“I have been able to watch Scottish Ballet perform, flourish, move to its own space at Tramway and build an international reputation. I could not be more proud. Leaving a legacy is a way for me to say thank you and to play a small part in ensuring the long-term future of this remarkable ballet company”

Susan Anderson

LEAVING A LEGACY TO THE SCOTTISH BALLET ENDOWMENT FUND

By leaving a legacy to the Scottish Ballet Endowment Fund, you not only help to build a resilient, dynamic future for the Company; your gift will also support meaningful initiatives such as commissioning new work or musical scores, supporting talented young dancers, or investing in our communities through transformational Access & Engagement programmes.

Broadening our audience reach is also a key aim of the Endowment Fund. Already, over 110,000 attend Scottish Ballet performances annually at venues across Scotland, the United Kingdom and internationally. We could reach even more with your support.

Whether you have a Will or are yet to prepare one, it is easy to leave a legacy to the Scottish Ballet Endowment Fund. Click here to find out how to include Scottish Ballet in your Will.

THE DARRELL BEQUEST CIRCLE

In honour of Peter Darrell and his visionary leadership as Scottish Ballet's founding Artistic Director, and in recognition of the significant role legacies play securing our future, confirmed legatees are invited to join The Darrell Bequest Circle.

While many do not seek recognition, we encourage everyone who has included Scottish Ballet in their Will to notify us. Joining our ballet family in this way enables you to enjoy insights into the life of the company including special functions and behind-the-scenes events, publications and recognition in souvenir programs and annual reports (unless you wish to remain anonymous).

We warmly acknowledge and thank the following patrons who have pledged to leave a gift in their Will:

Mrs Susan F Anderson
Mrs Marion McGadie Baird
Mr John Bogle
Dean Fostekew
S. Ian Hogarth
Norman and Pam Murray
Miss Fiona McKenzie Perry
Mr Alastair Stewart
Mr David Taylor
Eleanor Taylor
Mrs Isobel Thompson
and twenty anonymous patrons

Please contact Antonia Brownlee, Head of Philanthropy, on 0141 331 6290 or email antonia.brownlee@scottishballet.co.uk for a confidential discussion about The Darrell Bequest Circle.

HOW TO LEAVE A LEGACY TO SCOTTISH BALLET

A legacy left in your Will is a practical way to provide meaningful financial support to help secure Scottish Ballet in years to come. For many people this is the most significant philanthropic contribution they will ever make. It is a wonderful confirmation of your love for the ballet, which has been an important part of your life.

Funds received from legacies are invested in the Scottish Ballet Endowment Fund to support the Company over the longer term. The impact of your legacy will be transformational, helping us to shape our future and broaden our impact - what we are today can be even better tomorrow!

YOUR LEGACY CAN MAKE A REAL IMPACT

A Will gives you the opportunity to direct how your estate is to be distributed to the people and/or organisations important to you.

I have already written my will."

People change their Wills for many reasons, particularly when their personal circumstances change.

"But I have nothing to give."

Often people feel that they do not have the means during their lifetime to help others as much as they would like to. Leaving a legacy will provide vital support to Scottish Ballet without affecting your independence and self-sufficiency today. 

INFORMATION TO COMPLETE YOUR LEGACY

Please seek your own legal advice and consult with your family when considering your gift. Provisions can be made by updating your Will or by adding a codicil which is a supplementary document to your existing Will.

Specific legacy:

A gift of a particular amount or a specified percentage of your estate.

Residuary legacy:

A gift of all or part of the property remaining in your estate after debts, expenses and specific bequests have been paid.

TYPES OF GIFT

Gifts can be made in the form of funds or property including shares or real estate.

Please contact us to discuss how your gift can have the greatest impact.

INFORMATION FOR DRAFTING YOUR LEGACY

Organisational information:

The full legal name of the company is: Scottish Ballet Endowment Fund

Registered Charity numder: SCO 40198

Suggested wording:

"I give and bequeath to the Scottish Ballet Endowment Fund ("The Fund")... the sum of £ or % (or % of the remainder of my estate), to be used for the general purposes of Scottish Ballet at the discretion of the Trustees of the Fund."