Making gifts to Luther using appreciated property has become increasingly popular among alumni and friends of the college. The most common gifts of appreciated property include common stocks, mutual funds, and real property. Gifts like these can benefit Luther and, at the same time, generate a tax savings for the donor. In many cases, a donor can avoid capital gains tax by gifting appreciated assets to Luther College instead of selling them and donating the proceeds.
This guide describes the process for making gifts of appreciated property to Luther College. If you have questions concerning legal matters, tax implications, or investments, please consult your financial planner or attorney.