Office of Institutional Advancement

Gift of Real Estate

Gifting real estate can frequently save you thousands of dollars in income, estate and capital gains taxes, while providing a substantial benefit to Jefferson.

How it works

  1. The Gift Acceptance Committee agrees to accept the gift.
  2. You deed your home, a commercial building or investment property to Jefferson. 
  3. Jefferson may use the property for its own purposes, or more likely will sell it and use the proceeds as you have directed. 


  • You receive an income tax deduction for the fair market value of the real estate, regardless of what you originally paid for it. 
  • You pay no capital gains tax on the transfer. 
  • You can direct the proceeds from your gift to a specific fund or purpose. 
  • You have the satisfaction of supporting Jefferson. 
Real Estate

Questions? Contact the Planned Giving team:

Lisa W. Repko, JD
Senior Director, Planned Giving
P: 215-955-0437,

Kathy Sarlson
Associate Director, Planned Giving
P: 215-955-9259,