Leave a gift in your will

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Legacies play a crucial part in helping the Trust meet its objectives.

Both former beneficiaries of funding from the Trust and supporters with a particular interest in research and education have used legacies to support the work of the Carnegie Trust.

Leaving a legacy

A will is very personal, and we quite understand if you prefer to keep your intentions private. It is important, however, for the wording of your legacy to be as general as possible as our strategic priorities respond to changes or challenges placed on students and researchers.

If you have a specific purpose or scheme in mind, we encourage you to contact the Trust for a confidential discussion. This will ensure that the use of your gift honours your intentions and that it can be accepted by the Trust as supporting our aims.

How to leave a gift in your will

We are unable to offer legal or financial advice, but we are happy to answer your questions about legacies in general.

We encourage potential donors to ensure our full name and address is listed: Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland, Andrew Carnegie House, Pittencrieff Street, Dunfermline KY12 8AW.

We advise benefactors to seek legal advice before drafting a new will, updating an existing one or making other plans for their estate. We recommend using a solicitor to write your will in all circumstances.

Mr Keith Morgan, Physicist & Engineer

Mr Keith Morgan was a physicist and engineer, who taught electrical engineering at the University of Southampton. He had a passion for botany and was responsible for the planning, design and planting of many unusual trees and shrubs in his own garden and in various other locations, including Chilworth Manor in Southampton.

Mr Morgan died in August 2016 and gifted his estate to the Trust to support research into plant science in the Scottish universities.

As a result, we were able to create a PhD Scholarship to fund a new project in Plant Sciences once every three years. This PhD scholarship has been named the Carnegie Cant-Morgan Scholarship, to recognise Mr Morgan’s legacy. It supports tuition fees, research expenses and living costs during the recipient’s doctoral research.

Donate stocks and shares

Share giving is the most generous tax relief available to benefactors, combining relief on income and capital gains tax.

Read more about donating stocks and shares