The Queen's University of Belfast Foundation

Planning a gift in your will - suggested wording

Your will is an important document which details your future wishes and we strongly suggest that you seek professional advice when drafting it.

You may find the following wording useful when you and your solicitor are considering your gift to Queen's:

Percentage or residual gift:

" I give x% of the residual of my estate (or the residual of my estate) to The Queen's University of Belfast Foundation, Queen's University Belfast, BT7 1NN (charity number NIC102044)   for its general purposes  or  it is my wish that this gift is used (e.g. in support of students/ to enhance academic development/ for the purposes of medical research, etc.)."

Exact sum (or pecuniary legacy):

" I give the sum of £x to The Queen's University of Belfast Foundation, Queen's University Belfast, BT7 1NN (charity number NIC102044)   for its general purposes or  it is my wish that this gift is used (e.g. in support of students/ to enhance academic development/ for the purposes of medical research, etc.)."

Specific gift (of property, shares, buildings etc):

" I give (describe the property to be given) to The Queen's University of Belfast Foundation, Queen's University Belfast, BT7 1NN (charity number NIC102044)".  

You may find it useful  to speak to us regarding your wishes, as departments and areas of support may change over time.

 

If you already have a will.

It is easy to include a legacy gift to Queen's University by completing a codicil form.  It will require having your signature witnessed by two people who are not related to you our any person mentioned in your will.  Your witnesses should not be members of staff of the University.  Once you have completed the form, you should send it to the individual who holds your will, where they should store it with (but not stapled, clipped or pinned to) your existing will. 

An example codicil can be downloaded here.

 

International Legacy Gifts

American Donations:  The "Friends of The Queen's University of Belfast, Inc"

Legacy gifts from US tax payers can also benefit from this exemption through the 'Friends of The Queen's University of Belfast, Inc' - a special fund in the United States, which has charitable status under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.  This means that USA tax payers can offset a donation to the Friends against their tax bill.

Canadian Donations

The Queen's University of Belfast is a university outside Canada, which is prescribed by section 3503 of the Canadian Income Tax Regulations.  We can send you details of how to leave a bequest to Queen's that is suitable for Canadian tax purposes.