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Gifts of Stock

Making a stock gift to ThinkTV can be as simple as a phone call.
Many people find it convenient and a tax benefit to contribute stock to ThinkTV. To do so, call your financial advisor, stockbroker or attorney to make an electronic transfer through which your broker can transfer shares using ThinkTV’s DTC number. Here is the information that is needed to make the stock gift:

Merrill Lynch Wealth Management
312 Walnut Street, Suite 2425
Cincinnati OH 45202-4170
DTC Number: 8862
Account Number: 7LS – 02030
Account Name: Greater Dayton Public Television
Brokerage Contact Information:
Kim Wissemeier                                 Telephone: (513) 562-2109
Kerri Boss                                           Telephone: (513)562-2111
Toll Free: 1-877-540-3669                Fax: (513) 322-4150

The donor or the transferring broker must provide the following information to properly record your gift to ensure that you receive an acknowledgement:

  • Donor name and complete address
  • Name and number of securities transferred
  • Name of brokerage house shares will be transferred from
  • Date of transfer


If you have questions or need additional information, please contact:

Laura Letton, CFRE
Major and Planned Giving Director
ThinkTV Network
110 S. Jefferson Street
Dayton, Ohio 45402
937.220.1647 office
ThinkTV Tax ID: 31-0858459

Turn Your Stock Market Gains into Community Change

It's that time again!  As the year winds down, many ThinkTV supporters are considering what to give and how to give before December 31st. Cash gifts are always popular and deeply appreciated. Yet, have you considered a gift of appreciated stock? Donating stock can prove to be good for you and even better for our community. 

For starters, a gift of appreciated stock can generate attractive tax savings. By donating appreciated stock that you’ve owned for more than a year, you would become eligible to claim a tax deduction for what the stock is worth today as opposed to what you paid for it many years ago. This charitable deduction could help reduce your taxable income and ultimately your tax.  

If you decide instead to sell this same stock, you would be taxed on the gain, even if you ultimately decide to donate the proceeds to a charity.  Giving stock directly to ThinkTV can help keep your long-term gains in the community rather than on your federal tax return.

Last but definitely not least, stock is a convenient way to increase your support. We know that many of our loyal supporters would like to do more but to support the mission of ThinkTV but are concerned about their cash flow. By donating appreciated stock, you would be able hold on to your cash and perhaps make a bigger impact than you otherwise thought possible.

So, get a head start on your year-end giving by contacting your broker today!  You can also contact Laura Letton at (937) 220-1647 or​.

Gift List

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When you pledge your support to ThinkTV, our thank you is your choice from a variety of gifts.
A peek at some of our gifts:

ThinkTV Travel Mug
ThinkTV Travel Mug

ThinkTV Umbrella
ThinkTV Umbrella

A Note Worth Sharing - - -

Dear sir or madam,

We felt compelled to write about an extraordinary woman whose life support in her last years of life was your wonderful Arts station.
Norma Sweet was 94 when she passed last week. Independent to her end, she continued to live her own life in her own way and struggled with the loneliness that was her constant companion once she lost her son three years ago. 

It was then that she discovered your station on PBS. She found a lifeline that lifted her and gave her true enjoyment while her interest in your programming blossomed. 

Norma's eyes were getting bad and she was no longer able to read like she wanted to, so you filled a very deep void and gave her the entertainment she craved. 

She was constantly delighted and appreciative, as were myself and my husband as we visited her each week and heard of the different artists she had seen on your programs. It was such a bright spot in her otherwise dull life.

She thanks you and we thank you.

We will be contributors forever.

Robin and Joani Lacy