Leaving a lasting legacy
Leaving a gift to Fulbright in your Will is one of the greatest gifts you can make. It ensures that, once you have provided for your family and friends, future generations of Scholars will be given the opportunity to excel and the chance to have the wonderful life changing experience that is being a Fulbrighter.
Anyone choosing to support Fulbright in this way can be sure that their gift will be used wisely and for the direct benefit of future Fulbright Scholars. Legacy donations are tax exempt, so they can reduce the tax payable by your estate and are the only gifts that will not reflect in your bank account during your lifetime.
You may, of course, stipulate any restrictions on how you would like your legacy to be used. However we welcome legacies to support all discipline awards so that we can be flexible to respond to changes in scholarship needs.
We fully appreciate that not everyone will want to tell us about their intention to leave a legacy gift to the Commission. However, if you do inform us, it will help us plan for the future and we will treat this information in absolute confidence and respect.
If you would like to talk more about leaving a legacy gift, please contact Penny Egan Executive Director via email or on 0207 498 4011
How to leave a legacy
You can make a gift to the US-UK Fulbright Commission in your Will in several ways and we advise that anybody wishing to support Fulbright through a legacy should consult with a solicitor or legal professional in the first instance. This will ensure that your intentions are recorded properly.
The Commission has set up a charitable foundation - the Fulbright Foundation (charitable number 328571) to accept legacy and other charitable gifts in a tax efficient manner for UK taxpayers. If you are a US or dual taxpayer we have other ways that you can donate. Unless otherwise specified, legacy funds will be used to support all discipline awards for future Fulbrighters.