Tax Deductible Giving from the USA

Exciting News. Tax-efficient donations to Leicester from the USA are now easy!

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As you know, the University of Leicester is renowned for its high quality teaching and excellent student experience.  We are also a leading UK university renowned for research and home to the UK’s top rated Research Department*. Students are taught by leading researchers in their field and our laboratories are at the forefront of space exploration, genetic discoveries and the fight against heart disease and cancer.

Leicester is also the most socially inclusive of Britain’s top-20 leading universities with the greatest proportions of students from state schools and lower socio-economic groups, according to government benchmarks.

As government funding for higher education shrinks in Britain, your support is more important than ever.

How can you play your part?

The United States Alumni Fund for Leicester - launch target $100,000

We received a wonderful reception at our Alumni event in New York in October 2010. This has encouraged us to establish the University of Leicester’s first ever fund that is dedicated to supporting students from the United States. Gifts from our American Alumni community have already started arriving:

This new United States Alumni Fund will enable your University to respond quickly to American students who are most in need or to positively recognise individual potential.  There are over 200 American students studying at Leicester right now.  So, the donation you make, and the support it helps to fund, will have an immediate, profound and lasting impact upon the lives of students from the United States.  For example:

  • Merit based scholarships for self financing students
  • Travel Awards for American students and students on exchange in America
  • Research Scholarships to ensure the very best students are able to register for research degrees, giving them the chance to be part of the next generation of leading academics undertaking world changing research
  • Hardship Awards for students facing exceptional financial hardship
  • Awards and prizes that recognise outstanding academic achievement, and help to raise self-belief, ambition and academic standards

Building Appeal - The Cardiovascular Research Centre.

For our current building campaign, your University is appealing for funds to build and equip a new £12.6m Cardiovascular Research Centre (CRC) at the Glenfield Hospital. The new Centre will mean more patients and people with a susceptibility to, or suffering from cardiovascular disease, will benefit from greater understanding, prediction, prevention, treatment and care. We now have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to achieve a step change in cardiovascular research that will not only improve prevention and patient care locally but achieve worldwide research impact. For more details on this campaign click here.

If you are a taxpayer in the USA ...

... you can now make a tax-deductible gift to the University of Leicester via The British Schools and Universities Foundation (B.S.U.F) Inc.
There are a number of ways you can donate to your University.

A gift can be made by;

Every time you make a gift to B.S.U.F they will immediately send us an email message notifying us of this gift (including the amount) so we can promptly thank you for your generosity. B.S.U.F will disburse the full amount of its grants (made up of individual donations received for the University) to the University on a quarterly basis.
To find out more information on each method of giving click your preference above. Please note: Donor preferences are respected by the B.S.U.F. but all grants are made at its sole discretion, as required by the I.R.S.

More Information

If you have any questions or would like to discuss making a gift to your University, please do not hesitate to contact Rosemary Faint in the Development and Alumni Relations Office at +44 116 252 2354 or

Thank You

The University could not have achieved its recent successes without the continued support of alumni and friends. Your support will be even more important in the future and now B.S.U.F makes giving easy. Thank you for your generous support.

About the B.S.U.F

The B.S.U.F is a charitable organisation recognised by the US Internal Revenue Service under Section 501 (c) (3) of their Codes. The B.S.U.F.'s Federal ID Number is 13-616-1189.
Since its founding in 1961 and receipt of tax exempt status in 1964, the British Schools and Universities Foundation, Inc. has served as a catalyst for tax efficient funding by  United States taxpayers of educational, literary and scientific institutions in the British Commonwealth of Nations.

For more information including how to support the British Schools and Universities Foundation  go to

A Reminder:

U.S. taxpayers may claim an income tax deduction for a gift to a U.S. 501 (C ) (3) charitable foundation such as B.S.U.F., but direct gifts to a foreign charitable organization 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].”


* Our School of Museum Studies has the highest proportion of world-leading researchers of any discipline and in any university in the UK(RAE 2008)

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