Leave a gift in your Will
A gift of hope to future generations
A bequest to Centenary is a meaningful way to make a lasting impact on the health and lives of future generations.
We are deeply honoured that so many thoughtful supporters have chosen to remember the Centenary Institute in their Will. Gifts in Wills play a crucial role in safeguarding the Institute’s future capabilities by helping ensure that the important progress we are making today can continue until a treatment or cure is found.
By remembering Centenary in your Will, you would be ensuring that we can continue to fund word class medical breakthroughs that will ultimately change the lives of future generations. Every gift, no matter the amount, makes a difference. To find out more about the impact you can have by leaving a gift in your Will to Centenary, please download our bequest brochure.
Leaving a gift to the Centenary Institute
When making a Will, the first priority is to talk to your loved ones about your intentions and let them know that leaving a gift to medical research is important to you. This can help to ensure that your personal legacy and wishes will be met.
Your bequest will depend on your personal and family circumstances, and it is important to seek independent and professional advice. Following that, it’s easy to make a bequest to the Centenary Institute. You can either include the bequest when you write or update your Will, or simply add one as a codicil to your existing Will.
Types of bequests
There are a number of ways you can make a bequest to the Centenary Institute:
- A residual gift: 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. This allows for growth or depreciation in the value of your estate.
- A specified gift of cash: Also known as a pecuniary bequest or gift.
- An asset: this could be real estate, shares, stocks, bonds, artwork, jewellery, or other personal property.
Wording in your Will
Here is our suggested wording if you choose to update your Will to include a gift to the Centenary Institute. You can take this wording to your solicitor:
“I give and bequeath to the Centenary Institute Medical Research Foundation, ABN 85 778 244 012 free from all taxes and duties
– the residue of my estate (OR)
– _____% of my residuary estate (OR)
– the sum of $_____ (OR)
– list of asset or assets
to be used for their general purposes. A receipt from the Executive Director or other authorised person shall be a complete and sufficient discharge for the executor.”
If you would like more information about leaving a gift in your Will to Centenary, please contact Grace Windeyer, Individual Giving Manager on 02 9565 6117 or email@example.com. Your enquiry will be treated confidentially and without obligation.
If you have included a gift to Centenary in your Will, please let us know. We would welcome the opportunity to thank you personally for your support. Your privacy will be fully respected and the information you provide will remain strictly confidential.