Support the American friends

By giving to the Friends of the University of Sussex you could be supporting a scholarship for an American Friends scholar to study at Sussex or many other important University projects.


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How to donate

Donate now and make a secure charitable gift to the Friends of The University of Sussex via Network for Good if you are currently based in the US.

To give by cheque (payable to Friends of the University of Sussex), send your donation to:

Friends of the University of Sussex
1350 Avenue of the Americas, Floor 2, Suite 266, New York, NY 10019

An acknowledgement and tax receipt will be issued by the Friends of the University of Sussex office in the UK.


Making a bequest

You may make a bequest to the Friends of the University of Sussex for a specific monetary amount, for a percentage of your estate or for securities by including provision in your will or living trust for the Friends of University of Sussex. You can also name the Friends as a beneficiary of a retirement plan or life insurance policy. The amount left to the Friends can be expressed as a fixed amount or as a percentage of the assets to be given. To make a bequest to the Friends, you need to sign a new will or living trust instrument, add a codicil to your present will, or make an amendment to your present trust instrument. Your commitment will support the Friends of the University of Sussex’s ambitions to provide scholarships for the most talented students from the US to study at Sussex, and to conduct transformational research in to the world’s most pressing problems.

Remembering the Friends in your will ensures that your bequest is exempt from federal estate taxes. Your bequest costs you nothing now, yet gives you the satisfaction of knowing you can help the Friends provide for the University and education in the future. To inform the Friends of your intentions, please contact Friends of the University of Sussex office by emailing americanfriends@sussex.ac.uk.


Charitable remainder trusts

Charitable remainder trusts allow you to make an asset gift, usually worth $100,000 or more, to the Friends of the University of Sussex whilst enabling you and your beneficiaries to retain a benefit from the assets you give. Separately managed trusts manage the investment of the assets you have gifted and pay a percentage of the income on the sum invested (either fixed or variable) annually to you and/or your designated beneficiaries. The trust remains for life or a fixed term of years, after which the remainder of the trust’s assets pass to the Friends of the University of Sussex for the purpose you designate. Establishing such a trust also generally entitles you to claim an immediate income-tax charitable deduction.

For advice on the right charitable remainder trust for your situation, please contact Friends of the University of Sussex office by emailing americanfriends@sussex.ac.uk.

The Friends of the University of Sussex is a registered American 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation in good standing. The Friends organisation accepts charitable gifts from alumni, students, parents and friends in support of the University of Sussex. Charitable gifts to the Friends organisation are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.


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