Outright Gift of Appreciated Securities

Receive a Tax Deduction for Using These as Gifts

Securities and mutual funds that have increased in value and been held for more than one year are one of the most popular assets to use when making a gift to the University of Missouri. Making a gift of securities or mutual funds to us offers you the chance to help establish Mizzou as a destination university for the world’s best students and faculty, while realizing important benefits for yourself.

When you donate appreciated securities or mutual funds you have held more than one year to us in support of our mission, you can reduce or even eliminate federal capital gains taxes on the transfer. You may also be entitled to a federal income tax charitable deduction based on the fair market value of the securities at the time of the transfer.

Securities are most often used to support our research and teaching in the form of:

An outright gift. When you donate securities to Mizzou, you receive the same income tax savings that you would if you wrote us a check, but with the added benefit of eliminating capital gains taxes on the transfer, which can be as high as 20 percent.

A transfer on death (TOD) account.* By placing a TOD designation on your brokerage or investment account, that account will be paid over to one or more persons or charities after your lifetime.

Click on the links below to see the additional ways to fund your gift:

*State laws govern payable on death accounts. Please consult with your bank representative or investment advisor if you are considering this gift.

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Next Steps

  1. Contact The Office of Gift Planning at 1-800-970-9977 or 573-882-0272 or giftplanning@missouri.edu for additional information on appreciated securities.
  2. Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
  3. If you include Mizzou in your plans, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.

Legal Name: The Curators of the University of Missouri
Address: 302 Reynolds Alumni Center, Columbia, MO 65211
Federal Tax ID Number: Please call 1-800-970-9977 for our federal tax ID number.

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