Gifts of Personal Property

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How It Works

You transfer a valuable painting, antiques, collectibles or other personal property to Oxford University.

Oxford University may elect to hold the property and display or use it in the furtherance of its mission. Oxford University may elect to sell the property at some point in the future and use the proceeds for its programs.


  • You receive gift credit and an immediate income tax deduction for the appraised value of your gift and pay no capital gains tax, provided your gift satisfies the "related use" requirements of the IRS.
  • In certain cases, you can use personal property to fund a life-income gift, such as a FLIP Unitrust, that provides you with income now and benefits Oxford University.
  • You can have the satisfaction of making a significant gift now to Oxford University without adversely affecting your cash flow.


For more information

If you are considering a gift of personal property, email us, complete the personal illustration form, or call us at 212 377 4900 so that we can assist you through every step of the process.