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Gifts from USA-based alumni
Queen Mary University of London has for many years offered alumni and friends of the university who live and/or pay US taxes the opportunity to make tax efficient gifts.

Queen Mary is a member institution of the British Schools and Universities Foundation Inc (BSUF); in the last five years BSUF have managed gifts on behalf of the university of over US $1m. BSUF have now simplified the process for donors to make gifts by credit card.

Make a donation

Making a donation by credit cards
To make a donation by credit card to the Queen Mary University of London Foundation which qualifies for a US tax deduction, go to the British Schools and Universities Foundation website at and click on "Donate". Scroll down and click on "Credit Cards". Follow the instructions and within two more clicks, the process will be complete.

BSUF credit-card transactions are processed by Network for Good, a company specialising in serving non-profit organisations. However, donors should be aware that a 3% handling charge will be applied.

If you wish to avoid the 3% charge, you can do so by making your donation by cheque. The cheque should be made payable to "BSUF", enclosed with a "Donor Transmittal Form" (also available on or another form of written expression of preference for support of the Queen Mary University of London Foundation and mailed to:

               British Schools & Universities Foundation                 
               575 Madison Avenue             
               Suite 1006                
               New York
               NY 10022-2511

Please note that as BSUF has limited resources and offer its services without charge, the Donor Transmittal Form encourages donors to consider becoming members of the Foundation.

BSUF is also able to inform beneficiary institutions of the names of its donors, provided they have not expressed an intended wish to remain anonymous.

All gifts received are acknowledged and thanked by the Queen Mary University of London Foundation.

Transnational Giving Europe (TGE)
Queen Mary University of London Foundation is now registered with Transnational Giving Europe (TGE). If you are a European resident, you may be able to maximise your gift through TGE which is a collaborative giving scheme offered by a partnership of European foundations. It enables donors resident in one of the participating countries to be able to securely offer financial support to non-profit organisations in other member countries. Donors will then be able to benefit directly from the tax advantages provided for in the legislation of their country of residence. The scheme is currently operational for donations from the following European countries:

  • Belgium; Bulgaria; France; Germany; Hungary; Ireland; Italy; Luxembourg; Netherlands; Poland; Portugal; Romania; Slovakia; Slovenia; Spain; Switzerland; United Kingdom

Further information on Transnational Giving Europe and cross-border giving in Europe as well as Country-specific contact details for the scheme are available on the TGE website at

Gifts from countries 
Please contact the Development team on to be sent further details about the most efficient ways to make your gift.

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