Legacies are the greatest source of philanthropic income for the charitable sector and likewise for our Schools. Funds raised through legacies enable us to create outstanding opportunity for our pupils with funds being used for means tested fee assistance or for securing the facilities and resources that our pupils deserve.
We appreciate that, for many, the ability to make donations during their lifetime is limited and, after providing for your family and friends, leaving a gift in your Will is a simple way of making a contribution without compromising current needs. A specific sum is not required, we would simply like to know if you are planning on pledging us a gift.
As we are a registered charity, there are also significant benefits to leaving a gift in your Will as it can help reduce the total tax liability for your family and overall estate. All legacies are free from capital gain and inheritance taxes, which makes them even more valuable for our pupils as no tax will be removed from the total value of your legacy.
Many past pupils, staff and parents, or indeed anyone with a strong interest in the Schools, have chosen to leave a gift to the Schools in their Will.
How to leave a legacy
Once you have indicated that you would like to make a pledge, we will enrol you in our legacy club, The 1871 Society. Society members are invited to events throughout the year, including an annual lunch, at which there is an opportunity to meet pupils who have benefited from your donations, and so that you have the opportunity to meet fellow donors.
To make a provision for the Stamford Endowed Schools in your Will, please contact us.