The timeless gift of learning

Live on through a gift in your will and inspire future generations of UC students and staff.

The University of Canterbury Foundation | Te Tūāpapa Hononga o Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha acts as UC’s charitable arm.

Donations come in many sizes and forms, and a gift in your will is just one of the ways you can support the University’s work after your lifetime, once your friends and family have been looked after.

Gifts in wills are easy to set up and do not need to be vast sums of money or large percentages of an estate.

For the months of May and June UC staff are being offered a discounted will-writing service as part of a UC staff financial wellbeing benefit, irrespective of whether you choose to leave a provision to the UC Foundation or not.

When donors inform the Foundation of their intention to leave a gift in their Will, they are invited to become members of the elite Partners in Excellence Programme, joining other like-minded supporters who have shown foresight in choosing to support the University in this very special way.

All gifts in wills are greatly appreciated and are an essential factor for ensuring UC’s good work continues.

Should you (or any other donor) wish for a gift to be publicly acknowledged, $1,000 can provide a named prize or study grant for a year, $7,000 can cover undergraduate fees for a year, and anything above $25,000 can be endowed – meaning the fund can be inflation-proofed and remain forever, in perpetuity.

At the UC Foundation we do not deduct fees, so 100% of every donation goes directly to its intended purpose.

To read about how recent gifts in wills have impacted the University, please click here>

To request a no-obligation UC Foundation bequest brochure please email or call 95530.