Year-end giving

Act now for 2013 tax advantages

Gifts enable our students and faculty to do extraordinary things.

If you plan to make a gift that qualifies for a 2013 tax deduction, be sure to allow enough time for it to be processed. This varies, depending on the type of gift.


You can make an outright gift of cash for the UO to use for general purposes or for a specific use that’s important to you.

You can also use cash to create a gift that provides you with payments for life and benefits the UO after your lifetime.

Timing: The day your gift is handdelivered or postmarked to the UO Foundation is the date of the gift for tax purposes.


Your gift of appreciated stock provides capital gains tax relief. Many donors use stock to make outright gifts or fund life-income gifts.

Timing: The UO Foundation must receive the transfer of stock by December 31, 2013. However, depending on your financial institution, the transfer can take days or weeks.

Retirement plan assets

If you are at least age seventy and a half, you can make a tax-free transfer of up to $100,000 from your IRA to support the UO.

Timing: Funds must be received by the UO Foundation directly from your IRA administrator by December 31, 2013. Be sure to allow extra time, as there will be a delay between the date that you initiate the gift and the date the foundation receives it.

Real estate

If you have property that you would like to sell, but are concerned about capital gains taxes, contact us to find out if you could benefit from donating your property to support the UO.

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