Leaving a legacy
Leaving a legacy is one of the most personally significant gifts a donor can make to the College and can also have a profound effect on future generations of students.
We would encourage you to consider continuing the tradition of leaving money for 'general purposes', as this allows the College to adapt to its changing needs and use your legacy for whatever the area of greatest need is at the time it is received.
However, if you prefer, you can indicate that you have an interest in a certain area of expenditure, such as:
- Scholarships, Student Support and Welfare Funds
- Teaching and Research
- The Library and IT
- Buildings and Grounds
- A specific subject of study
We would be happy to discuss your intentions so we can ensure that the College will be able to honour your wishes.
Legacies to Murray Edwards College should refer to the College by its official title, so the wording of a legacy might run as follows:
"I give to the President and Fellows of Murray Edwards College, founded as New Hall, in the University of Cambridge, the sum of ............ pounds for the general purposes of the College and declare that the receipt of the Bursar for the time being of the said College shall be sufficient discharge to my executors."
There is no need to change the wording of existing legacies, however, as legacies to “New Hall” will continue to come to the College. We would recommend that you consult your legal advisor before drafting or updating your will.
If you are planning to leave a legacy to Murray Edwards it is very helpful if you can let us know of your intentions and wishes. However, we understand that you may prefer to keep this information private.
If you have any questions about leaving a legacy, or would like to discuss your intentions, please contact the Development Office.
Thank you for your support!
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