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Office of Development
Gifts of Property

Make an Impact with a Gift of Real Property

As an institution dedicated to the management and stewardship of natural resources, ESF has a special interest in donations of forest land. All such gifts to ESF are received by the ESF College Foundation, Inc., and are fully tax-deductible.

A gift of land or other real property can generate many benefits.  These include:

  • avoidance of potential capital gains tax that might occur from a sale;
  • income tax deduction for the full fair market value of the property;
  • elimination of property tax burdens and maintenance costs, and much more.

Donated properties are either held for long-term management and research/instructional use or sold to generate income. Either way, your real property donation will support the College’s research and academic activities or provide vital funds for scholarships. 

Click Here to learn more, or contact the ESF Development Office by telephone at 315 470 6683 or by email at

Forest Properties Map