A legacy gift is one of the most meaningful ways you can give. Leaving a gift to St Antony’s in your will gives you the opportunity to make a lasting impact and help to provide vital funding for the College.
It is very important when making a will to ensure that your wishes can be carried out as you intend. The advice from your solicitor for this is essential.
You can choose to support St Antony’s by leaving an unrestricted legacy which can be used where the need is greatest, or by specifying those aspects of College that reflect your own interests and priorities.
The most valuable way to further the College’s long term aims is through a legacy for the general endowment. An unrestricted legacy gift provides flexibility like no other and can help to achieve things through the flexibility it affords St Antony’s. This enables the College to seize unexpected opportunities and respond to the evolving needs and challenges of St Antony’s, the University and of wider society, whatever they may be.
Academic and social life
A gift in your will can ensure funds are available for graduate scholarships which will enable the College to attract and support student of the highest calibre from all over the world. By making a bequest you can assist students with their research-related expenses, award grants for fieldwork, conference attendance, special lectures and workshops, post-doctoral scholarships and many other worthy academic activities.
Fellowships, Centres and Programmes
The academic community of St Antony’s in both social sciences and the humanities include leading experts on the regions of the world and the work done by them at the College, Centre or Programme informs debate and public policy. By leaving a gift in your will to fund the Fellowship and research at St Antony’s College, you will support world-class academics to study and think about the different regions of the world and address the global challenges around it.
A gift in your will can help fund the maintenance of our many different buildings - student accommodation, lecture theatres, seminar rooms, offices libraries and centres. High quality facilities ensure that future generations of students and Fellows can live and work in an environment which meets their needs, and realise their full potential here.
Recognizing your legacy gift
Wherever possible, St Antony’s would like to acknowledge the generosity of benefactors, and various options exist to do so on receipt of funds. The college may choose to name Fellowships, scholarships, corridors and rooms in recognition for your gift and in accordance with your wishes. The Development Office will be pleased to discuss options with you.
St Antony’s also recognizes members of the Deakin Society in the donor roll which is included in the Antonian Newsletter every year.
If you would prefer your legacy gift to remain confidential, St Antony’s will respect and guarantee your anonymity.
Please let the Development Office know if you have already included St Antony’s in your will. Knowing your intentions will assist the College in its long term planning.
Making a pledge
It is very important when making a will to ensure that your wishes can be carried out as you intend. Whichever type of legacy you decide is right, it is essential to seek advice from your solicitor. If you decide to leave a legacy to St Antony’s, we would be grateful if you could let us know.
The most common types of legacies are:
- A residuary (or percentage) legacy is a gift of all or part of what is left of your estate after settlement of all debts, taxes, costs and other legacies. This has the advantage of automatically keeping up with inflation.
- A pecuniary (or monetary) legacy involves leaving a specific sum of money. You can arrange for the gift to be increased in line with inflation.
- A reversionary legacy reverts to a second beneficiary when the original beneficiary dies. This gift has the advantage of providing for your family first and then benefitting St Antony’s.
- A substitutional legacy means that the estate is left to a particular person but that, if he/she predeceases you, then the gift could go to St Antony’s.
- A specific legacy is a particular item in your will.
It is also possible to combine one or more of the above.
Suggested wording for your will
For a Residuary gift:
“I give the whole or a percentage share of the residue of my estate to the Warden and Fellows of St Antony’s College in the University of Oxford (Charity No. 1141293), to be used for its general charitable purposes or a specific project* (name / description:______________________________ ), and I declare that the receipt of the Warden or other duly authorised officer shall be a full and sufficient discharge of my Executors”.
For a Pecuniary (or Monetary) gift:
“I give free of tax the sum of £_______________________________________(in figures and words) to the Warden and Fellows of St Antony’s College in the University of Oxford (Charity No. 1141293), to be used for its general charitable purposes or a specific project* (name / description:____________________________________________________________________ ), and I declare that the receipt of the Warden or other duly authorised officer shall be a full and sufficient discharge of my Executors”.
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If you would like any further information or if you wish to have a confidential discussion with the Warden, Bursar or Development Director, please do not hesitate to get in touch with:
St Antony’s College
62 Woodstock Road
Oxford OX2 6JF
Tel: +44(0)1865 274497