Legacy Guild encourages alumni and friends to remember University in their Will

Posted by ap507 at May 30, 2014 10:23 AM |
University recognises supporters leaving legacy gifts with new Legacy Guild

The University is today (Friday 30 May) celebrating the launch of a new Legacy Guild to recognise the generosity of those who are supporting the University through a gift in their Will.

This is particularly fitting as the University of Leicester is believed to be the only university in the country founded as a legacy to the fallen of the First World War more than 90 years ago. It was established as a living war memorial, through which University College was formed, eventually becoming the University of Leicester through Royal Charter in 1957.

The University’s motto, Ut Vitam Habeant (that they shall have life) signifies the important role that legacies play in the work of the University and in ensuring that future generations benefit from higher education.

Legacy gifts left to the University can have a big impact through funding lifesaving research; supporting bursaries for those who may otherwise be unable to attend university; providing scholarships for the most talented; funding career-changing work experience opportunities; improving the student experience, and much more.

The Guild will be launched during a Garden Party at the University’s Botanic Gardens where the Guild’s founding members will gather to enjoy afternoon tea and celebrate their shared commitment to the University and to hear about the impact of their generosity.

To find out more about leaving a legacy to the University of Leicester, please contact Rosie O’Connor, Legacy Officer, via ro69@le.ac.uk.


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