Gifts of art, rare books, stamps, antiques, manuscripts and other prized possessions can be a truly wonderful expression of the depth of appreciation a donor feels toward Antioch University New England. These gifts also present unique opportunities for the donor.
- Donations of personal property during your lifetime not only reduce your taxable estate, but also reduce your taxable income in the year of the gift.
- You are entitled to a charitable deduction on your income tax amounting to the property’s full, fair-market value as documented by a third-party appraisal or receipt.
Personal property and real estate gifts cannot require AUNE’s commitment to a significant additional expense for present or future use, display, maintenance, administration, or sale. You must demonstrate proof of sole ownership. AUNE’s acceptance also takes into consideration the usefulness of the item as it pertains to AUNE’s mission and purpose.
Because of the special consideration involved with gifts of personal property, please contact the office of Development & Alumni Relations via email or by phone at 603-283-2163 for a consultation prior to finalizing your plans.
Property such as a primary residence, vacation home, farm, commercial building, or undeveloped parcel of land could be used to further the mission of the school, provide student/guest housing, or be held for future development.
Estate planning benefits include:
- Increased spendable income
- Income tax deductions that take effect immediately
- Reduced estate taxes
- Reduced capital gains taxes on appreciated assets
A gift of real estate cannot require AUNE’s commitment to a significant additional expense. Because of the special consideration involved with gifts of personal property, please contact the office of Development & Alumni Relations via email or by phone at 603-283-2163 for a consultation prior to finalizing your plans.
Many employers match their employee’s gifts to non-profit organizations. Matching gifts can double or even triple your gift to AUNE. An employee’s spouse/partner and retired employees may also qualify to request matching funds. Visit your Human Resource department to discover whether or not your employer offers matching funds. If so, obtain eligibility requirements and a matching gift form. Complete and submit the form with your gift to AUNE.