Alumni and donor support is important to the continued educational and research excellence that we are founded on. We are fortunate to have many alumni and donors who support our mission through their time and financial donations. Gifts to the School and Annual Fund provide support for scholarships, research, mentoring and more.
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The simplest method of giving, an outright gift may be declared as a charitable deduction on your federal income tax return for the year you make the gift - up to 50 percent of your adjusted gross income. Pledges may be paid over a period of five years.
You may donate land or other property to Duke, whether it's a residential or vacation home, a farm, commercial building, residential lots or unimproved land. You will enjoy the same benefits with gifts of real estate as you would with gifts of appreciated stock.
An IRA rollover gift can be an easy and effective way to make a gift to Duke. IRA owners age 70 ½ or older to make a direct, tax-free transfer of up to $100,000 a year from their individual retirement account to a public charity like Duke University. Donors can now consider using IRA rollover gifts to satisfy multi-year pledges to the Annual Fund, create or add to endowments, or support other charitable purposes at Duke.
Some of Duke's most generous gifts have come to us under the terms of a donor's will. Today's federal estate tax laws favor charitable bequests. Like other gifts, bequests can be given without restriction or designated for specific purposes or special areas of research.
You may give stock - both publicly and privately owned - or bonds to Duke. Stock gifts can offer significant tax benefits. If you itemize, you are entitled to a charitable income tax deduction for the full value of your gift, provided you have owned the securities for more than 12 months. You avoid paying a tax on capital gains that you would owe if you sold the securities.
There are many other forms of giving to Duke, including pooled income fund gifts, charitable gift annuities, charitable lead trusts and retirement plans. See what options best fits your needs.