College Development Officers are available to assist you with ways
to give to the university. For general questions about gifts, please
contact the Office of Alumni Affairs and Development by calling
614-292-9254 or by sending an email to:
Friends of The Ohio State University College of Dentistry who wish
to make a contribution are encouraged to consider the following
Cash is often the most convenient form of giving. Cash gifts are
fully deductible for federal income tax purposes, provided
deductions are itemized.
Pledges enable a donor to plan a personal giving program that is
both convenient and tax-wise. A pledge may enable a donor to
consider a more significant gift than would have been otherwise
possible. Terms for payment on pledges are flexible and at the
option of the donor.
Securities may be made as outright gifts or as a payment on a
pledge. Stock certificates may be reassigned directly to The Ohio
State University Foundation or may be transferred through the
donor's broker. The mean market value on the date of the transfer
will determine the value of the gift for tax purposes. It is best to
consult with a Development Officer before a transaction is made.
Gifts of appreciated securities may be tax deductible, up to 30
percent of your adjusted gross income. The deduction is based on the
full fair market value, and capital gains tax is not due when the
stock is transferred to the university.
In certain instances, it may be preferable from an estate, financial
and tax planning perspective to consider long-term planned giving as
the best way to make a gift. This can be accomplished through
various gift instruments, such as charitable remainder trusts, gift
annuities, charitable lead trusts, and bequests.
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