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Charitable Bargain Sales
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How it works

You sell your residence or other property to the American Cancer Society for a price below the appraised market value, resulting in a transaction that is part charitable gift and part sale.

The American Cancer Society may use the property, but usually elects to sell it and use the proceeds of the sale for the gift purposes you specified.


  • You receive an immediate income tax deduction for the appraised market value of the portion of the property you donated.
  • You pay no capital gains tax on the donated portion of the property.
  • You use cash from the sale portion to retire a mortgage or purchase other property.
  • You have the satisfaction of making a significant gift to the American Cancer Society during your lifetime.

For more information

Complete the personal illustration form, or call us at 1-800-227-1885 so that we can assist you and your financial advisor through every step of the process.