The Cooper Union accepts gifts-in-kind that are appropriate to its mission. Gifts-in-kind may include, but are not limited to, works of art, scientific equipment, books, and real estate.
Outright gifts of appreciated real property not only help the college, but also offer tax advantages to the donor. You receive philanthropic credit and a charitable deduction for the full fair-market value of the property, as determined by a qualified appraiser.
The college has a gift acceptance committee that reviews in-kind gift offers to ascertain the potential costs and risks associated with each piece of property before accepting the gift.
To initiate such a gift, please contact Jeanne Lunin, Director of Development, at (212) 353-4107 or firstname.lastname@example.org.