Gifts of Real Estate

Almost any kind of real estate — a primary residence, vacation home, farm, commercial building or an undeveloped parcel of land — can make a valuable gift to the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry. You can even contribute your residence now and still reside in it for life.

As with gifts of appreciated stocks, bonds, mutual funds and personal property, no capital gains tax is due when you donate appreciated real estate. You are entitled to an income tax deduction in the amount of the appreciated value of the real estate, and you avoid estate taxes on the appreciated asset. The dental school is willing to accept real estate that is:

  • Free of hazardous waste and environmental concerns
  • Marketable
  • Free of debt or liens
  • Free of donor conditions

Our staff can give you information about the options available when making a gift of real estate. For more information, please contact Kevin Wessler at 415.929.6406 or