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Support Stirling through a gift in your will

Thank you for considering a legacy gift to the University of Stirling. 

Whether you want to provide student scholarships, student hardship or support ground-breaking research, a legacy gift will make a difference to future generations at Stirling. Even the most modest legacy left to the University’s area of most urgent need, could make a difference, ensuring Stilring continues to meet the challenges that lie ahead. Your gift can be a specific item, a cash gift or a residue of your estate. Leaving a legacy to the University, after providing for family and friends, is the highest honour the institution will receive. 

We encourage you to speak to family, friends or a solicitor, about your decision. Your gift is as unique as you, and your solicitor will guide you through your decisions. You may also wish to discuss your intentions with the University’s Advancement team who can give you more information. The University of Stirling is an exempt charity, meaning that legacy gifts to Stirling are exempt from Inheritance Tax in the UK. Our Scottish charity number is SC011159.

Thank You

We would like to thank you personally for your support, so please let us know if you intend to remember the University in your Will. Please get in touch using the contact details below, or forward the completed pledge form. Individuals who have chosen to remember the University in their will are invited to join the 1967 Circle and are invited to a special annual benefactors event.

You can download the Legacy Brochure below or if you would like a hard copy to be mailed to you, or if would like a confidential non-binding discussion about a gift in your Will, please contact Kerry Bryson at directoradvancement@stir.ac.uk or alumni@stir.ac.uk 

Inheritance Tax: the basics

The standard Inheritance Tax rate is 40%. It is payable on estates of over £325,000 (on the part of your estate that is above the threshold) unless you leave everything to your spouse or civil partner, a charity or amateur or community sports club. If you give away your home to your children (including adopted, foster or stepchildren) or grandchildren, your threshold will increase to £425,000. Find out more about Inheritance Tax.

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