To make a gift to the School and take a U.S. income tax deduction, you may make a donation to the British Schools & Universities Foundation (Federal Tax ID 13-616-1189), a charitable organization approved by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service under code Section 501(c)(3). You should express a preference for Belfast Royal Academy in your transmittal form, not on your cheque. Such preferences are respected by the Foundation but all grants are made at its sole discretion, as required by the IRS.
How to support us?
To make a gift, you can donate directly to the British Schools and Universities Foundation (BSUF) by cheque or online with a credit card. We would encourage donors to use cheques as the preferred method of sending gifts to the School, as online donations incur a 3% service charge via the Network for Good organisation and take longer to be sent to the School.
When your donation is received by BSUF, you will be sent a tax letter by them by mail.
You must complete our Donor Transmittal Form and include it with your cheque and send it to BSUF by post.
Note: If your gift is coming from a donor advised fund, some fund administrators do not include identifying information on the checks, which makes it difficult, if not impossible, for us to identify the donor or their preference. Please tell your donor advised fund that the check they send BSUF must indicate your name and the institution you prefer to benefit.
Online Credit Card Gifts
Note: - Cheques sent directly to BSUF do not incur a 3% service charge and are received in a timelier fashion than credit card gifts.
Some donors can realise significant tax benefits in giving gifts of marketable securities. Donations can be made in securities or by wire by contacting Anita Hairston, BSUF’s agent at UBS. The contact email address is firstname.lastname@example.org or she can be contacted in the United States at (757) 624-3381
If you have any queries or require any further information about gifts of support from overseas, please contact our Development Office by email.