The Augustine Institute is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization (EIN 20-2349108) and your contributions are deductible to the full extent of the law.

The value of the stock market has increased dramatically since 2009. If you have profited, you may be considering selling appreciated securities but are concerned about ever-increasing capital-gains taxes.

There is a solution: a gift of appreciated stocks or bonds to the Augustine Institute.


When you sell appreciated securities, you are taxed on the capital gains. However, if you contribute appreciated stocks or bonds to the Augustine Institute, your gains are not taxable. In fact, you will receive a charitable deduction for the full, fair-market value of the securities as of the date of the gift. To qualify, you have to have held the stocks or bonds for more than one year. Your securities broker can even wire the shares directly to the Augustine Institute’s investment account.


Before you initiate a gift of securities to the Augustine Institute, please notify Damian Lenshek, Director of Development, at or 303.937.4420 x218. We look forward to hearing from you!

… simply the best training
for the New Evangelization.

~Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila
Questions? Contact Us.
Damian Damian Lenshek
Director of Development
(303) 937-4420 Ext. 128
Thomas F. Pagano
Northeast Regional Development Officer

(CT, NJ, NY)

(201) 694-1411
Benjamin A. Ranieri
Mid-Atlantic Regional Development Officer

(DC, MD, VA)

(570) 862-9231
Emily_Gilbert Emily Gilbert
Development Assistant
Anthony Maza
Development Assistant
(303) 937-4420 Ext. 162