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How to Contribute to the Account

Gifts to the ABE Charitable Gift Fund can come in the form of cash, bonds, mutual fund shares, or publicly-traded stocks. Opening an account requires an initial irrevocable gift of at least $5,000; an additional contribution to an existing account requires at least $500.

You can transfer publicly-traded securities, mutual fund shares or bonds, or cash. After receipt of your donation ABE acknowledges your gift in writing for tax purposes.

Cash contributions, by you or others, can be transferred by wire to The Northern Trust Company, ABA #071000152, ATTN: Master Trust Cash Processing, Acct # 5186061000, REF: Acct #26-29835, Name: American Bar Endowment. Checks should be made payable to the American Bar Endowment with the name of the ABE Charitable Gift Account written in the lower left corner.

Contributions of publicly traded securities, mutual fund shares or bonds should follow the transfer instructions below:

Mutual funds—call ABE at 1-800-621-8981, extension 6408

Security with restrictions—call ABE at 1-800-621-8981, extension 6408

Security is unrestricted and held as a physical certificate—send certificates and Stock Power Form to: American Bar Endowment, 321 N. Clark Street, 14th Floor, Chicago, IL 60654-7648. You can download a stock power form using the free program Adobe Acrobat©.

Security is unrestricted and DTC eligible—wire to: The Northern Trust Company, DTC #2669, Account Name: American Bar Endowment Gift Processing Account, Account Number: 26-29835

Bonds—Fed Book Entry—wire to: The Northern Trust Company, DTC #2669, Account Name: American Bar Endowment Gift Processing Account, Account Number: 26-29835

Bonds—Book Entry GNMA Deliveries—wire to: The Northern Trust Company, DTC #2669, Account Name: American Bar Endowment Gift Processing Account, Account Number: 26-29835

"Philanthropy is very important to me and my family. The ABE offers a great vehicle for managing charitable giving called the Charitable Gift Fund (CGF). The CGF allows ABA Members to make a donation for which they receive an immediate tax deduction. When convenient, donors can then recommend donations to other charitable organizations of his or her choosing. ABE handles all the paperwork, so philanthropy becomes what it should be - easy!"

I. S. Leevy Johnson
ABA Member/ABE Director
ABE member since 1968

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