standard Transfer of Shares to New Owner Form that the transfer of shares from your account into an open account for The U.Va. Fund. The form must be completed through you and The U.Va. Fund. Leave the “transfer” portion of the form blank and allow The U.Va. Fund to it in.

All persons listed in the “transfer from” section of the form (owners of the account) must sign the form. The UVA Fund does not require a medallion guarantee or notarization; however, we will comply with the issuing brokerage request if the issuing broker requires these.

After completing your portion of the form, please send it to the U.Va. Fund at the following address:

If sent by U.S. Postal Service:
University of Virginia Fund
Stock & Mutual Fund Gifts
P.O. Box 400331
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4314

If sent by other carriers:
University of Virginia Fund
Stock & Mutual Fund Gifts
211 Emmet Street South
Charlottesville, VA 22903

If a Share Transfer Form Is Not Available
Please call issuing brokerage if you are unable to obtain a form from your mutual fund company, you may write a letter addressed to the company authorizing the transfer of shares to The U.Va. Fund. All owners of the account must sign the letter, and the signatures must be medallion guaranteed. Please send the signed original of the letter to the U.Va. Fund at the address above so that they can attach a letter requesting the transaction.

Gifts of mutual fund shares do take 6 to 8 weeks  to finalize, so advance preparation is recommended when the timing of a gift is critical.  The UVA Fund will acquire ownership of the shares and then sell them. The UVA Fund follows the IRS time schedule of release of ownership for receipt dates.