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Jeneba Kanneh-Mason performing at the first virtual legacy information evening.

RCM holds first virtual legacy information evening with RCM performers and senior leaders

Thursday 25 March 2021

The Royal College of Music has held its first virtual event for those interested in legacy giving, which plays a crucial role in helping the RCM secure the future of music for generations to come.

Legacy gifts have had a transformational impact on the RCM in the past decade, contributing 34% of what we have raised so far through the More Music Campaign and funding around a third of our existing named scholarships.

The event was hosted by RCM Chairman Lord Black of Brentwood, and included a presentation by Professor Colin Lawson CBE FRCM, Director of the RCM, on the lasting impact of gifts in Wills and future plans and priorities for the College. RCM scholars past and present spoke to leadership supporters Jane Barker CBE FRCM and Victoria, Lady Robey OBE HonRCM, about the significant impact their scholarships have had on their professional and personal lives.

Victoria, Lady Robey commented: ‘It has been a privilege to watch young people grow with the support of my scholarship and it is wonderful to know that I can continue to help the next generation through a gift in my Will.’

RCM alumna and former scholar Julieth Lozano, originally from Colombia and now based in London, commented: ‘The full scholarship I received from the Royal College of Music changed my life completely.’

The event also featured a brief presentation by solicitor Iain Wanstall about the logistics of making a Will and the option of making a ‘Will for Good’ via the RCM’s free Will-writing service, Bequeathed.

For more information about leaving a gift in your Will, or to use the RCM’s free Wills service, please visit rcm.ac.uk/legacies or contact Emma McCormack, Supporter Engagement Manager (Legacies), in confidence on 020 7591 4761 or Emma.McCormack@rcm.ac.uk.