Leaving a legacy
Find out more by reading our PDF guide to leaving a legacy (we can send paper copies on request).
A gift to Essex will enrich the lives of future generations. Every donation – large or small – makes a difference.
Making a will means you decide what happens to your money and assets.
- You can support students or our facilities – or research on a particular subject.
- You can decide to leave books, art or shares to the University.
- Or, you can keep it simple and ask the University to decide how your legacy is used.
We’re happy to discuss it with you to make sure your gift supports the things you care about.
- One honorary graduate left us a collection of his papers and a donation to the Albert Sloman Llibrary to buy books.
- Former professor Chris Winston helped us to refurbish the Lakeside Theatre, which now hosts the annual Winston Lecture.
- Local barrister John Silberrad’s will has allowed us to fund a number of PhD scholarships.
Remembering Essex can be tax-efficient, because the University is an ‘exempt charity’. Find out more on the HM Revenue & Customs site.
Making a will can be more straightforward than you think. Find out more by:
- reading our guide to Remembering Essex;
- talking to a solicitor about making a will; or
- contacting Lynsey Dawson, Senior Development Officer on +44 (0)1206 872700 or by e-mail: ldawson (add @essex.ac.uk to create a full e-mail address).
Read our latest Impact Report (PDF) to find out how your support makes a difference in students’ lives and to our future.