The Campaign for WSU

Making a Gift of Land

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There are many potential benefits to making a gift of land to WSU:

  • Change the lives of the next generation of farm families and agribusiness leaders by supporting agricultural and natural resource scholarship, research, extension, and teaching at WSU.
  • Keep your land in production and resolve family succession planning.
  • Establish a family legacy.
  • Through a retained life estate, continue to generate income.
  • Avoid capital gains tax and reduce estate taxes while benefiting from charitable deductions.
  • You may qualify for federal land gift deductions.
  • Honor relationships with current tenants.

We will work closely with you to meet your business, conservation, and philanthropic goals. Gifts of land to WSU can support programs in several ways:

  • Productive land can be preserved and managed to grow crops, graze livestock, harvest timber, etc.—with the income providing funding to an area of your greatest interest within WSU.
  • Property located in proximity to one of WSU’s many research and extension centers, campuses, or extension sites could be used as an outdoor classroom for students or a living laboratory for researchers, extension faculty, and local communities.
  • If you choose to allow WSU to sell the land, the proceeds may be used to benefit students, faculty, and programs or to fund a Charitable Remainder Trust and provide you a lifetime income.

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