Ways To Give

There are many ways to give to the Auburn University Veterinary Sports Medicine Program. Below is an outline of ways to give to our program

Check

A gift check is the easiest way of giving to Auburn. Simply make your check payable to the Auburn University Foundation and mail it to the the CVM Development Office; 317 S College St, Auburn University, AL, 36849. This directs your gift to be recorded and receipted promptly on behalf of the Richard G. and Dorothy A. Metcalf Sports Medicine Program. 

Gifts of Security

Common stocks, bonds, mutual funds and other appreciated securities may be donated to the Auburn University Foundation. Depending upon other circumstances, the Foundation will either manage or liquidate the securities to achieve the donor's goals. A popular benefit of such a gift, beyond the charitable income tax deduction, is the avoidance, in most cases, of capital gains tax on the appreciation. It is almost always to your advantage to transfer appreciated securities to the Foundation directly, rather than selling them and giving cash.

Gifts of Property

Many donors contribute real estate such as a residence, vacation home, farm, ranch, commercial property or land to the Foundation. In addition, certain tangible personal property including artwork, books, equipment, furnishings, automobiles, inventories and other valuables may be appropriate gifts for a particular discipline or a library or museum collection. These gifts can receive the same tax treatment as gifts of securities: no capital gains tax plus deductibility at fair market value.

Usually, the Auburn University Foundation will accept gifts of real estate if no restrictions are placed on selling the property or if the property can be of direct or indirect use by a school, college, or other unit of Auburn University. Donors can also transfer title of a personal residence or farm to the Foundation and retain the right to live in or use the property for life. After the death of a surviving spouse, the property comes to the Foundation. A current gift of a home or farm with retained life possession gives the same tax benefits as a gift by bequest - plus immediate income tax savings. Probate costs may be saved as well.

Gifts of property whose value has declined since acquisition should never be transferred directly to the Auburn University Foundation. It would be more beneficial to sell the property, take the deductible loss, donate the money and receive the charitable tax deduction for the amount of the cash gift.

Another charitable property gift mechanism is the bargain sale in which the donor sells property to the Foundation for less than its full fair market value and deducts the difference as a charitable contribution.

Corporate Matching Gifts

Many corporations participate in matching the gifts of their employees. Some even double or triple each dollar contributed. Your company's human resource department can provide details and the matching gift form to include with your gift check.

Electronic Funds Transfer

The option of electronic funds transfers (EFT) is available as a gift payment method. A minimum pledge of $15 monthly ($180 annually) is required to take advantage of the EFT gift option. Donors may choose to designate their gift to their program of choice by filling out a special form. To obtain forms, please contact the CVM Development Office at 334-844-6733.

Planned or Deferred Gifts

There are several deferred giving instruments. A Planned Giving Officer can assist you with:
Wills/Trusts/Bequests
Charitable Remainder Trusts
Retained Life Estates
Life Insurance
IRA Beneficiary Designations
Charitable Gift Annuities

For more detailed information about deferred giving, please contact the CVM Office of Development at 334-844-6733.

Plan A Fundraiser

Individuals and organizations can support us by planning competitions, raffles, auctions, animal shows and various other events. The proceeds they direct to the AUVSMP go to fund animal health studies, so they know that all their hard work is truly making a difference. We are happy to supply you with AUVSMP literature or items (e.g. shirts) to distribute at your event. Please call or email the AUVSMP for more details on planning a fundraiser.

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