Introducing the Margaret Nicholson Fund

Dear Alumni/ae and friends of the Fulbright Program in Belgium and Luxembourg,


As you know, we are celebrating in June the retirement of Maggie Nicholson after more than thirty years of devoted service to the Fulbright Commission. We want to mark this event by inaugurating the Margaret Nicholson Fund, dedicated to providing financial support for exchanges of Fulbright students, scholars and researchers between the United States and Belgium.


Private sector donations to our program already play an important role in supplementing dwindling public sector funding. We hope you will be willing to support this new initiative which can strengthen and expand our program for the years to come.


We have obtained the assistance of the King Baudouin Foundation United States, with headquarters in New York, for collecting funds and providing tax certificates to U.S. taxpayers to facilitate deduction of their gifts for U.S. tax purposes. Instructions on how to make such a donation are as follows:


U.S.-based donors wishing to contribute to the Margaret Nicholson Fund can do so in a tax-efficient way through the King Baudouin Foundation United States (KBFUS).


Because KBFUS is a public charity, within the meaning of Sections 501(c)(3) and 509(a)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code, donors may claim the maximum tax benefits allowed by U.S. tax law for their contributions.


Here is how to proceed:


  • Gifts by check: Write your check to KBFUS, write “Fulbright Belgium – Maggie Nicholson” in the memo section of the check, and send your check to KBFUS, 10 Rockefeller Plaza, 16th Floor, New York, NY 10020.
  • Gifts by credit card: Go to, click on the ‘Donate Now’ button and select “Fulbright Belgium – Maggie Nicholson” under ‘Giving Option 1: Non-Profit Partners Overseas’.
  • Gifts by wire transfer or to contribute other types of property: Contact KBFUS at email:, phone (212) 713-7660.


We hope that you will support the Margaret Nicholson Fund.


Patrick Kelley, Chair
Commission for Educational Exchange between the United States of America, Belgium & Luxembourg


Jan Rosier, President
Fulbright Alumni Association in Belgium