Support the Exeter Forever Endowment Fund with a gift in your Will

We are seeking support for our Exeter Forever Endowment Fund to underpin the financial security of the University by creating a permanent endowment. Gifts received are invested and only the gains and interest of this endowment will ever be spent, to support the most pressing needs at Exeter. All gifts, of all sizes are appreciated as together they can be transformational. We fully recognise that your loved ones come first but perhaps you would remember the University - for example, just 1% of your estate could make a huge difference.

Your gift will have the power to keep on giving to the University... forever.

Putting your wishes in to words...

Suggested wording for making a provision in your Will for the University of Exeter is provided below. We would always recommend you seek independent professional advice.

"I give to the University of Exeter, Northcote House, The Queen's Drive, Exeter EX4 4QJ (exempt charity number X9538)...

 The residue of my estate

or     {a percentage} of the residue of my estate

or     the sum of £{amount} free of tax*

or     {specific item}

...for its generable charitable purposes, and I declare that the receipt of a proper officer of the University shall be a sufficient discharge to my executors."

* Please contact the University of Exeter should you wish to protect the future value of your legacy via index-linking.

Our promises about gifts in Wills

  1. We absolutely recognise that those closest to you come first in your Will.
  2. We promise not to intrude on your privacy by telephoning you about this way of giving.
  3. We will never ask you the size or type of legacy if you decide to support our work this way.
  4. We will never ask you to tell us your intentions, but if you tell us your intentions we are then able to say thank you, which is nice to do.
  5. We fully understand that personal circumstances change and there might be a time when you must take the University out of your Will.
  6. We promise to use your gift wisely for the benefit of future generations.

So far, endowed funds have supported student and research scholarships here at Exeter. We wish to build our Exeter Forever Endowment Fund so that we can support many more projects and students across the University in the future.

If you would like to talk in confidence with a member of our team, then we would be happy to answer any questions. Please contact Clare Pearce on or +44 (0)1392 722235