Gifts of Real Estate, Tangible Property or Securities
Real estate donated to the Auburn University Foundation receives the same tax treatment as gifts of securities — no capital gains tax, plus deductibility at fair market value.
Works of art, rare books, antique furnishings and other tangible personal property must be appraised by an outside expert if the value is more than $5,000 or have a documental receipt value. Donors may contact the Office of Advancement at (334) 844-1491 to initiate a gift-in-kind.
Stock or Appreciated Securities
Transferring appreciated securities to the Auburn University Foundation directly is usually more advantageous to the donor than selling them and giving cash. Contact us at (334) 844-1491 to make this transfer. Even donors who have given stock previously should contact the Office of Advancement so that their gifts are properly designated and they receive the proper recognition and tax credit.