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December 17, 2012

Restricted or Non-Cash Gifts Can Safeguard College Donors' Aims

The Wall Street Journal offers tips to donors on ways to maximize the impact of major gifts to colleges and universities, while minimizing potential future conflicts.

The article recommends donors consider placing modest restrictions on the use of their money, contribute equipment or facilities rather than cash, not limit giving to their alma mater, and keep in mind that tax treatment differs depending on the size and type of donation.