Loughborough Alumni

Giving to Loughborough

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Support Loughborough with a gift in your Will

By leaving a gift in your Will you are becoming part of the Loughborough story for generations to come and leaving your legacy at your University. You will be providing students with scholarships to come to Loughborough for the same life-changing experience that you had, funding research that changes lives and ensuring that Loughborough remains a World leading institution that you are proud of for generations to come.

What is the impact of leaving a gift in your Will?

In 2018, the University launched a new undergraduate Architecture course. The new course was funded with a generous gift from Reginal WJ Hewson in his Will, and Karla, a BEng Architecture student, explained the impact of this gift on her life, the course, facilities and teaching that were created in Reginald’s memory:

“The studio and workshop spaces are amazing. There is a regular ‘buzz’ in the studio environment; you can always find a classmate or tutor who can help with your coursework. There is constantly something going on, whether it is a guest lecture from a practising architect, a site visit or social event – the course provides opportunities for everyone and their interests. The course here at Loughborough has been a great experience for me - I’ve already learned so much just in my first year.”

Our promises to you

  1. We understand that your family and loved ones come first

  2. We won’t put you under pressure – this is a big decision so please decide in your own time

  3. We respect your privacy and recognize that your Will is completely personal to you. You don't have to tell us if you leave a gift to Loughborough University, but if you do, we’ll keep this information private and confidential and will keep you updated on our plans and ambitions for the future

  4. You can change your mind about leaving a gift to Loughborough University at any time

  5. We’ll use your gift carefully and cost-effectively to have maximum impact

  6. We’ll always act with integrity

Ways to leave a gift in your Will

There are many ways that you can donate to Loughborough through your Will:

  • a specific sum of money (pecuniary bequest)
  • the remainder of an estate after other bequests have been made (residuary bequest)
  • a gift that is left to a preceding beneficiary before it passes on to a second beneficiary (contingent or reversionary bequest) 
  • Gifts in kind (specific items)

Loughborough University is an exempt charity, registered under Schedule 3 of the Charities Act 2011. In the UK by giving 10% of your estate to charity, you may reduce your inheritance tax liability from 40% to 36%. Please note, however, we recommend that you seek professional advice for accurate tax calculations.

Did you know that you can leave 1% to Loughborough University and 99% to your family?

Useful resources

  • Citizens Advice: advice on creating a will and why it's important
  • HMRC: the basics of inheritance tax
  • GOV.UK: an overview of creating a will
  • The Law Society: help with finding a solicitor in your area

Speaking to someone in the Philanthropy team

‌If you would like further information or would like to speak to someone about leaving a gift in your Will, please contact Hayley Boereboom on 01509 228685 or email her at legacy@lboro.ac.uk

The details you need

All you need is

  • The name of the charity: Loughborough University.
  • Our address: Loughborough University, Epinal Way, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3TU

Gifts left in Wills to Loughborough University are exempt from inheritance tax (IHT) due to the University’s charitable status in UK law. The University does not have a registered charity number, instead, it is registered as an Exempt Charity under Schedule 3 of the Charities Act 2011.

Leaving a gift in your Will

We are delighted that you are considering making a gift in your Will. If you would like us to send you further information to consider in your own time, please contact us and we will send you our brochure, guidance on suggested wording, a codicil form and a declaration of intent form in the post or you can download it now.

Hayley Boereboom, Legacy Manager Hayley Boereboom, Legacy Manager

Sharing your intentions with us

We would be grateful if you could let us know about your intended gift, especially if you want your donation to be used for a specific purpose at the University, in order to check that we will be able to fulfil your wishes in the future.

To discuss your gift, please contact Hayley Boereboom, Legacy Manager. Alternatively, you can complete and return a ‘Declaration of intent’ form to let us know of your wishes and help us to thank you appropriately. This form is not a legally binding document and it does not commit you to any particular cause of action. Please be assured it will not limit your freedom to change your mind at any time. Any information you give to Loughborough regarding your Will or intentions is strictly private and confidential. 

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