Make a Gift
Gift of Cash
A gift of cash is a simple and easy way for you to make a gift. You will receive a charitable tax deduction that will provide you with savings on this year's tax return, and you will make an immediate impact on Ohio University's mission. Did you know that you can deduct up to 50 percent of your adjusted gross income in the year you make a gift to Ohio University, and, if necessary, carry forward the balance of the deduction for up to five years?
To make an immediate gift using your credit or debit card, click here. If you prefer to make your gift over the phone or if you have questions while trying to make your gift, please contact us by phone 740.593.2636 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A planned gift is made through a separate legal instrument that is often deferred until a future date, such as a will, revocable trust, gift annuity, charitable remainder trust, charitable lead trust or life insurance. An outright cash gift or pledge is not considered a "planned gift."
Ohio University's Office of Gift Planning can assist you in making a planned gift (such as an estate, bequest or trust). There are a number of donors who are benefiting from life income gifts, gift annuities, and other plans that provide favorable tax benefits.
Memorial and Honorary Gifts
If you have a friend or family member who has been touched by the mission of Ohio University, you are welcome to make a gift in honor of that individual. Gifts of any type may be made in honor of, or in memory of, a specific person. This type of gift is a thoughtful and meaningful way to recognize the accomplishments or memory of a colleague, professor, friend, or relative.
Please check with your company to see if they have a payroll deduction program. For OHIO employees, please use the following documents to initiate payroll deductions:
- Payroll deduction form - OHIO employees
- Payroll deduction frequently asked questions - OHIO employees
Gifts of Real Estate
There are many options for donating real property such as your home, second home, vacation property, vacant land, farmland, ranch, commercial property or other real estate. Donors who make a gift of real estate can receive a charitable income tax deduction for the full market value of the asset and pay no capital gains tax on the transfer. Please click here for more information.
Giving Retirement Assets
A gift of your retirement assets [401(k), 403(b), pension or other tax deferred plan] is an excellent way to make a gift. Did you know that 50%-60% of your retirement assets may be taxed if you leave them to your heirs at your death? By designating The Ohio University Foundation as the beneficiary of all or part of your tax deferred plan (using a beneficiary designation form provided by your custodian), the full value of the gift is transferred tax-free at your death and your estate receives an estate tax charitable deduction. Click here to learn more.
Giving Stocks, Securities, or Bonds
A gift of your securities, including stocks or bonds, is an easy way for you to make a gift. By making a gift of your appreciated securities, you can avoid paying capital gains tax that would otherwise be due if you sold these assets. Please click here for more information.
Gifts-In-Kind are gifts of goods or services to Ohio University. For more information on giving a gift-in-kind, contact us at email@example.com.