Legacy gifts

A legacy gift is a deeply personal and meaningful contribution. Whatever the size of your estate, an up-to-date Will ensures the people you love, and the causes you care about, are looked after. A legacy gift does not cost anything in your lifetime, but it is a firm commitment which ensures that the University you feel passionately about can continue to thrive long into the future. You can trust that your priorities will be looked after by people who understand and share your values.

Over the last 100 years legacy gifts of all sizes have had an enormous impact on the University, our students, and our research. We are thankful for every legacy gift, and an endowed gift can mean that your gift can go even further.

If you would like more information about our Free Wills Network, have questions about making a gift in your Will, or wish to support a particular area, please contact:

Rosie O'Connor
Development Manager - Legacies
+44 (0)116 252 2850
rosie.oconnor@le.ac.uk

What you could support with your gift

People of all ages and backgrounds have pledged gifts to the University in their Will. Motivations for leaving gifts vary. Many people choose to support the University's Greatest Need as priorities change over time. Others choose to support a particular area of interest, such as Student Support, Academic Excellence and our campus Infrastructure and Estates.

If you would like your gift to support a particular academic area of interest, you could pledge to support one of our Deans' Funds, which dedicate funding to specific colleges and schools of the University. 

Or, if you wish to help make the arts accessible and inclusive, you could choose to support the Attenborough Arts Centre fund.

Legacy Guild

The Legacy Guild was established in 2014 to recognise those who have pledged a gift in their Will to the University of Leicester. Members enjoy annual updates and invitations to exclusive events each year, including our annual Legacy Guild event hosted by our President and Vice-Chancellor.

How to leave a gift in your Will

Learn more about leaving a legacy gift to the University.

Read the FAQs

Executors and solicitors

Find out how we can help if you are managing an estate that includes a gift to the University.

Information for executors and solicitors