Give through Stock, IRA, or Donor Advised Funds

Donate Stock

Donate Stock Electronically

If you have a brokerage account, your broker can electronically transfer your shares of stock into our account. Please follow these simple steps:

  1. Talk to us: Contact us at or 513-661-7000 to obtain the number for our brokerage account with PNC Institutional Asset Management (DTC# 2616).
  2. Talk to your broker: Give our brokerage account number and PNC’s DTC number to your broker, who can then transfer the stock.

If you need assistance, please call our PNC advisor at (412) 995-1769.

Donate Stock on Paper

If you do not have a brokerage account and would like to transfer paper stock certificates, please contact us at or (513) 661-7000 for instructions.

Donate through Your IRA

When you donate through your IRA, the IRS doesn’t touch your money. You can now donate up to $100,000 directly from your IRA to charity and exclude that money from your adjusted gross income (AGI).

What happens?

  • Your federal income taxes go down.
  • Your state and local income taxes may go down.
  • Your Medicare premiums may decrease.
  • Federal taxes on your Social Security payments may decrease.
By using my required minimum distribution, we reduce our annual income (and taxes) and therefore have more funds available for gifts to our favorite causes.
Mary Anne Johnston


To get started, just take this info to your IRA administrator:

Cooperative for Education 
2300 Montana Avenue, Suite 401
Cincinnati, OH 45211
Phone: 513-661-7000
Tax ID: 31-1545464
Year established: 1997

Disclaimer: This is not intended to convey or constitute legal, financial, nor tax advice. Please contact your tax or legal professional for advice pertaining to your individual situation.

Give through Your Donor Advised Fund

Get more tax breaks for your generosity.

A donor advised fund (DAF) is a charitable giving program that allows you to combine the most favorable tax benefits with the flexibility to support your favorite causes. You can establish a DAF at your local community foundation, or at a brokerage such as Schwab, BNY Mellon, or Vanguard. You can then make a contribution to Cooperative for Education from your DAF.

Just have our name, contact info, and Tax ID number handy:

Cooperative for Education
2300 Montana Avenue, Suite 401,
Cincinnati, OH 45211
(513) 661-7000
Tax ID: 31-1545464

Questions? Contact Amanda Wirthlin, Senior Individual Giving Officer, at or 513-956-9007.

Thank you for your generosity!