Our donors explain why they have pledged to leave a gift in their Will to Imperial

Ian Newman (BSc ARCS Mathematics 1990) 

“My time at Imperial was both enjoyable and challenging. I have a feeling of gratitude towards Imperial, and a sense of pride in having graduated from Imperial. My degree has been invaluable in terms of making progress with my career.

Twenty-five years after graduating, I still keep in touch with some of those I met during my years at the College. We usually meet once a year, and the venue is typically somewhere in the South Kensington area, acknowledging the part Imperial played in bringing us together. 

I’ve made contributions to Imperial for a number of years, and having reached a stage in life when writing a Will seemed a sensible thing to do, I naturally considered supporting the College with a legacy gift. I very much hope that this gift and my ongoing donations will benefit students struggling with the cost of living in such an expensive city, and will help the College to attract talented individuals who might otherwise look elsewhere for their university education.”

Image of Sean Hackett, legacy-pledger

Sean Hackett (BSc ARCS Physics 1978)

“My days studying in the Blackett Laboratory and rowing for the College boat club are more than just fond and distant memories. The education and experience I gained at Imperial have remained with me, winning the respect of employers, and helping to shape my career.

The education I received was made possible, in part, because of legacy gifts received by the College before I joined. This knowledge motivated me to make provision in my Will so that others may benefit from an Imperial education in years to come. As Imperial enjoys charitable status, legacy giving is an efficient way to make a significant contribution to the College.”


If you would like to attend the 2017 Legacy Lunch, please contact Anna Wall on +44 (0)20 7594 3801 or email a.wall@imperial.ac.uk"