Three ways to reduce taxes and help the UO

Do you own appreciated stock or real estate?

Donating appreciated assets is a powerful way to save on taxes. There are several ways to structure your giving to provide the most advantages for you and for the UO.

Are you age 70-and-a-half, with an IRA?

You can save on your 2019 taxes even if you don’t itemize by making a tax-free distribution of as much as $100,000 from your IRA to the UO Foundation. Your gift can also satisfy all or a portion of your required minimum distribution for the year. To qualify, your gift must be transferred directly from your IRA administrator to the UO.

Oregon resident?

Support for the University Venture Development Fund can provide an Oregon state income tax credit of as much as 60 percent of the amount given. Your gift will be used to fund entrepreneurial programs and provide opportunities for students gain experience applying research to commercial activities. Learn more at

Contact our office for details on these and other ways to achieve your philanthropic and financial goals through smart giving.

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