Giving to Kent

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If you would like to talk to the University about leaving a gift in your Will, please contact Jenny Richardson on 01227 823588 or email

Leaving a legacy

A legacy gift to Kent will benefit the University long into the future, commemorating a life and enabling passions such as music or an academic research field to thrive at the University. It may also enable personal items such as books to become part of the University collection and to continue to benefit students and staff in the future.

A legacy bequest is one of the most personal gifts you can make; after you have remembered your loved ones, making a bequest enables the gift of education to be passed on to others, and and we would be pleased to work with you to ensure that any legacy is used exactly in a way that suits you.

Legacy facts

  • You can remember your loved ones and also support the University of Kent with a legacy – and you can still make an impact on University life.
  • You can make a gift of any size: there is no minimum or maximum amount.
  • Even a modest percentage of the residue of your estate, after you have provided for family and friends, will make a huge difference to the University.
  • You can specify precisely where you want your money to be directed.
  • You can change your mind at any point.

By making a legacy pledge, you can make a gift to Kent and also gain financial and tax benefits for you and your family. We understand that your Will is private and you may not want to divulge details of the arrangements that you have made. However, if you wish to tell us that the University has been included in your will, we will be delighted to hear that you are supporting us, and will also be able to keep you informed in a way that suits you.

If your intended bequest is a particular item or a sum of money to be used for a specific purpose, such a collection of books for the Templeman Library, it is helpful for us to know in advance so that we are aware of any arrangements that will need to be made.

University of Kent music alumni Legacy brochure (pdf)

Making a will is not the easiest of topics to think about, so read our brochure for information about this kind of giving (pdf 416kb).






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Last Updated: 26/08/2015