Gifts of Personal Property

Gifts of Personal Property

Gifts of artwork, antiques, collectibles or other personal property are generally accepted and may be displayed or sold to further the mission of the college.  Such gifts must be appraised by an outside expert, unless an item has an apparent value of less than $5,000


  1. May receive a charitable deduction for the appraised value at the time of the gift.
  2. The gift’s value is removed from your estate, lowering your estate taxes.
  3. Make a significant gift to the college without adversely affecting your cash flow.
  4. Make a larger donation than if you sold the gift, paid capital gains tax on the sale, and contributed cash.

Download a Planned Giving form


UVa-Wise does not provide legal, tax or financial advice. We strongly recommend that you consult professional advisors on all legal, tax or financial matters, including gift planning considerations. To ensure compliance with certain IRS requirements, we disclose to you that this communication (including any attachments) is not intended or written to be used, and cannot be used, for the purpose of avoiding tax-related penalties.

For more information, contact the
Office of Advancement and Alumni Engagement
Bowers-Sturgill Hall
One College Avenue
Wise, VA 24293
276.376.1024 (fax)