Leave a legacy
Leaving a legacy to Hertford is a straight-forward way to make a meaningful contribution to the next generation of students to pass through our gates, without compromising your current finances.
There are types of legacy gifts that allow you to put your family first while still making a provision for Hertford and other causes close to your heart. You may decide to leave a fixed sum to the college, a percentage of your estate, or the residue that remains when you have provided for your loved ones.
Hertford is a registered charity, and all bequests to charity are exempt from inheritance tax. Also if you leave 10% or more of your estate to charity, the tax payable on the remainder of your estate reduces from 40% to 36%.
Geoffrey Warnock Society
The Geoffrey Warnock Society was created in 1999 to recognise the generosity of our alumni and friends who have included Hertford in their will.
Geoffrey Warnock was the Principal of Hertford College for seventeen years; he was also elected Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford in 1981. Warnock left a legacy to the college – and his commitment and dedication to its future is the reason the society created to thank our legacy donors has been named in his memory.
All alumni and friends of the college who choose to leave a legacy to Hertford are invited become members of the Geoffrey Warnock Society, and receive a stag pin to mark their generosity.
Each year we organise an event for our Warnock Society members – often an afternoon together with friends, Fellows and students; members are also invited to events thanking donors. Details of this year’s Warnock lunch can be found on our events page.