Gifts of Real Estate

The most tax-advantaged way to make charitable contributions is to donate appreciated assets, particularly stocks and real estate. If you own real estate and have been thinking of a substantial gift to support Dartmouth, perhaps now is the time to consider a gift of real property to accomplish your goals. There are a number of reasons why you might choose to make a gift of real estate:

  • You want to support Dartmouth but wish to hold on to assets of a more liquid nature (cash and stocks).
  • Your property has greatly appreciated in value, and you would like to minimize capital gains and income taxes that an outright sale might produce.
  • You own vacation, rental, or other commercial property where management issues and annual maintenance costs have become a headache.
  • You would like to convert your real estate into an income stream for your lifetime.