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Making a Gift

Gifts to the Ohio Union are tax deductible contributions to The Ohio State University Foundation. Many forms of gifts are accepted, and cash gifts can be pledged over several years.

You may also donate online directly to the Ohio Union major fund of your choice by using the University's secure website. Please see a full description of our Major Funds.

Forms of Giving:

Cash

Cash is often the most convenient form of giving. Cash gifts are fully deductible for federal income tax purposes, provided deductions are itemized.

Pledges

 Pledges enable a donor to plan a personal giving program that is both convenient and tax-wise. A pledge may enable a donor to consider a more significant gift than would have been otherwise possible. Terms for payment on pledges are flexible and at the option of the donor.

Securities

Securities may be made as outright gifts or as a payment on a pledge. Stock certificates may be reassigned directly to The Ohio State University Foundation or may be transferred through the donor's broker. The mean market value on the date of the transfer will determine the value of the gift for tax purposes. Gifts of appreciated securities may be tax deductible, up to 30 percent of your adjusted gross income. The deduction is based on the full fair market value, and capital gains tax is not due when the stock is transferred to the university.

Planned Gifts

In certain instances, it may be preferable from an estate, financial and tax planning perspective to consider long-term planned giving as the best way to make a gift. This can be accomplished through various gift instruments, such as charitable remainder trusts, gift annuities, charitable lead trusts and bequests.

Matching Gifts

Corporate matching gifts are a great way for Ohio State alumni, parents and friends to maximize personal contributions to the University and increase the impact of their gift. By taking advantage of a company's matching gift benefit, you may be able to double or even triple the amount of a contribution.

For more information about supporting the Ohio Union, please contact the Ohio Union Development Office at (614) 292-8216.