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As a friend of Michigan Tech, we can offer you free tools to help you get your affairs in order prior to meeting with an attorney.

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Personal Property

A unique way to support Michigan Tech's mission

You may make a gift of equipment, minerals, or other tangible personal property that represents a significant acquisition to Michigan Tech or an addition to its existing collections.

For you to receive the most favorable tax treatment for your gift, the items must be related to Michigan Tech's mission. Generally, this includes items that can be used to further the University's teaching, research, and service activities rather than items that must be sold after they are donated.

Please contact our Office of Gift Planning for information on appraisal requirements and other details.

Benefits of gifts of personal property

  • Preservation of your valuable collection while supporting Michigan Tech's mission
  • Potential income tax deduction to reduce the net cost of your gift
  • Avoidance of capital gains tax on gifts of appreciated property


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