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How Real Estate Gifts Work

Donors may give a gift of real estate to Boston College and reap wide-ranging financial benefits while touching the lives of tomorrow’s students.

Those interested should consider these giving options:

  • An outright gift that provides a charitable income tax deduction for the full market value and eliminates capital gains tax on any appreciation
  • A retained life estate that offers a sizeable income tax deduction while enabling you and your spouse to live in your home for life
  • A charitable remainder trust funded with your property that offers a lifetime income stream and a significant charitable income tax deduction—and eliminates capital gains tax on any appreciation

To discuss your giving options in confidence, please contact the Office of Gift Planning at 877-304-SHAW or

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