The Dove-Bowerman Society - Your Lasting Legacy

In recognition of two remarkable women, Wycombe Abbey created the Dove-Bowerman Society in 2017 to recognise and thank all those who indicate an intention to leave a legacy to the School. Every year, members of the Society and their partners are invited to a lunch in recognition of their special contribution towards Wycombe Abbey’s future.

Read more about the Society and remembering the School in your will below:

If you would like a confidential chat about legacy giving, please contact Clare Flynn-Scarcelli, Director of Development and External Relations, at [email protected] or 01494 895552.

We understand that your family and friends come first. Once you have supported your loved ones, you can make a lasting impact on the next generation of young women by placing a gift in your will to Wycombe Abbey, regardless of the amount.

Many donors give an ‘unrestricted gift’, which allows the School to use the funds where they are appropriate for maximum benefit. Wycombe Abbey would allocate the funds in line with our strategic priorities to the best benefit of the pupils we support. Alternatively, if you have a particular passion and would prefer to direct your legacy to an area of personal choice, we will fully respect and honour your wishes.

What can I give?

There are several types of bequest:

Pecuniary Legacy: A monetary gift of a set sum.

Residuary Legacy: A gift of a percentage or all of your estate after other expenses have been paid.

Specific Legacy: A gift of a specific asset such as property, works of art and shares.

Reversionary Legacy: A gift that allows you to leave assets to Wycombe Abbey whilst giving a named person the benefit of them during his or her lifetime.

How do I give?

If you’d like to leave a legacy to Wycombe Abbey, we recommend you make or change your will with the help of a solicitor or legal professional. They will ensure that your wishes are clearly expressed and legally valid, and will be able to provide confidential and up-to-date advice tailored to your needs.

To help you start your gift, we’ve provided some suggested wording to use for the two main types of legacy gifts.

Residuary gift (a percentage of your estate): “I leave ____ percent of the residue of my real and personal estate to Wycombe Abbey at The Girls’ Education Company Limited, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP11 1PE, registered charity number 310638.”

Pecuniary gift (a set sum): “I leave the sum of (in words) _______ pounds £____ (in figures) to Wycombe Abbey at The Girls’ Education Company Limited, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP11 1PE, registered charity number 310638.”

Whilst you do not have to inform us of your gift, we would love for you to let us know and we would be delighted to welcome you as a member of the Dove-Bowerman Society.

Please complete the pledge form below to help you notify us of your intentions and desire to join the Dove-Bowerman Society or contact the Development Office at [email protected] or 01494 896301.

Legacy Pledge Form