Cash gifts may be made to the
preference for support of an
Checks should be made payable to
British Schools and Universities Foundation, Inc. (or BSUF) and
postmarked on or before December 31st to qualify for
current-year tax deduction. If you send your donation
directly to the BSUF please use the
Transmittal Form. If you send your donation to the US
representative of the Approved Institution please use the Donor
Transmittal Form included in the mailing you received.
here to securely
donate by credit card.
We will be charged 3% of your
credit card donation.
The information required by many
Matching Grant programs is as follows: Website:
Main Address: 575 Madison Avenue, Suite 1006, New York NY
10022-2511; Email address:
firstname.lastname@example.org; TIN: 13-6161189.
In giving gifts of marketable
securities donors could realize significant tax benefits.
Instructions for Donating Securities. To contact BSUF
regarding a gift of marketable securities please send e-mail to
Individual funds for a dedicated
objective within the Foundation's Statement
of Purpose may be set up in the case of large donations.
To contact BSUF regarding a major donation please send e-mail to
CHARITABLE REMAINDER TRUSTS
There are two
kinds of Charitable Remainder Trusts: a Charitable Remainder
Annuity Trust and a Charitable Remainder Unitrust.
Designating BSUF as remainder
beneficiary, either of these trusts affords the donor an
immediate charitable tax deduction in the year the trust is
created. The trustee then pays the donor income during
his/her lifetime or that of any other living non-charitable
beneficiary the donor may designate. In the case of a
Charitable Remainder Annuity, the payment is a fixed monthly sum
(determined by the beneficiaries’ ages and gender, and the
original principal amount of the trust).
a Charitable Remainder Unitrust, the payment will fluctuate up
or down depending on investment performance.
At the death of the income
recipient, the trust passes on to the BSUF as charitable
remainder beneficiary; donors may express a preference for an
BSUF is not permitted to offer tax or legal advice. Donors who
are contemplating creating a Charitable Remainder Trust must
consult with a professional advisor for guidance (usually their
lawyer and banker) prior to making decisions.
To contact BSUF
regarding a Charitable Remainder Unitrust please send e-mail to
INDIVIDUAL RETIREMENT ACCOUNTS
IRAs can be made much more tax
efficient by naming the BSUF as a beneficiary with an expression
of preference for an Approved Institution. This relieves
the Estate of (a) the Distribution and Income Taxes which are
levied by most State governments; and (b) of part of the regular
Estate tax. To contact BSUF regarding an IRA please send
e-mail to treasurer@BSUF.org.
In 2007, those over age
70-1/2 may find it advantageous to have contributions made from
their IRA directly to a charity without paying taxes on the
amount withdrawn. The rules are complex, and individuals
should consult their own professional advisors for guidance.
A provision may be made in your Will
or Trust bequeathing money to the Foundation. The
Suggested Bequest Form
is intended only as a provision in a full Will or Trust
containing all appropriate articles. To contact BSUF
regarding a bequest please send e-mail to
INEXPENSIVE ALTERNATIVE TO CREATING YOUR OWN 501 (C) 3
our member institutions with their own US 501(c)3 foundations or
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