Gifts of Stock

Outright gifts of appreciated securities (stocks, bonds, or mutual shares) are tax-deductible at full fair-market value if the donor has owned the asset for at least 12 months. To avoid capital gains taxes, you must transfer the ownership of the securities to the NECHV brokerage account.

Gifts of closely held stock (usually stock in a family-owned business) also carry benefits for the donor. The stock must have been held for at least 12 months for you to claim a charitable deduction at full fair-market value.

The New England Center and Home for Veterans is a private not-for-profit organization which was founded under the name Vietnam Veterans Workshop, Inc.

Giving Stocks through Electronic Transfer

Electronic transfer is easy, and preferred. Please instruct your broker to transfer the stocks to the Center’s account. The Center will immediately sell the stocks and credit you with a charitable contribution in accordance with IRS rules, the average stock price of the day of the gift. Transfers can be made to:

Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
ABA #: 021100081
DTC #: 0015
Account Name: Vietnam Veterans Workshop, Inc.
Account #: 785-224266-301

Please notify Charlene Pontbriand, Senior Vice President, Advancement at 617-371-1704 either immediately before or after the transfer so we can advise our broker of the gift and sell the shares accordingly.

Physical Transfer of Shares

If you prefer a physical transfer of shares, please call and we will coordinate the transfer with you.

New England Center and Home for Veterans Contact:

Charlene F. Pontbriand
Senior Vice President, Advancement
17 Court Street
Boston, MA 02108

IRA Transfers

If you are 70 years of age or older, you can make a gift directly from your IRA to NECHV and it will count toward your minimum required distribution.

Advancement Team


New England Center and Home for Veterans
Advancement Department
17 Court Street
Boston, MA 02108

617-371-1777 (tel)
617-371-1840 (fax)


Charlene F. Pontbriand
Senior Vice President, Advancement

Mark O. Gough
Director of Corporation and Foundation Relations

Nicole Hand
Director of Sponsorships and Events

Adrienne Kaplowitz
Philanthropic Officer, Community Engagement

Nick Feeko 
Communications Associate

Duyen Hua
Lead Development Associate

Maggie Retton
Development Associate


Lindsay Davis-Braun
Development Systems Manager




The New England Center and Home for Veterans is pleased to announce that the annual Greater Boston Stand Down will take place on Friday, September 9, 2022 at Boston City Hall Plaza. This yearly event brings together community providers and Veterans in one place to provide Veterans easy access to services and employment opportunities.

As in past years, over 100 service providers, employers, and community organizations are expected to turn out and provide essential supportive services, including housing assistance, medical care and wellness programs, legal support and employment assistance. Veterans will also be able to enjoy a free lunch and live entertainment.

For more information about the event, or to apply as a service provider, please contact Download and print the event flyer here.

Important information for Veterans planning to attend:
Veteran service hours are from 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM. You must bring proof of service. DD214 is acceptable.

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