alt Here is a startling fact: if the typical Girtonian household were to leave ten per cent of their estate to the College, this alone could, by the College's 200th anniversary, increase the endowment by around £125 million at today's prices.alt



Emma Cornwall, Alumni Officer and Legacy Officer
t. +44 (0)1223 338901

Leaving a Legacy

Girton is a remarkable institution that has enabled generations of young people, from all walks of life, to realise their full potential. Our success is rooted in, and sustained by, philanthropy.


Many of you already generously support the College by volunteering,
donating to specific causes, or joining A Great Campaign – such contributions are cherished by all who live and work here. In these uncertain times, however, you can make a critical difference by remembering the College in your Will.


With your legacy pledge we can make firm plans to transform the life-chances, experiences and opportunities of the next generations, harnessing that pioneering spirit which stands for all that is best about higher education.


Find out more about leaving a legacy on the following pages or by downloading our new Legacy Brochure. If you would prefer to receive a copy of the brochure in the post please contact the Legacy Officer.


"Your commitment today to a gift for tomorrow will secure the future of this unique institution where inclusion, diversity and distinction go hand in hand."

Professor Susan J. Smith, Mistress


What your Legacy can do for Girton >


Transforming the life-chances, experiences and opportunities of the next generation.

Saying Thank You - The 1869 Society >


How Girton says thank you to those who have pledged to leave a legacy to the College.

Leaving a Gift in your Will >


Details on the practicalities of leaving Girton a legacy including suggested wording, and a Codicil form.

Legators and their stories >


Legacy donors share their stories and we look at the impact past legators have had on the College.