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He has a long list of charities to give to and we would hate to disapoint those charities because of a market crash.

If he sells now, he will owe a decent percentage to the tax man. If he wills the stock to charities, they will get 100% of whatever the value is at the time of his passing. There are times when the market declines by 20%, but they are fairly rare, and usually short lived. No guarantees, of course.

And there are more considerations than just that, obviously, as demonstrated elsewhere in the thread. But the tax considerations are likewise important.
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