Gifts of Beauty and Utility

Cash or planned gifts aren’t the only way to support USAO.  We welcome your precious hours of volunteer time! Many friends of the University support USAO by volunteering their time and skills or through tangible property donations to the college, such as equipment, computer hardware and software, books, artifacts, and art.

Some examples of generous donations to USAO:

A local music store recently provided dozens of hours of labor and parts to rebuild USAO’s historic harpsichord.

An alumni of the Art Department donated a valuable lithographic hand printing press and supplies.

Many friends have donated valuable art to the USAO Art Gallery; gallery holdings now include Durer, Whistler, Picasso, Hogue, Leger, Klee, Corot, Toulouse-Lautrec, Fishinghawk, L. Good, Goya, and others.

A local radio station made a gift of free advertising time for the USAO sports program.

A local antique dealer donated furniture and stained glass that now beautifies various sites around the campus.

A local writer donated a digital computer microscope / movie camera to the science department.

USAO recognizes two categories of donors in the USAO Foundation’s Annual Report who have made gifts-in-kind or gifts of tangible property:

In-Kind Patrons are recognized for their gifts valued at up to $4,999.

In-Kind Angels are recognized for their gifts valued at over $5,000.

University in-kind gifts and donations of tangible property, are often eligible for a tax deduction at the fair market value.  If the value of tangible property exceeds $5,000 the IRS requires an appraisal using IRS form 8283. 


For additional information about appropriate in-kind gifts and gifts of property, contact:

Michael Nealeigh, Vice President for University Advancement at 405-574-1324.