How to proceed

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If you are interested in making a gift of a business interest, please e-mail, write or call our office.

We will help you determine the following.

  1. The tax benefits of transferring shares of stock or partnership interests to the Church
  2. The possibility of funding a charitable remainder trust or charitable lead trust with shares in your business
  3. The general procedure for making gifts of business interests


In order to give you the most accurate information, we will need you to share the following information.

  1. How your business is organized: C corporation, partnership, LLC, or other
  2. The nature of the business
  3. Your role in the company and your approximate percentage of ownership
  4. Whether you are interested in an outright, immediate gift, or a gift that provides lifetime income or other benefits to you or family members
  5. Whether you are anticipating sale of a business interest in the near future
  6. Whether you plan eventually to transfer the business to family members or employees


You can contact our office at, by phone at 1-800-288-7155, extension 3288, or write to us at the address below. We look forward to hearing from you.

The First Church of Christ, Scientist
Philanthropy, P2-02
210 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston, MA 02115-3195 USA