Gaston Community Foundation can accept a wide variety of assets as gifts; instructions for the most commons ways of giving are below.

To give online with a credit card contribution, please complete our online donation form.

Direct your stock transfers to:

Fidelity Investments
DTC #0226
Account Number Z43190187
Account Name: Gaston Community Foundation
Attn: Ernest Sumner (704 864 0927)

Please include the name of the donor

  • Please notify GCF that the stock transfer has been requested and provide the name of the security and the number of shares transferred.
  • Without this information we are unable to credit your donation to the correct fund or provide a tax donation letter.
  • If you have any further questions, please contact Angela Micalizzi or call 704-864-0927.


Please make your check payable to Gaston Community Foundation, and note the name of the fund you are donating to in the memo line. Mail your check to:

Gaston Community Foundation
P. O. Box 123
Gastonia, NC 28053

Wire Transfer

For wire transfer instructions, please contact Ernest Sumner by email or phone 704-864-0927.


It's easy to include GCF in your will. Download a copy of a sample bequest language file.

Gifts with Life Income

There are many ways to make a planned gift, some offering life income. Visit the Gift Law pages of our website to explore charitable gift annuities, remainder trusts, lead trusts and more.

Interested in exploring creative options for giving? Read about gifts of life insurance, retirement assets, and more in the Planned Giving section.