The Smee & Ford Legacy Giving Awards 2024 are a platform to benchmark and learn about the incredible achievements of the legacy giving sector. They are a unique opportunity to seek inspiration, share knowledge, and spread learning across the sector. Whilst the lunchtime awards ceremony are a key focus of the day, these Awards are more than just a celebration. All Attendee Packages also provide valuable Learning and Education deliverables – to help you get the most out of your Awards experience.

Review best-in-class examples of innovation, collaboration, and excellence by participating in the following:

Legacy Giving Excellence Forum

The Legacy Giving Excellence Forum takes place on the morning of the 18th April ahead of the Awards lunch and will discuss high-level thought leadership to inspire you and your team. The Legacy Giving Excellence Forum is an opportunity to join 200 shortlisted finalists and for judges to examine the factors and techniques that are driving excellence, innovation and impact across the legacy sector.

Places are strictly limited, and ticket allocations to join the Forum in-person are included as part of a preferred Attendee Package. More details to be announced in January 2024.

Post-event recordings

For those who can’t join the in-person Legacy Giving Excellence Forum, recordings from all 3 panels will be made available to all attendees. Reflect on the learnings from the inaugural Legacy Giving Awards in your own time and hear from the judges what it takes to be a legacy giving award winner.

Sharing best practice   

Receive your copy of the Digital Events Programme and access summaries of all shortlisted finalists, sharing the context for why the projects, teams and individuals were selected by the judges to be part of this celebration of excellence.

And for those who want to find out more about what the judges said about their entry, you can request feedback after the awards.