Gifts of Stock and Appreciated Assets

Take advantage of appreciated securities while avoiding capital gains tax by making a donation of your assets.


How It Works

  • You transfer appreciated stocks, bonds, or mutual fund shares you have owned for more than one year to The Oregon State University Foundation.
  • Oregon State University Foundation sells your securities and uses the proceeds for its programs.
  • You can use our Stock Transfer Form to facilitate the gift.


  • You receive an immediate income tax deduction for the fair market value of the securities on the date of transfer, no matter what you originally paid for them.
  • You pay no capital gains tax on the transfer when the stock is sold.
  • Giving appreciated stock could be more beneficial than giving cash.