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    Ways to Make Gifts to the BSUF
    Click here to donate by credit card on your mobile device.  You can also go directly to
    Gifts made by check should be mailed to:
    British Schools and Universities Foundation, Inc.
    575 Madison Avenue, Suite 1006
    New York, NY 10022-2511

Gifts are fully deductible; no goods or services are offered.  Accounting and legal guidance should in all cases be sought from your own professional advisers.  Whilst BSUF has general business experience which you may draw on, BSUF is not permitted to offer tax or legal consultation.

    MATCHING GIFTS - your employer may have a Matching Gift Program which could double or triple the value of your gift.  Your employer will provide you with a form, which, when completed should be sent along with your check to BSUF.


So that we can continue to grant 100% of donations we receive would you please consider becoming a member of the BSUF, upgrading your membership or making a donation in support of BSUF operations.  You can download a BSUF Donor Transmittal Form to send a check, or use a credit card as explained below.

Annual Membership: Associate $100; Fellow $250; Sustaining $500

Life Membership: $5,000




Cash gifts may be made to the Foundation expressing preference for support of an Approved Institution 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 BSUF Donor 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.


Click 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:; TIN: 13-6161189.


In giving gifts of marketable securities donors could realize significant tax benefits.  Please see 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


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).  With 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 Approved Institution. 

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


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

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



For our member institutions with their own US 501(c)3 foundations or those considering setting one up,the British Schools and Universities Foundation has devised an inexpensive way to create and maintain an 'American Friends of...'that avoids the high costs of doing this on your own. Click on for more information on how this can be done for only $1,000 per year. If you are interested, please contact us directly at

BSUF makes grants to public and private, sectarian and non-sectarian, schools, colleges, universities, and other educational, scientific and literary organizations in the British Commonwealth of Nations.





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Postal address only: 575 Madison Avenue, Suite 1006, New York, NY 10022-2511

British Schools and Universities Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit educational, scientific and literary foundation.  This foundation is tax-exempt.  Contributions to it are deductible for Federal income tax purposes.  Bequests, legacies, devises, transfers, or gifts to it are deductible for Federal estate and gift tax purposes.