Info for US & Canadian donors

Info for US donors

Donate by check
If you are a US taxpayer, please make your cheque payable to Americans for Oxford, Inc. Please visit the AFO website (https://www.oxfordna.org/donate) to print a US gift form, and post, together with your cheque, to: Mr. Paul M. Dodyk, Americans for Oxford, 500 Fifth Avenue, 32nd Floor, New York, NY 10110.

Americans for Oxford has been determined by the US Internal Revenue Service to qualify under sections 501(c)(3) and 509(a) of the Internal Revenue Code as tax-exempt public charities. All gifts to made through Americans for Oxford are fully tax deductible.

Donate online
Please visit www.oxfordna.org to make an online donation.

Planned giving
Somerville College has joined a consortium of 31 Oxford Colleges and the University to introduce a cost effective Planned Giving scheme for Somervillians in America. Planned Giving is one of the fastest growing method of giving in the United States.

Charitable Remainder Trusts benefit both donor and the joint non profit beneficiary as well. CRTs, as they are known, have been around since the early 1970s and combine the ability to get a significant tax write off and avoid capital gains tax. These instruments typically provide income for life for both donor and spouse.

The current trend is to utilize real estate investment property that has appreciated to fund the trust. Donors may be looking to eliminate some of their holdings as they plan for retirement but still require income from those assets.

The Oxford Planned Giving Consortium has hired expert services to answer questions you may have about such a gift. If you would like to discuss the possibility of making a Planned Gift to the College, please contact the Development Office.

Corporate matched giving
Many major employers, particularly those with headquarters in America or Canada, operate a Matching Gifts Programme and will match the donations made by their employees to charities by, in some cases, as much as 2:1.

If you make a gift to Somerville, it is always worth asking your employer if it has a Matching Gift Programme. If your employer does operate this scheme you would simply get a form from them to complete.

If you are making a gift to Somerville through Americans for Oxford, Inc, you should simply enclose a corporate matching gift form which is provided by your employer. Americans for Oxford, Inc can accept all tax-deductible contributions from corporate matching gifts programmes.

 

Info for Canadian donors

 

Donate by cheque
Please make your cheque payable to University of Oxford Development Trust Fund. Please print the Canadian gift form, and post, together with your cheque to: University of Oxford Development Office, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, UK.

Your donation will be banked by the University Development Office and you will be issued with a tax receipt and a letter confirming that your gift has been received and allocated to Somerville. Somerville will be notified afterwards.

Making a card payment
You can make your gift by credit card via the Oxford Thinking website. Alternatively you can print the Canadian gift form and post to: University of Oxford Development Office, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, UK.

The amount of credit card donations must be made in British pounds. Due to fluctuations in the exchange rate, you may see a slightly different amount appear on your credit card statement.

Your donation will be banked by the University Development Office and you will be issued with a tax receipt and a letter confirming that your gift has been received and allocated to Somerville. Somerville will be notified afterwards.

Corporate matched giving
Many major employers, particularly those with headquarters in America or Canada, operate a Matching Gifts Programme and will match the donations made by their employees to charities by, in some cases, as much as 2:1.

If you make a gift to Somerville, it is always worth asking your employer if it has a Matching Gift Programme. If your employer does operate this scheme you would simply get a form from them to complete. Please send this together with your gift form.