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How One Couple Secures Hillsides Mission

Sherm Telleen and his wife Marge are dedicated to Hillsides, and have been very generous over the years. “We give because we are committed to helping vulnerable children who are unable to help themselves,” Sherm says.

The Telleens make regular cash gifts to Hillsides. They also go a step further and donate securities.

Donating securities –stocks, bonds and/or mutual funds – to a charity can be a smart financial move, says Shelley Z. Fox, a California certified public accountant.  If the stock has appreciated – gained in value over time -- you can donate the amount of the stock at its present valuation and take a tax deduction for the full amount up to 30 percent of your adjusted gross income. And, since the securities are donated rather than sold, you avoid paying any capital gains tax on the gain. The more the stock has appreciated, the greater your tax savings will be.

Aside from the tax benefits, donating securities “is an easy way to transfer wealth and for some people, is financially less taxing,” points out Jackie Broxton, Hillsides director of major gifts and planned giving.  

Interested in donating securities to Hillsides?  Contact Jackie at 323-543-2800, ext. 230 or

We provide home-based family care (formerly known as foster care) to help children and youth heal from the effects of trauma. Included in the home-based care are treatment and adoption services for children and youth ranging from newborn to 21 years old. >
Our centers offer numerous community-based programs and services that provide parenting classes, mental health support, and additional crucial resources for vulnerable children and families throughout Los Angeles County, including the San Gabriel Valley and Pasadena. >
We offer comprehensive family support and individual mental health treatment for children and adolescents, ages 6 to 17. This program includes a Residential Treatment Center (RTC), a Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP), an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP), as well as coordinated family and aftercare programming. >
Youth Moving On, with support from The Everychild Foundation, provides former foster youth affordable quality housing and numerous support services to help them become responsible, self-sufficient adults. >

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