By Simon Rocker, January 8, 2009
The British Friends of the Hebrew University has reached an agreement with a former trustee who protested over the deduction of management charges from donor funds.
Geoffrey Simmonds argued that it had been unreasonable for the charity to take money from bequests to use for administration costs if the donor had been unaware of it at the time.
But this month he and BFHU chairman Brent Isaacs announced that they had resolved the dispute.
“It avoids legal action and the Charity Commission,” Mr Simmonds said. “It’s the right result.”