Legacy Futures award winners

May 24, 2021

We were delighted to have Ashley Rowthorn from Legacy Futures at our Spring Conference on Friday 21st May to announce the winners of the inaugural Legacy Futures Awards 2021. The lucky winners are as follows:

The Legacy Future Leader Award – this Award highlights a future legacy leader, aged under 35.
WINNER: Emma Bowles, ellenor

“Emma demonstrated passion for legacies and sharing it with colleagues, care staff and supporters of ellenor hospice. Since she joined the team there has been a 20% growth in In-memory income.”

Prize: Six months one-to-one mentoring, plus tickets to attend the 2021 ILM conference and the 2021 CIOF Legacy Fundraising conference.

The Legacy Futures Innovation Award – this Award supports those looking to enhance their understanding, approach or administration, in the long-term.
WINNER: Bransby Horses – Create Your Legacy campaign

“The simple yet impactful way in which Bransby Horses reframed how to talk about legacies demonstrated creativity, innovation and applied research to legacy marketing practice.”

Prize: Advisory support to the value of £,5000 from Legacy Futures.

Crispin Ellison Bursary Award
WINNER: Carolyn Jones, University of Liverpool

“Carolyn’s application demonstrated a real commitment to developing her knowledge in legacy administration. We were particularly impressed by her passion to grow legacy giving within higher education and her plans to share her newly acquired knowledge among her peers at other institutions. As a recipient of the award, Carolyn would be invaluable in championing and educating legacy colleagues across this growing area of legacy income.

Prize: Bursary for the Certificate in Charity Legacy Administration CiCLA qualification worth £1,000.

Runners-up: Michael Tivey, London Symphony Orchestra and Sara Sullivan, Wessex Cancer Trust

Prize: Training courses to support their development as legacy administrators provided by the Institute of Legacy Management, worth £250 each.

Ashley said: “We created the Legacy Futures Awards to support the sector and to use our expertise to help charities and organisations in their legacy journey.”

He continues: “We want to thank every person and organisation that took the time to enter and share their great work with us and of course, our panel of judges for their commitment to the Awards. Huge congratulations to all the winners. We’re excited to see what comes next in their Gifts in Wills and In Memory fundraising.”

Entries were received from charities of all sizes and sectors. Winners were selected by an independent judging panel, as follows:

  • Daisy Board, In-Memory Officer, Cystic Fibrosis Trust
  • Jensen Calleemootoo, Senior Development Manager – Legacies, Wood Green, The Animals Charity
  • Laura Kennedy, Senior Legacy Officer, Marie Curie
  • Doyin Max-Lino, Legacy Administration Manager, Christian Aid
  • Ligia Peña, CFRE, MInstF, Legacy and Fundraising Coach/Consultant
  • Matt Smith, Supporter Engagement & Legacy Manager at London’s Air Ambulance Charity