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Support your Society
Please consider supporting the Mineralogical Society, a registered charity in England and Wales, by contributing to the Sustaining Members fund or by making a bequest to the Society in your will.
A sustaining membership fund for the Mineralogical Society has been established. It will be used for a number of specific purposes
- Paying for an extended range of student bursaries (see the bursary report page for information about how some of your money is used)
- Paying for free student memberships (for year 1 of their membership)
- Subsidizing student membership dues in subsequent years.
Our student members are very important to us, and to the future of the Society and the subject. We seek to support them in every way possible.
Each year, 10% of the monies raised will be spent on these items, with 90% being invested so that the fund can grow and eventually become self-sustaining.
Individual donors’ names are listed on a dedicated page on the Society website.
Members are invited to make contributions at the time when they pay their annual subscriptions or by logging in and making a donation at any time.
Members who made contributions to the Sustaining Membership fund in 2011/2
Vincent Van Hinsberg
Robert De Vries
Bequests to charities are tax free and deducted from estates before any Inheritance Tax deductions. A form of words to include the Society in your will could be as follows:
"I give to the Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland (Registered Charity No. 233706) of 12 Baylis Mews, Amyand Park Road, Twickenham, Middlesex, TW1 3HQ, the sum of [in words] pounds."