There are lots of ways to donate

There are lots of ways to donate to Big Brothers Big Sisters. Whichever way you choose, you’ll be helping us make a positive impact on kids in your community.


Your legacy can have an impact, too. A planned gift to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Nevada ensures the continuation of our landmark mentoring programs and creates your own legacy of support. Planned giving also offers significant advantages, including tax breaks and a potential income increase.


You invest. A child profits. It’s that simple. By making a donation in the form of stocks, bonds, mutual funds or other appreciated securities, you are making an investment in the future of children in your community.

As a donor, you are entitled to take a charitable deduction for the full fair-market value of appreciated securities held longer than one year, and you usually avoid paying the capital gains tax that would be due if you sold the securities.

Donating Stock or Bonds Held By a Bank or Broker
If your equities are currently held at a bank or in a brokerage account, simply send a letter of instruction to your broker or banker with a full description of the securities and your gift's intended purpose. Securities can be sent electronically using the following transmittal instructions:

Donating Stock Certificates You Hold

  • Send the unsigned certificates by certified mail to the attention of Kelly Schwarz, Chief Executive Officer, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Nevada, 624 South 10th Street, Las Vegas, NV 89101
  • Copy and send one blank stock Power of Attorney for each company whose stock you are transferring. Only the signature line should be filled in, with the signature(s) matching the name(s) that appear on the face of the certificates. Include both names if the stock is jointly owned.
  • The Power of Attorney must be notarized.
  • Send the certificates and stock powers in separate envelopes. Send the signed stock power in one and the stock certificate(s) in the other with a letter (also signed by the owner(s) of the stock) stating that the stock is being donated to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Nevada.

Effective Date and Value of Your Gift
Your gift of stock or publicly traded securities will be valued based on the mean market price of the securities on the gift date. We will provide you with a receipt for your tax records. Big Brothers Big Sisters determines your gift date according to the following guidelines:

  • By mail, it is the later of the postmark dates of your separately mailed stock certificates and stock powers.
  • By electronic transfer, it is the date that the securities enter Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Nevada account.
  • By hand, it is the date that a Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Nevada employee receives the stock certificates and stock powers of attorney.
  • By reregistering securities in Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Nevada name yourself, it is the date on the new certificates (this method takes the longest).


By giving to Big Brothers Big Sisters, foundations and corporations benefit the community’s most important asset—its children.

Big Brothers Big Sisters is a well-respected brand with a sterling reputation and proven results. Plus, we’re highly rated for efficiency and accountability by a number of independent organizations.

Major investments from foundations and corporations have enabled Big Brothers Big Sisters to connect with young people in unprecedented ways, so they can start on the path to unlimited potential—and maybe even start a business or foundation of their own some day.

We are grateful to the foundations and corporations that have provided substantial funding to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Nevada.  

To see a list of our current foundation partners >>
To see a list of our current corporate partners >>

For more information about donating, please contact Kelly Schwarz, Chief Executive Officer, at kschwarz@bbbsn.org or (702) 731-2227