GIVING TO ASE
Dear ASE Alums,
If you've got as far as reading these words, my guess is that you are one of the many students and faculty who have found the ASE experience in some way extraordinary and unforgettable, and that you'd like to help the Programme thrive in future.
By making a financial donation to the ASE Alumni Fund, however modest or substantial, you will be helping us continue to provide the kind of unique, remarkable study abroad programme you enjoyed to as diverse a community of students as possible.
Your money will be used by the ASE Programme here in Bath to help in one or more of the following ways:
- helping increase diversity and inclusion, through the new Bridgetower Fund and the Don Nunes Memorial Scholarship
- Need-based scholarships and travel/research grants
- Renovation and refurbishment of ASE-owned properties (Nelson, Linley and Nunes Houses)
- Improved resources for the academic and social/cultural programmes
It is my sincere wish that the ASE Programme should continue to offer a uniquely enriching experience for many more generations of students. I find it thrilling to think that it won't be long before the first children of ASE graduates are heading to Bath; and - promise not to tell her? - secretly harbour the hope my own daughter will one day walk through the green door of Nelson House as more than just a visitor...
If ASE will always have a special place in your heart, I urge you to give as generously as you are able.
Thank you for your ongoing support!
The Bridgetower Fund
ASE is proud to launch The Bridgetower Fund, named after George Augustus Polgreen Bridgetower (1780-1860), a brilliant Black musician, of African and European heritage, who famously performed in Bath. The Fund will provide financial assistance to students of colour, for participation in a broad range of enriching cultural activities and events.
We are asking our alumni, faculty and friends to help raise an initial $20,000 to establish the Fund.
Please help us provide support for unique, perspective-shifting experiences of the kind you enjoyed in Bath, and beyond.
SUPPORT THE BRIDGETOWER FUND HERE
The Don Nunes Scholarship
This is a long-standing need-based scholarship, named for ASE’s founder - the late, great Don Nunes - from which countless students of colour have already benefitted.
As those of us who knew Don personally will testify, he was passionate in his opposition to racism, and wished ASE to be as accessible as possible to students from under-represented populations. The Don Nunes Memorial Scholarship is available to a student from an under-represented population, according to financial need. It is an award of £1000 for a semester's study.
TO SUPPORT THE DON NUNES SCHOLARSHIP BY MAKING A DONATION THROUGH ASE, CONTACT US DIRECTLY
The Nelson House Campaign
For the first time in its 30-year history, ASE is launching a campaign to help fund vital restoration work on Nelson House.
We are asking our alumni, faculty and friends to help raise $50,000 towards the estimated total cost of $120,000.
Please help us secure the future of Nelson House, preserving ASE’s home for many more years of history and memory-making.
SUPPORT THE NELSON HOUSE CAPITAL CAMPAIGN HERE
Making a General Donation to Support ASE
AT THIS DIFFICULT TIME WE NEED YOUR HELP MORE THAN EVER.
COVID-19 has had a significant impact on ASE's programme. The early return of the Spring 2019 students, the cancellation of the Summer 2020 programme, and a likely reduction in enrolment for the Autumn '20 semester has meant some radical thinking on the part of the team.
During the COVID-19 crisis your donation will be used to support ordinary operations at ASE and ensure the continuation of the programme.
Tax-efficient giving through the BRITISH SCHOOLS AND UNIVERSITIES FOUNDATION
To make a gift to ASE, and take a U.S. income tax deduction, you may make a single gift by check or regular donations by credit card to the British Schools & Universities Foundation (Federal I.D. Number 13-616-1189), a charitable organization approved by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service under Section 501(c)(3) of their Code.
You should express "a preference for Advanced Studies in England" in your transmittal letter (a form for this purpose can be downloaded here), not on your cheque, which is to be drawn to the order of the British Schools & Universities Foundation. Such preferences are respected by the Foundation but all grants are made at its sole discretion, as required by the I.R.S.
Note that neither ASE nor the BSUF will take an administrative charge from your gift.
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