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LEAVE A BEQUEST

YOU HAVE THE POWER TO MAKE A PROFOUND IMPACT ON THE HEALTH OF FUTURE GENERATIONS

A bequest to Centenary Institute is a lasting tribute to your belief in providing all Australians with the opportunity to live healthier, longer lives through excellence and innovation in the field of medical research.

A gift in your Will may provide the chance for you to make a longer lasting gift to Centenary scientists and the vital research they undertake – more than you may be able to in your lifetime.

A GIFT IN YOUR WILL CAN HELP THE FIGHT AGAINST CANCER, INFLAMMATION & CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES

Bequests are absolutely vital to sustain our scientist’s research and our ability to plan for future initiatives. They also enable us to respond to new and innovative opportunities as they arise.

WHAT A GIFT IN YOUR WILL CAN DO

Every bequest, big or small will directly contribute to Centenary’s research efforts as we strive to understand diseases at a molecular and cellular level, discovering new treatments and improved diagnostics, eventually finding a cure for cancer, inflammation and cardiovascular disease.

HOW TO LEAVE A BEQUEST GIFT

Before making your Will, there are a couple of things we would suggest you consider:

  • Please discuss your decision with your family and loved ones. This will ensure they understand and support your motivations for choosing to include your legacy and lasting tribute to the Centenary Institute.
  • Telephone us – we would love to hear from you and ensure you have all the information you require to complete the process of including a Bequest to Centenary.
  • We also recommend that you seek qualified legal advice to assist you with preparing your Will.

TYPES OF BEQUESTS

After providing for your family, your bequest to the Centenary Institute can be made in a number of ways depending on your personal situation and preferences.

  • The residue of your estate – the remainder of your estate after specific gifts have been disbursed to family and loved ones.
  • A percentage – you can choose to leave a percentage of the residue of your estate, or a percentage of your entire estate.
  • A specific gift of cash – known as a pecuniary bequest or gift.
  • An asset  this could be real estate, shares, stocks, bonds, artwork, jewellery or other personal property.
  • A conditional gift in the unlikely event that your beneficiaries do not survive you, you may wish to leave your estate to the Centenary Institute.

To ensure your wishes are properly expressed, the wording below is suggested for inclusion in your Will. 

I (first name, middle name(s), last name) give and bequeath to the Centenary Institute Medical Research Foundation, Building 93 Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Missenden Road, Camperdown NSW 2050 and ABN 85 778 244 012 (the residue) / (a percentage) / (a specific sum or piece of property or item) of my estate / (or the whole estate) free from all taxes and duties, for their general purposes. A receipt from the Executive Director or other authorised person shall be a complete and sufficient discharge for the executor.

AN ADDITION TO YOUR WILL

If you already have an existing will, it’s easy to include Centenary Institute by adding a codicil. A codicil is an additional legal document that lets you amend your will without needing to re-write it.

IF YOU HAVE ALREADY INCLUDED A BEQUEST?

If you have already included Centenary Institute in your Will we would love to hear from you so that we can personally thank you for your generosity and keep you up to date on our work.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO KNOW MORE ABOUT OUR RESEARCH OR VISIT THE CENTENARY INSTITUTE?

Should you wish to learn more about our research or take the opportunity to visit the Centenary Institute to meet some of our researchers and scientists in-person, please contact Emily Hickman on (02) 9565 6232 or email e.hickman@centenary.org.au.

Or please write to us:

Centenary Institute Medical Research Foundation
Postal address: Locked Bag 6, NEWTOWN NSW 2042
Registered address: Building 93, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Missenden Road, CAMPERDOWN NSW 2050

THANK-YOU!

By leaving a Bequest to the Centenary Institute your support enables our scientists to continue their research to find cures for cancer, inflammation and cardiovascular disease that may affect us and those we love.

INFORMATION FOR SOLICITORS

Centenary Institute Medical Research Foundation
ABN 85 778 244 012
Postal address: Locked Bag 6, NEWTOWN NSW 2042
Registered address: Building 93, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Missenden Road, CAMPERDOWN NSW 2050

Contact: Emily Hickman

Phone: (02) 9565 6232

Email: e.hickman@centenary.org.au