A Legacy to Boys Town Jerusalem

A gift in your will to Boys Town Jerusalem will help ensure we can continue to provide for some of Israel’s most disadvantaged young people.

Week of mealsAfter providing for your family and friends, the next priority for many people is leaving a gift to a charity or charities. If this is the case, then please consider a legacy to Boys Town Jerusalem.

A gift to Boys Town Jerusalem, no matter the size, will help transform a young person’s future and in turn have a positive impact for future generations.

Your generosity is what makes Boys Town Jerusalem so much more than a school for its 960 pupils.

Since 1948 Boys Town Jerusalem has been educating and caring for some of Israel’s most vulnerable young people. (click here to discover more about our graduates).

As well as providing a first-class secular education focussing on technology and a varied Jewish curriculum, the boys benefit from so much that the school uniquely offers including:IMG_2988

Full residential boarding facilities | Three nourishing, freshly-prepared meals each day | Full-time professional and dedicated counselling services | One-to-one tutoring support | Dedicated special needs classes | A wide and diverse extra-curricular programme | Vital summer programmes

How to Leave a Legacy in your Will

Whether you are writing your Will for the first time or making a change to an existing Will in order to include a gift to a charity or charities, you should seek legal assistance to make sure everything is in order and as you wish.

Legacies & Tax

Making a gift to charity in your Will can actually help you reduce the amount of your estate that goes to the taxman. Although you may not be able to avoid tax completely, the estate can pay Inheritance Tax at a reduced rate of 36% (instead of 40%) on some assets if you leave 10% or more of the ‘net value’ to charity in your Will.

For example, on a taxable estate of £100,000 (that is after deducting the Inheritance Tax allowance of £325,000) here are two possible scenarios:

 
Scenario A
Scenario B
Taxable estate
£100,000
£100,000
Charitable donation
£0
£10,000 (10%)
Revised taxable estate
£100,000
£90,000
Inheritance tax
£40,000 @ 40%
£32,400 @ 36%
Available for family & friends
£60,000
£57,600

As you can see, in Scenario B, the donor has left £10,000 to charity, but it has only depleted the estate by £2,400. Effectively the taxman has picked up the other £7,600 and the charity has benefited by a multiple of more than 4 times the amount that the family and friends have foregone.

Get in Touch

You don’t have to tell us if you have left us a gift in your will but we would love to have the opportunity to say thank you.

If you would like to discuss any aspect of leaving a legacy to Boys Town, please contact Ian Kamiel (Executive Development Director) on 020 8090 8421

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