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Donating Israel Bonds to Universities FAQ

Q: How do I buy an Israel bond and donate it to a university? 
A:  You can buy an Israel bond online, download forms and a prospectus at israelbonds.com, or you can call your local Israel Bonds office. 
 
Be sure to register the bond to your designated university.
 
If you would like to buy an Israel bond online but have not done so previously, click here or call 888.764.2632.
 
If you are a returning online investor, click here, log in, follow the prompts, and register the bond to your designated university.
 
If you do not wish to purchase your Israel bond online, download and print the account opening form, and complete the form. Also complete an Investment Form and be sure to register the bond to your designated university, and mail all the documents to DCI, P.O. Box 5263,
New York, NY 10150–5263.
 
For additional information and assistance, contact Client Support at client.support@israelbonds.com or 888.519.4111. Hours are Monday 9am-5pm; Tuesday-Wednesday 9am-7pm; Thursday 9am-5pm; and Friday 9am-3pm (Eastern Time).
 
Prospectuses and rates may be obtained at www.israelbonds.com or by calling your regional Israel Bonds office.
 
Q:  How does the university learn about my donated Israel bond?
A: Following your purchase, the university will receive a confirmation of the donated bond from Computershare, the fiscal agent for the State of Israel.
 
Q: How do I receive notification of my donated Israel bond?
A: After the bond is purchased you will also receive a confirmation from Computershare, fiscal agent for the State of Israel.
 
Q: How should the bond be registered?
A: The bond should be registered to the university.  Information as to how to register gifts of securities, including bonds, is usually available on the university’s website.
 
Q: Do interest payments go to the university?
A: Yes, the recipient of your Israel bond will receive interest payments, either twice a year or at maturity depending on the type of bond, plus principal upon maturity.
 
Q: Can the university reinvest the proceeds of the Israel bond upon maturity?
A: Yes, the option of reinvestment is available to the university.
 
Q: Are donations of Israel bonds to universities tax deductible?
A: The value of your donated Israel bond may be tax deductible to the extent permitted by law. Consult your tax advisor for details. Israel Bonds cannot provide tax advice.
 
Q: Can I buy an Israel bond for more than one university at a time?
A: You can purchase bonds in separate transactions for each individual university.

If purchasing online, at the end of each transaction, you will be asked if your purchase is complete, or if you would like to purchase additional bonds. Once finished, payment will be processed for all purchases. The names of the universities for which you purchased the bonds will be saved, so you can conveniently purchase new Israel bonds for those universities at a future date.
 
If purchasing your Israel bond offline, download and print the account opening form, and complete Investment Forms for the universities of your choice. Be sure to register the bonds to your designated universities, and mail all the documents to DCI, P.O. Box 5263, New York, NY 10150–5263.
 
Q: Besides benefiting the university, how does the purchase of Israel bonds benefit Israel?
A: Proceeds from the sale of Israel bonds have helped to develop every aspect of Israel’s economy. Israel bonds have also played a decisive role in Israel’s rapid evolution into a groundbreaking, global leader in high-tech, greentech and biotech.