How to Give

Gifts-in-Kind Gifts-in-kind are donations of assets other than cash. These might include items such as stock, real estate, equipment, artwork, and printed materials. Gifts-in-kind are valued by the donor and receipt acknowledged by SMU.

Acceptance of gifts-in-kind often will depend on the University's ability to use the gift in accomplishing its charitable purpose. Such gifts may include the following:
  • Real estate
  • Securities
  • Art work
  • Valuable (rare) books
Gifts-in-kind, other than publicly traded securities, must meet specific requirements regarding tax benefits and deduction limitations. For more information, contact the Office of Planned Giving.


Call 1-800-768-9996 to make a gift by phone or to ask a question about making a gift to SMU.