The Barry Wright Legacy: supporting scholarships at Kent and enhancing musical experiences

Singers in one of the University choirs

The University of Kent is very grateful to have received a generous legacy from the late Barry Wright. During his lifetime Barry kindly supported both the Kent Opportunity Fund and the Music Department at the University; through his legacy his support of these areas will continue in to the future.

Barry Wright completed a Diploma in Christian Theology and Ministry as a mature student in the School of European Culture and Languages, graduating in 2003. He enjoyed visiting the University after completing his studies and attended a number of events including the opening of the Colyer-Fergusson Building and the Benefactors’ Garden Party.

Planned Giving Officer, Jenny Richardson said: “The planned gift Barry has provided means we are able to further enhance the lives of students eligible for an Alumni Postgraduate Research Scholarship as well as continue to support the extra-curricular musical endeavours of our students.”

Dan Harding, Head of Music Performance, commented “the legacy is a wonderful gift that will allow the Music Department to continue to develop and enrich the lives of students, staff and members of the local community who take part in its activities each academic year.”

It is thanks to support such as this that we are able to create opportunities for our students that they may otherwise never encounter. Legacy gifts, no matter the size, can have a significant impact on students’ lives from receipt of awards to the improved student experience when using new equipment or buildings. Gifts can have a long-lasting effect not only on students’ attainment during their time at Kent, but also on their progression through life.

If you would like to find out more about supporting the University of Kent through a planned legacy gift, Jenny Richardson, Planned Giving Officer, would be pleased to discuss matters in confidence.

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