The value of the legacy management profession

At ILM we understand that leaving a charitable gift in a will is an extremely important and personal expression of values.

Charity legacy professionals are responsible not only for over £2.4bn of charitable income each year, but also for ensuring the bond of trust created with a charity during a donor’s lifetime is honoured after their death.

Our members are acutely aware of the fact that they are negotiating a process which coincides with one of the most difficult times in people’s lives – the loss of a loved one. They perform this delicate role, which is essential to the survival of many charitable organisations, with passion and commitment, carefully negotiating the dual responsibility of fulfilling the donors’ final wishes and working to the stringent legal and regulatory framework that governs our profession.