Why leave a legacy to the BSA?
The British School at Athens is unique. Since its Athens base opened in 1886, the School has inspired a rich community of academics, students and creative practitioners from across the world. We provide a space in the heart of Athens where people and ideas mix. Our staff, award holders, visiting fellows, and members share a passion for the history and culture of Greece and the Eastern Mediterranean. We support those who use the BSA by giving them the resources needed to undertake world-class research and practice-led creativity. Whether in the Library, Fitch Laboratory, Upper House seminar series, or across the dining table, ideas get shared and developed at the BSA. Like the vibrant city in which it is situated, the BSA is a place where tradition sparks innovation.
Throughout its 130-year history, the BSA has benefited from legacies made by generous benefactors. The lasting impact of these legacies is testament to the deep commitment many individuals have felt for the BSA’s mission. Today, the School’s margin of excellence would not be possible without those who have already chosen to remember us in their will. You can become an enduring part of our community by considering leaving a legacy to support the BSA.
Further information about bequests can be found in the BSA Leaving a Legacy brochure.
The 1886 Society
The 1886 Society celebrates the commitment of those generous individuals who intend to leave a gift in their will. These legacies will ensure the BSA continues to flourish for years to come. Members of the 1886 Society will be invited to a bi-annual event, either in the UK or Greece, and we shall ensure that their generosity is remembered and acknowledged. Each member will also receive a BSA legacy pin in recognition of their support.
If you have already remembered the BSA in your will, or intend to do so, please consider downloading a Legacy brochure and a confidential BSA Legacy Pledge Form. By telling us about your gift, you give us valuable assurance for our long-term activity. It also allows us to thank you properly and keep you informed about what we are doing. We strongly recommend that you take legal advice when making or updating your will.
We would be delighted to discuss your gift with you in order that we can ensure that we are able to fulfil your wishes. You can contact our Development Officer at email@example.com or on +44 (0)207 969 5282. Our conversations will be treated in the strictest confidence.
“The British School was my second home from my
second year as a graduate student. A home from home.
A succession of brilliant Directors and Assistant Directors,
wildly stimulating fellow students, including artists, a superb,
uniquely stocked library and genius librarians, and, not
least, wonderfully helpful administrative and domestic staff
– what was not to like! It was an honour to be part of the
centenary celebrations in 1986 – here’s to the next century of
scholarship and philoxenia”
Prof Paul Cartledge, A.G. Leventis Senior Research Fellow,
Clare College, Cambridge