Your gift of non-cash property – such as securities or real estate – may provide an ideal way for you to make a contribution. Gifts of this type, especially of appreciated property, may be more advantageous than outright cash gifts because you can make a larger gift at a lower cost.
Gifts of Personal Property
Your gift to the Educational Foundation of artwork, books, and furnishings would be considered a gift of personal property. Your deduction will depend on the appraised value and how the College will use the gift.