A Gift of Appreciation
Hall "Cap" Adams and his wife Kathleen are firm believers in helping others and have contributed their time, talent and resources to many nonprofits through the years. Impressed with the work his daughter, Dr. Cristy McNaney, a neuropsychologist at Wheeler and her colleagues were doing, he wanted to support the organization. In 2005, Cap began making annual contributions to support Wheeler's mission by making gifts of appreciated securities.
Gifts of appreciated securities are a great way to maximize the benefit of a gift for both the nonprofit and the donor. In general, when you donate stock to Wheeler or another charity, you can take a tax deduction for the full market value — and the charity will receive a greater contribution than if you sold the stock and donated the after-tax proceeds.
Cap's generosity of spirit is remarkable… and it is a trait he has transmitted to both Cristy and his grandson Joe. Cristy has devoted more than 20 years to caring for children and youth at Wheeler. Cap and Kathleen were recipients of Wheeler's Hands & Hearts Award in 2016
Cap continues to make gifts of appreciated securities to Wheeler to support the services and mission… and his support has never been more appreciated as state funding cuts and federal policy shifts threaten access to health care services for the most vulnerable members of our community.
To learn how to make a gift of stock to Wheeler, contact Marketing Communications and Philanthropic Giving at (860) 793-4214.