Gifts of appreciated securities and closely held stock can be extremely beneficial — both to you and the School of Social Work. You may receive an income-tax deduction equal to the fair market value of the securities, as well as reduce or eliminate capital gains taxes. Gifts of stock and mutual funds are coordinated by the UT System Office of Development and Gift Planning Services. Proceeds from the sale of these assets are directed to any program you wish. Please contact the UT System Office at 512-499-4300 for more information.