Help Newnham in your will
Leaving a legacy to the College
Newnham has for many years benefited from the generosity of generations of former students who have so kindly left a gift in their will for Newnham. Uniquely among Cambridge colleges, Newnham depends on these gifts for approximately 65% of its donated income. This is a tribute to the affection in which the College is held by alumnae around the world. As you can appreciate, it is a vital source of funding for both teaching and student support and so we hope you will give serious consideration – whatever your age – to including a gift to Newnham in your will. Your help will help Newnham to continue to be a centre of excellence for the education of women by women long into the future.
If you would like more information please email email@example.com and we will gladly send a copy of our legacy brochure. It is very helpful for the College to know of any planned bequest, not least so that we can thank those who make this generous commitment. We treat any such information with the utmost confidentiality. You may also find it helpful to bear in mind that the legacy pledge form contained in our leaflet is not a legally binding document, nor does it have any legal implications. We do recommend that you seek professional advice when writing your will.
The Sidgwick Society
We have decided to honour those who have told us they intend leaving us a gift by the creation of the Sidgwick Society, and we invited those who have given pledges to an inaugural lunch of the Society in October 2009. Through the creation of the Sidgwick Society we aim to recognise legacy gifts within the lifetime of the donors and to thank those who show such commitment to Newnham. Donors can of course remain anonymous. We are delighted that the well-known actress Miriam Margolyes OBE (NC 1960) has agreed to be the society’s patron.
Miriam Margolyes (NC 1960) OBE, Patron of The Sidgwick Society
"Indeed I DO endorse the legacy campaign. Nothing has so enriched my life as my time at Newnham. Even after 45 years I acknowledge with gratitude what I owe to my old College. So I urge all of you who must feel as I do, that others must have the same opportunities and range of experience that we did, to add a codicil to your wills immediately, remembering Newnham, so that your bequest will allow Newnham to continue nourishing succeeding generations."