There are several ways of leaving a gift to Christ's College in your will.

Residuary Bequest

This involves leaving all or part of the residue of your estate, after other bequests to your family and friends have been made and expenses have been met. This way the real value of the gift you decide to leave is protected.

Monetary Bequest

This leaves to the College a specified sum of money from your estate, which may be linked to the Retail Price Index to prevent its value being eroded by inflation.

Reversionary Bequest

This involves leaving all or part of your assets to trustees for their lifetime, so that it only reverts to the College at the event of their death, and the beneficiary has the full benefit of the income from it during their lifetime.

Specific or Non-Monetary Bequest

This allows you to leave shares, property and other valuables to the College. These may then be kept by the College or sold to provide funds.

Legacy giving from the USA

US tax payers wishing to support Christ’s through an estate plan may to do so via Cambridge in America and will become eligible for membership of Cambridge in America's 1209 Society as well as the College's Fisher Society. Straightforward bequests can also be made direct to the College and are tax deductible.

For more information, see the Worldwide section.

In addition, if you find yourself as a beneficiary under a Will, you may like to consider transferring the whole or part of your inheritance to Christ’s College, Cambridge, using a deed of variation. Gifts and possessions that have been transferred in this way become free of inheritance tax. This can be an effective way to support the College in your lifetime.

If you have any queries about making a provision for the College in your will, please contact the Development Office.

To download a Legacy Pledge Form, click here.
To download a Codicil (to amend an existing legacy), click here.