Leaving a legacy in your will is to give a gift to future generations. Supporting vulnerable and disadvantaged young people to reach their full potential through education in turn supports their families and wider communities, lifting people out of poverty and enabling them to become self-reliant.
There are different ways you can leave a lasting legacy:
Pecuniary Gift: a gift of an exact sum of money
Residuary Gift: leave a share, or the remainder of your estate, after taking care of family and friends
Specific Legacy: you can leave specified gifts such as land or jewellery
Gifts in Trust: a legacy managed and looked after by trustees appointed by your executors
Codicil: an additional gift added to your existing will
You can download a copy of our booklet “Leaving a Legacy – a guide to making a Will” by clicking here.
Mary began supporting access to education and training for disadvantaged young people in Uganda in 1984, when she lived and worked there as a Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) volunteer. During this time she developed a deep love of Africa, its people, culture and vibrancy. When Mary died in 2017, she pledged part of her estate to ensure a legacy of educational support for those most disadvantaged by extreme poverty, HIV/AIDS and marginalisation in Africa. Mary’s son Toby contacted us in 2018 to see if The Mango Tree could help support and facilitate his mother’s legacy wishes. In 2019 The Mango Tree received legacy funding of over £200,000 to establish the Mary Keynes Education Fund. We now administer the fund on the family’s behalf, providing bursaries at secondary, college and university level for those in Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania who need it most.