A GIFT OF A BEQUEST, IS A GIFT OF TOMORROW
We all want to be remembered as someone who was determined to help others. We’re all influenced by those we know from previous generations, and future generations will be influenced by your legacy.
By leaving a bequest in your Will, you’ll be able to help enhance the lives of children with a disability in present and future generations.
How to plan giving in your Will
Planning to leave a gift in your Will is an important decision but it doesn’t have to be complicated. There is information available to make the process as easy as possible. Here are some of the basic steps involved:
Step 1: Make or update your Will
Your Will must be properly prepared and executed. There are two choices: you can write your Will yourself, or you can engage a professional to write your Will for you.
(a) If you are preparing leave a gift to Disabled Children’s Foundation in your Will and you plan to write the Will yourself, make sure to include the correct wording. Below are examples of how you should write your bequest within your Will.
Residuary (percentage) gift:
I leave to Disabled Children’s Foundation Inc. (ABN 90 034 374 668) (ASIC 138 929 772), (proportion of residue to be completed) for its general purposes and I direct that the receipt of the Treasurer or other duly authorised officer shall be a sufficient discharge to my Executors.
Pecuniary or Specific Bequest:
I leave to Disabled Children’s Foundation Inc. (ABN 90 034 374 668) (ASIC 138 929 772), (description of item) absolutely for the general purposes of the said charity and I direct that the receipt of the Treasurer or other duly authorised officer shall be a sufficient discharge to my Executors.
(b) Should you choose to have a legal professional write your Will, you should make some decisions about your Will and write them down prior to meeting with them. Then contact your solicitor about your Will and discuss what is best suited for you and your circumstances.
Step 2: Select the way you Will gift
Leaving a gift in your Will is one of the most valuable and lasting ways you can support the Disabled Children’s Foundation. There are a number of different ways you can remember us in your Will. They include:
- Residual (percentage) gift. You may leave a percentage of your your estate. Just 1, 2, 5% of your estate can make a difference.
• Pecuniary (fixed) gift. This an exact sum of money that can be allocated to us.
• Specific gift. You may leave a particular item of value such as property, art works, jewellery etc.
Step 3: State your intentions
It’s important to communicate your final wishes with loved ones and executors. This will help to ensure that they are carried out.
If you are planning on leaving a gift in your Will to Disabled Children’s Foundation, please consider contacting us to let us know. We would love the opportunity to acknowledge your kindness.