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Gifts of real property
Real Estate and Personal Property
Your gift of real estate or personal property, such as jewelry, artwork, collections, and antiques, can benefit students in generations to come. Proceeds from the sale of the property can be designated for scholarships, equipment, curriculum enhancement, or other purposes. Giving real property can yield a substantial tax deduction.
Real estate is often overlooked as a resource for charitable giving, but requires careful planning to execute properly. Key considerations are assessing a property’s marketability and condition. A donor must secure a property appraisal for tax purposes, and the Foundation may require an environmental review of commercial and industrial properties. There will likely be costs associated with completing the gift transaction, including legal, title and other costs. Properties subject to a mortgage are generally not ideal for charitable gifts.