We’re delighted to announce the winners of the inaugural Legacy Futures Awards 2021. We created the Legacy Futures Awards as part of our mission to do all we can to support the sector and its fundraisers.  

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 six judges for their commitment to the Awards.

The Legacy Future Leader Award WINNER: Emma Bowles, ellenor

This Award highlights a future legacy leader, aged under 35.

“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 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.”

This Award supports highlights an organisation that demonstrates its commitment to innovation in Gift in Wills and In-Memory fundraising. It aims to support those teams looking to enhance their understanding, approach or administration, in the long-term.

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

Crispin Ellison Bursary Awards

These Awards are named in memory of former Legacy Link Director Crispin Ellison, whose career was dedicated to advancing professional knowledge in the legacy sector.

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 £1000.

Highly commended:

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.

Huge congratulations to the winners! 

We’re excited to see what comes next in their Gifts in Wills and In Memory fundraising.

Over the coming months we will be featuring the winners and sharing their brilliant legacy giving work. Sign up to our email list using the form in the footer to follow them on their legacy journey and for news on our future Awards programmes.