Gifts can be made by cash, check (made payable to The University of Akron Foundation) or by credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover), or with the safe, secure online giving option. All gifts will be acknowledged with a receipt for your tax-filing purposes.
Use appreciated securities, such as stocks and bonds, to make a gift. With certain limitations, you can deduct the full fair market value of long-term appreciated securities.
Real Estate —
Can include personal residences, farms, vacation homes, commercial buildings or undeveloped parcels of land and can be for the entire property or a fractional interest.
Personal Property —
Can include such items as works of art, antiques, books, gems or precious stones, etc. Each gift item must be evaluated on an individual basis to determine whether it is related to the University's tax-exempt mission.
Gifts in Kind —
Can include such items as equipment, supplies, services, computer hardware and software, etc. Each gift item must be evaluated on an individual basis to determine whether it is related to the University's tax-exempt mission.
Matching Gifts —
Many companies offer programs where the gifts made by employees are matched. This benefit often applies to retirees, board members and employees' spouses as well.