Our alumni and friends who are based in the USA are encouraged to make a gift to the British Schools and Universities Foundation (BSUF), stating a preference for the University of Southampton.
The BSUF is a charitable organisation recognised by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service under Section 501 (c)(3) of their Codes. The BSUF’s Federal ID Number is 13-616-1189. Since its creation the BSUF has served as a catalyst for tax efficient funding by United States taxpayers of educational, literary and scientific institutions in the UK.
U.S. taxpayers may claim an income tax deduction for a gift to a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation, such as BSUF, but direct gifts to a foreign charitable organisation do not qualify. Therefore we will acknowledge every gift as a ‘grant from the British Schools and Universities Foundation, made possible by a generous donation from [the original donor’s name]’
Gifts to the BSUF can be made via:
• Online credit card donation
• Legacy Gifts
Every time you make a gift to the BSUF they will immediately send us an email message notifying us of your gift (including the amount) so we can promptly thank you for your generosity. BSUF will disburse the full amount of its grants (made up of individual donations received for the University) to us on a quarterly basis.
For more information on the BSUF go to www.bsuf.org