In 2018 the Summer School celebrates 70 years of music-making and performance. You can play a part in the future of this wonderful celebration of music.
Your support will help the Summer School to survive and flourish. A gift in your will would help us to continue to deliver this much loved programme of courses and concerts in the heart of the Devon countryside, and provide bursaries for talented young musicians and performers. Every gift makes a difference, however large or small.
Our commitment to you
We would like you to know that we are committed to using your gift to the Summer School efficiently and, as directed by you, with care and with the utmost respect and sensitivity.
“I feel very lucky to be able to give something back in response to all that the Summer School has gifted me over the years, to support young talented pianists and to keep the Summer School flourishing.”
SUSAN WEIL, PROFESSOR EMERITUS, SUMMER SCHOOL PATRON
How you can make your gift
We appreciate how many things there are to consider when writing your will. If you decide to leave a gift in your will, there are three main ways you can do this.
Did you know?
Gifts to charities are exempt from inheritance tax, which means that leaving a gift to the Summer School may help to reduce your tax liability. We advise you to speak to your solicitor to find out more about how charitable giving may reduce inheritance tax on your estate.
Wording for your will
We strongly recommend that you consult a solicitor when making or updating your will, to ensure that it is legally valid and that your wishes are carried out exactly as you want them to be.
You will need to ensure your will contains the following information for the Summer School to receive your gift:
Charity: The Dartington Hall Trust of Dartington Hall, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 6EL Registered Charity number: 279756 (England & Wales) Purpose: Specifically for the delivery of the Dartington International Summer School & Festival
Changes to your existing will
If you already have a will and wish to add a gift for the benefit of the Summer School, you can do this by making a codicil to your will.
Keep in touch
We would like to thank you and show you how your gift can make a difference. If you are considering leaving a gift to the Summer School in your will, please let us know. All information will be kept confidential and is not binding.
Please complete this pledge form to let us know your intentions.