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Donating appreciated real estate, such as a home, vacation property, undeveloped land, farmland, ranch or commercial property can make a great gift to Auburn University Foundation.

Jeremy Ellis

“After my husband passed away, I was concerned where our estate would end up. I looked around and thought, ‘You know – give back to where you got the most happiness – that was Auburn.’ ”

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How to make a gift of real estate

Your real property may be given to Auburn University Foundation by executing or signing a deed transferring ownership. You may deed part or all of your real property to Auburn University Foundation. Your gift will generally be based on the property's fair market value, which must be established by an independent appraisal.


Benefits of gifts of real estate

  • Leave a lasting legacy to Auburn University Foundation
  • Avoid paying capital gains tax on the sale of the real estate
  • Receive a charitable income tax deduction based on the value of the gift

Mortgaged Property - Please contact us if the property you wish to give has existing debt or a mortgage. Indebtedness can affect your charitable tax deduction.

Difficult Property Gifts - Certain properties pose challenges. We have adopted policies to limit the acceptance of certain kinds of real estate. Please check with us before making a gift of real estate so we can explain our gift acceptance policies.

Capital Gains Tax - Check with us on the capital gains tax implications of your gift. You may also be interested in life income options.


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Please select a presentation that shows the income and tax benefits for you. You may view a unitrust, annuity trust, gift annuity, deferred gift annuity, sale and unitrust or gift and sale. We hope you enjoy these presentations!  View Presentations

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Contact the Office of Gift Planning for additional information or to discuss further the different options for including Auburn in your estate plans.

It is always advisable to seek the advice of a financial or legal advisor. Please refer your advisor to our Advisors section for more information.

When including Auburn in your estate or charitable plans, please use our legal name and mailing address:
Auburn University Foundation
317 South College Street, Auburn, AL 36849
Federal Tax ID number: 63-6022422

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