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Option A: The donation is given in the current tax year and your risk associated with the stock is the same.

Option B: The donation is a year later and you have had twice the stock for a year. It increases your exposure to the stock. Increasing either the loss or the gain. The charity probably would prefer the donation this year. Your gain is at best 35% of the next years appreciation and if you are in AMT territory you may have no gain.

The charity probably would prefer the donation this year.

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