Frequently Asked Questions

The information below responds to frequently asked questions about ways to support the United Board and its programs.

Our legal name is “United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia.” Our tax ID number is 13-5562367.

The United Board is a tax-exempt, charitable 501(c)(3) organization in the United States, and all contributions are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by U.S. law. The United Board is also a registered charity in Hong Kong and gifts made to our Hong Kong Office are tax-deductible in Hong Kong.

Please make your donation (in HK$ or US$) payable to United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia with the memo indicating the approved project at an institution, purpose, and/or United Board program.  Please send your donation to the office from which you need a charitable tax receipt issued:

U.S. office:
United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia
475 Riverside Drive, Suite 1221
New York, NY 10115
USA

Asia office:
United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia
1/F, Chung Chi College Administration Building
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Shatin, New Territories
Hong Kong

Eligible contributions to the United Board will receive a tax acknowledgment. If you made a gift online through Network for Good, the e-receipt serves this purpose as well. Contact us at 212-870-2600 if you need an additional copy.
Gifts are remitted to our network institutions within one month when gifts to an institution accumulate to a total of US$5,000 or more, within three months when gifts accumulate to a total of US$1,000 or more, and within six months when gifts accumulate to a total of US$1,000 or less.
Effective calendar year 2016, the United Board will remit all designated gifts to institutions in our network net of out-of-pocket expenses. Such expenses include, but are not limited to, credit card charges, and bank fees related to the receiving or remitting of funds. The United Board will continue to provide personalized gift planning and staff support services including receiving, processing and stewarding these donations at no cost to our network institutions.

To illustrate, a gift of US$10,000 made online or by credit card incurs a processing fee of 3 percent, or US$300. A tax receipt for the full US$10,000 will be provided to the donor and the net amount of US$9,700 will be sent to the receiving institution, less any wire transfer charges. To help offset this administrative expense, donors may wish to send their donations to the United Board by check or provide an additional contribution. Please note that gifts to support United Board programs, which can be designated for participants from a particular institution or your alma mater, will not incur such a fee.

For endowment funds established with the United Board, please view this fee schedule applicable to all new permanent endowments.

Have your broker contact us at 212-870-2600 or email rdolph@unitedboard.org to initiate the transfer of stocks. Please send a note or email indicating the donor’s name and purpose of the gift. For securities held longer than one year, their full fair market value can be deducted within the deduction limits established by the IRS. We urge donors to check with their accountant and tax advisor at all times. Download the stock gift form.
Please contact Trudy Loo, Senior Manager for Development with the United Board, by email at tloo@unitedboard.org or by telephone at 212-870-2612 or Karrie Lam, Development Officer, by email at klam@unitedboard.org or by telephone at 852-3943 3948.