Leaving a legacy is often the most significant gift that a person ever makes, yet it is one of the simplest and most flexible ways of giving. 

When you pledge a legacy to Cranfield you know that you are making a positive impact and helping support us in our mission to develop leaders in technology and management. It is an opportunity to fund ground-breaking research, support the future of bright and talented students, enhance the Cranfield campus or contribute to an endowment fund that will help your gift go further. And your gift doesn’t have to be a large one to make a difference.

Any legacy gift is deeply appreciated, and when you leave a legacy gift to Cranfield you and your family can be reassured that your priorities will be looked after by people who share and understand your values. You can also write your will to ensure that your loved ones are taken care of before any donation to Cranfield is committed.

Leaving a legacy costs you nothing today, but it leaves a lasting impression

It honours your Cranfield education and experience and inspires future generations of Cranfield students. Plus as an exempt charity, any gift you leave to Cranfield in your will is tax-free irrespective of your wishes for how your gift is to be used.

The Sue White Fund for Africa provides funding to enable students to study for a PhD at Cranfield University in a topic related to Professor White’s research. The fund is financed by a generous donation to the University made by Professor White through her estate. 

Tshephang (Tshepi) Tumoyagae is one of the PhD students to be supported by the Sue White Fund for Africa. Her project, 'Increase of Water Supply from Storm Water Harvesting and Artificial Recharge in Botswana', aims to identify all available sources of water to increase water supply and to artificially recharge underground water resources. Current resources are diminishing as a result of drought and increased demand. Existing data and relevant technologies will be reviewed and investigated. It is expected that the project findings may have direct relevance to the national water security strategy, and will assist in improving water security within Botswana.

Tshephang (Tshepi) Tumoyagae with Dr Monica Rivas Casado, friend and former colleague of Prof Sue White
Tshephang (Tshepi) Tumoyagae with Dr Monica Rivas Casado, friend and former colleague of Prof Sue White

“You need to have gone through your working life to really understand and appreciate the value the MBA delivers. I am hoping that my legacy helps Cranfield to make the MBA programme more accessible and to operate from world-class facilities. Cranfield needs more alumni to value their MBA long into their lives and believe as I do that Cranfield is in their blood. It's a special life‑long membership and we have a responsibility to nurture it for future generations.”
Cliff Barry (Executive MBA 1996)

If you would like to talk, in confidence, about any aspect of leaving a legacy gift to Cranfield please contact James Pagliaro, Senior Development Manager, on +44 1234 75 4339 or email James.Pagliaro@cranfield.ac.uk