Real Estate


Create Your Legacy with a Gift of Real Estate

This is an effective and tax-wise way to give back to ensure students are better prepared for leadership and to create your legacy by donating various kinds of real estate. The most common are:

  • Primary residences
  • Vacation homes
  • Farms and ranches
  • Undeveloped land
  • Commercial property

Some great benefits to you are:

  • Avoid capital gains tax on the sale of real estate.
  • Receive a charitable income tax deduction.
  • Make a lasting impact on students with University of the Pacific.

How it works:

Donate the property outright. You can:

  • Eliminate the costs and responsibilities of ownership
  • Enjoy a charitable income tax deduction equal to the property’s full fair market value
  • Eliminate capital gains taxes
  • Reduce your future taxable estate

Include Pacific in your will or trust. You can:

  • Include a larger gift than might be possible during your lifetime
  • Be eligible for an estate tax deduction

Receive income. You can:

  • Use your gift of real estate to set up a charitable gift annuity or charitable remainder trust
  • Receive income for life
  • Reduce capital gains and other taxes

Continue to use your home or farm. You can:

  • Continue using your property for the duration of your life
  • After your lifetime, your property goes to University of the Pacific
  • Receive a substantial income tax deduction

Submit the form to request additional information or a meeting to discuss your unique benefits.

Jonelle Beck, JD ‘00
Executive Director of Estate and Gift Planning
Phone: 209.946.2501
Email: legacy@pacific.edu