Gifts to HBS from alumni and friends living outside of the United States may be directed to one of several charitable entities to achieve tax deductibility or a tax credit. Currently such entities are available in France, Germany, India, and the United Kingdom.

Overview

Centre de Recherche Européen de la Harvard Business School

The Europe Research Center is a nonprofit association that supports the European research, case writing, and course development activities of Harvard Business School faculty. It makes available to the public at large in France and in Europe the intellectual output it has helped the HBS faculty produce.

The Center satisfies Section 200-1 b and 238 bis-1 a of the French Tax Code. Residents of France who contribute to the Center will have the right to a tax credit against income tax within the limits set by French law and will be provided with a "reçu dons aux oeuvres" (tax receipt) to that effect.

Class Crediting
Contributions from HBS alumni will receive class credit.

How to Make a Gift

Checks should be made payable to Centre de Recherche Européen de la HBS and sent to the association office located at:

Centre de Recherche Européen de la Harvard Business School
62, rue François 1er
75008 Paris, France
Telephone: 33 (01) 42 25 73 73
Fax: 33 (01) 42 25 15 45

For wire transfer instructions, please call the Center at the number above or email Oksana Sichi at osichi@hbs.edu

Overview

Harvard Business School Foundation of Germany

A gemeinnützige Körperschaft (tax exempt organization), the principal purpose of which is to provide scholarships for German students in need to attend HBS. Gifts can also be made for the benefit of HBS.

Alumni who reside in Germany can deduct the full amount of a contribution to the Foundation from his or her gross income. Since the marginal tax rate is approximately 50%, this means that basically half of the contribution is “paid” by the tax authorities.

Class Crediting
Contributions from HBS alumni will receive class credit.

How to Make a Gift

Money transfers may be made to:

Harvard Business School Foundation of Germany
Konto (account) 696431600
BLZ (bank ident number) 500 700 10
Deutsche Bank, Frankfurt.

Please make sure to mention your name and address to receive a tax-deductible confirmation letter.

For questions, please contact:

Stefan Eishold (MBA 1994)
Tel: 49 163 611 5000
Fax: 49 89 62030 777
Email: eishold@arcus-muc.de

Overview

The Harvard Business School India Research Center (IRC)

The primary mission of the IRC is to contribute to the growth of knowledge and facilitate the exchange of ideas--bringing the best of Harvard to India and the best of India to Harvard. The IRC supports research, case writing, Executive Education, and other activities of Harvard Business School faculty and staff in India.

The IRC qualifies as a charitable not-for-profit, and gifts made to the IRC in India may qualify for personal tax deductions. Under Section 80-G of the Indian Income Tax Act, donors will receive a 50% deduction on donations made to the IRC. Upon receipt of a gift, the IRC will issue the required 80-G certificate to the donor.

Class Crediting
Contributions from HBS alumni will receive class credit.

How to Make a Gift

Checks and bank drafts should be made payable to Harvard Business School India Research Center and sent, along with a letter indicating that the gift is for general purposes, to:

Harvard Business School India Research Center
c/o Ms. Anthea D'Souza
Piramal Tower, 7th Floor
Peninsula Corporate Park
Ganpatrao Kadam Marg
Lower Parel, Mumbai 400 013
India
Tel: +91 22 2493 1624
Fax: +91 22 2490 0724

Overview

The British Friends

The British Friends is a registered charity in the United Kingdom, providing scholarships for British students with financial need to attend Harvard Business School. Gifts can also be allocated directly to the School for the benefit of HBS students, faculty, and programs.

All donations are deductible against UK tax whether or not one is a British national, providing the donor pays UK taxes under either the Gift Aid Scheme or company payroll giving schemes. The tax authority adds a further 10% to payroll giving donations. The only requirement is that the donor pays sufficient UK tax, either income tax or capital gains tax, to cover the tax on the contribution.

Class Crediting
Contributions from HBS alumni will receive class credit.

How to Make a Gift

Contact:

Debbie Wilson
37 Queen's Gate
London SW7 5HR, England
Telephone: 44 020 7581 7392
Fax: 44 020 7581 7388
Email: dwilson@aifs.co.uk

The necessary forms for gift aid self-declaration will be sent to the donor. Please specify whether the gift will support the Scholarship Fund or HBS.