Bequests and Legacies

Papillon team members have consulted to tertiary institutions, schools and major non-profits on their bequest fundraising for three decades. They are regularly advised of ongoing bequests and legacies received by former clients. Papillon Consultancy can assist organisations in all aspects of bequest strategies – designing and implementing bequest programmes, the development of written materials and staff and volunteer training. The team has also guided a number of organisations in launching bequest associations.

'Jill Ritchie undertook the restructuring of the Trusts and Estates department for the Cape Town Community Chest, including strategising appropriate approaches to various target markets, setting up systems, writing all required copy, designing materials, training staff members and volunteers. Within a few years, the benefits of her efforts were evident and the Community Chest and its numerous beneficiary organisations will benefit for decades to come.'

Amelia Jones, former CEO, Cape Town Community Chest

'Jill Ritchie was instrumental in conceptualising and assisting in implementing a bequest society for Rhodes University in the UK. Three years on, membership is growing and bequests and commitments are being received and impoverished, but talented young South Africans, can realise their dreams of a tertiary education.' Mike Chapman, Chairman, Rhodes University UK Bequest Society