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Legacies

Giving for tomorrow

A tradition of giving

For over 650 years legacy gifts have helped to sustain and enrich Gonville & Caius as a place of outstanding scholarship and learning. Bequests, large and small, have allowed the College to provide vital bursaries, to invest in innovative research and to maintain the necessary infrastructure to provide a world-class education.

Create your lasting legacy

Caius relies on the generosity of its alumni and friends in leaving gifts in their Wills to support the College’s long-term educational priorities. As Caians, we have all benefitted from the Caius tradition of giving. We hope you will be inspired by the stories in our legacy brochure to secure an enduring legacy for you and your family. Your gift will benefit future generations of students and the wider world they go on to serve.

Wording for your Will

It's easy to leave a gift to Caius in your Will. Please inform your solicitor that your legacy should be directed to “Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge (England & Wales registered charity number 1137536)”. Our charitable tax status means a gift to Caius in your Will should have tax benefits for your estate. 

The Edmund Gonville Society

Anyone who informs the Development Office of their intention to include Caius as a beneficiary in their Will will be enrolled as a member of the Edmund Gonville Society. More than 300 Caians are currently enrolled as members.

We are immensely grateful to the many Caians and friends of the College who have made provision for Caius in their Wills. We would be grateful if you could let us know if you intend to leave a legacy by completing our confidential pledge form, so that we may recognise your generosity during your lifetime.

For more information about leaving a legacy, or if you would like to discuss your legacy, please contact:

Victoria Thompson (Mrs)​
Deputy Director of Development
Gonville & Caius College
Cambridge
CB2 1TA

Telephone (+44)1223 766996 
deputy.director.development@cai.cam.ac.uk

Thank you for remembering Caius in your Will.