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Gift Planning

What to Give

The simplest way to support Swarthmore is through cash gifts. But creative gifts of assets can include stocks, bonds, and property (real estate and personal property such as artwork). These provide you with charitable deductions and can offer additional tax savings as well.

Choose the category of assets below that best fits your situation.

Photo of two women walking on campus. Links to Gifts of Cash, Checks, and Credit Cards
Gifts of Cash, Checks, and Credit Cards
A gift of cash is easy to make.
Photo of two students holding potted plants. Links to Gifts of Appreciated Securities
Gifts of Appreciated Securities
Smart gift planning combines charitable intent with cost-efficient planning techniques.
Photo of a class outside. Links to Gifts from Retirement Plans
Gifts from Retirement Plans
Consider retirement-plan benefits for a significant gift to Swarthmore.
Photo of three students eating cookies. Links to Tangible Personal Property
Tangible Personal Property
Tangible property contributions provide charitable deductions based on a standard of "related use."
Photo of two students studying. Links to Gifts of Real Estate
Gifts of Real Estate
Most kinds of real estate may be donated to Swarthmore.


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