Gifts and legacies are funding scholarships and supporting life-changing research. With your help, we can support more talented students and world-class researchers as they reach their potential and change the world.
A legacy is the greatest donation anyone can give. A gift in your will can make a significant impact and a lasting contribution for generations - With your support, there are no limits to what the University of York can achieve.
We are proud of our past and we are ambitious for our future. Join us in a mission to shape and influence global developments over the next millennium. Wherever your passions lie, you can choose how your gift will be used to create your lasting legacy.
I see a university such as ours as a lifeline to the future. The brightest students from all over the world will come to York long after I’m gone to study subjects we haven’t yet dreamed of in ways we can’t even imagine. It is for these students that I’ve made a bequest to York in my will.
Felicity Riddy, Legacy donor
The University of York is an exempt charity under Schedule 3 of the Charities Act 2011. As such, any gift within your will falls outside of inheritance tax. Giving as part of your will planning can help to reduce your estate’s inheritance tax bill.
As one of the first undergraduates, I am greatly appreciative of the opportunities that I was afforded and concerned about the costs for present-day students. I would like to think that a modest legacy, combined with some regular giving in the meantime, might go some way to repaying the debt I feel I owe the University and help the present generation of students.
David Jennings, English and Social Science, 1963-66
Gifts that allow the flexibility to be used where the need is greatest are especially valuable. They allow us to support areas including:
For more information or a confidential discussion about leaving a legacy to York, please contact Kalli Keramari, (firstname.lastname@example.org) Legacies Officer.