Leave a Legacy
Educate Together vision is for an Ireland where everyone has access to an excellent education that is inclusive of all. Our work aims to transform the education system to ensure that no child is an outsider. Leaving a gift to us in your will is an excellent way of ensuring that your values and beliefs live on beyond your lifetime. After you have looked after your family and friends, perhaps you can leave a gift to a cause that is close to your heart. A gift to Educate Together in your will, can help us to continue our work of providing equality-based education into the future.
Making a Will
If you already have a solicitor, the first step is to contact him or her directly.
If not, you’ll need to find a solicitor who will draw up a will for you. Drawing up wills is one of the basic services that almost all solicitors provide.
Making a will is generally straightforward. For our Guide to Leaving a Legacy, just email email@example.com or call us at 01 429 2500.
If you are considering making a gift to Educate Together in your will, please contact Eimhin Walsh who will answer any questions you may have and provide you with an information pack – firstname.lastname@example.org 01 429 2500 – Your enquiry will be treated in the strictest confidence.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need a Will?
A Will is the only way for you to say how your estate (which can include your money, securities, property, pensions, bonds and personal belongings) should be used after your death. It is the most efficient way to ensure your wishes are adhered to, and that your family and loved ones are adequately looked after. It is also an effective way of supporting any charitable causes you hold dear to you, as legacies to charities are tax exempt.
What types of legacies can I make?
There are two main types of legacies:
1: A residuary bequest
You make provisions for your nearest and dearest first, then leave the remainder, or part of the remainder of your estate to one or more preferred charities.
If you are making a residuary gift, the following text can be used in your will:
“I give to Educate Together of Equity House, 16/17 Upper Ormond Quay, Dublin 7 all [or a fraction] of the residue of my estate whatsoever and wheresoever, and I direct that the receipt of the Treasurer or other officer for the time being of the said Organisation shall be a full and sufficient discharge of the same”.
2: A pecuniary bequest
You state in your will that a specific sum of money, or property, will go to a particular charity, or charities of your choice.
If you are making a gift of a fixed sum or specific item, the following text can be used in your will:
“I give the sum of €_______ or I bequeath (the item specified) to Educate Together of Equity House, 16/17 Upper Ormond Quay, Dublin 7, and I direct that the Treasurer or other proper officer for the time being of the said Organisation shall be proper and sufficient discharge for the same”.
If you have any queries, or if you would like to speak to us in confidence about supporting Educate Together through leaving a legacy, please contact 01 429 2500
I’ve already made a Will. Can I change it?
Changing your will is straightforward. You simply ask your solicitor to add a ‘codicil’ to your will. You can add a codicil to include a legacy to the charity of your choice.
Do I need to notify you?
You do not need to tell us that you are leaving us a legacy but if you choose to tell us, it gives us the opportunity to say thank you, and to help you identify any
If you are considering making a will or are administering an estate, you can reach the Development and Fundraising manager, Eimhin Walsh, at email@example.com, 01 429 2500, or by post to Educate Together, Equity House, 16/17 Upper Ormond Quay, Dublin 7. – Your enquiry will be treated in the strictest confidence.