Help continue the preservation of shamanic wisdom and the return of shamanic healing—and enjoy tax benefits—by making a gift of stock to the Foundation for Shamanic Studies (FSS).

A gift of securities is fully tax-deductible at its market value at the time of your contribution and you can completely avoid capital gains tax by such a gift. Please note that the stock contributed needs to have been held by you for more than 12 months to garner the greatest tax benefits.

To make a gift of stock to FSS, please follow these procedures:

1. Contact your stockbroker. Your broker can make a direct electronic transfer (DTC) of your stock certificates to the account of the Foundation for Shamanic Studies (FSS) with the following information:

Vanguard Brokerage Services
DTC #0062

Credit to: Foundation for Shamanic Studies, taxpayer ID number (EIN): 06-1131090
Please contact Susan Mokelke at and request the Foundation's Vanguard account number.
Please use this subject line: Donation of stock - request VG account number.

Foundation for Shamanic Studies
PO Box 1939
Mill Valley, CA 94942
Attention: Susan Mokelke

Phone: (415) 897-6416
Fax: (415) 897-4583

2. Notify FSS as soon as the transfer instructions have been given so that we can alert our broker. To notify FSS, you or your broker should contact:

Susan Mokelke
Foundation for Shamanic Studies
Email: or
Fax: (415) 897-4583

Please provide FSS with the name of the security, the number of shares to be donated, and the name and phone number of your stockbroker. This notification enables us to alert our own stockbroker that your gift is to arrive.

Thank you!

Now is the time to support your own interest in shamanism
as well as the work of The Foundation.


The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt public charitable organization, tax ID: 06-1131090.

The material presented on this web site is not offered as legal or tax advice. Please seek the counsel of your tax advisor, attorney and/or financial planner to review tax calculations to ensure that a contemplated gift is appropriate for your situation.