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Leave a legacy

Leave a legacy

RIBA legacy

Leaving a legacy to the RIBA

You can leave a legacy to the RIBA with confidence that your gift will be used where it is needed most to shape the future of architecture.

Looking forward, giving back

Architects and enthusiasts passionate about the designed world are always mindful of the architectural legacy we leave behind. You can help shape the future of architecture and the next generation of architects by supporting the RIBA with a gift in your will.

Why leave a legacy to the RIBA

Why leave a legacy to the RIBA?

Your support can help ensure that we inform and inspire future generations, and architecture becomes an increasingly inclusive profession - with participation from all parts of society.

We understanding that providing for family and loved ones are your first priorities when writing a will. However, we rely on generosity of our supporters to meet our charitable objectives and a legacy of any size will help support the future of architecture.

leave a legacy to the RIBA

How you can make a difference

You can leave a legacy to the RIBA with confidence that your gift will be used where it is needed most to shape the future of architecture. We understand you may wish to direct your gift towards a particular area of our work, for example:

  • Exhibitions, education and outreach programmes
  • Collections - enabling us to curate, interpret and conserve the collections which form part of the collective memory of the profession worldwide
  • RIBA Student Hardship Fund - helping students through hard times
  • RIBA Regions - supporting the vibrant and active communities at a local level
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Inspiring legacies and gifts

Gifts to the RIBA in memory

Gifts in memory

At a time of sadness and reflection, a gift in memory of a loved one can mean a great deal. Members' families often contact us to ask about making a donation in memory of their loved one's architectural life. In these circumstances we suggest making a gift to alleviate student hardship.

To find out more, please contact us on
+44 (0)20 7307 3817.

Further information

We always welcome the opportunity to discuss your options with you, particularly if you wish to leave your legacy towards a specific area of our work.

We strongly recommend that you consult your legal advisor when writing or amending your will.

Please do not hesitate to contact us in complete confidence on +44 (0)20 7307 3817. Download our booklet for more detailed information on leaving a legacy.

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