Leave a bequest
Your Will can help create powerful, positive change for people with disability into the future.
Leaving a gift to People with Disability Australia in your Will is an incredible act of forethought, generosity and kindness.
Bequests and other gifts allow us to plan with confidence, and continue to provide advocacy, services, support, and a voice for all people with disability throughout Australia.
Often, there are differences between what people with disability need and want, and what the public and private sectors will fund us to do. Bequests support us to do work for the community that funding bodies sometimes do not see as a priority.
Your bequest will honour your memory, celebrate your passion and commitment to human rights while supporting all people with disability to live self-determined lives, well into the future.
What kind of bequest can I make?
After making provisions for those you love, here are some of the many options available if you wish to leave a bequest to People with Disability Australia:
- A percentage: You can leave a percentage of your estate to People with Disability Australia. This is often regarded as the most flexible way to leave a bequest, as you don’t have to adjust the value of your gift to account for changes to your total assets or for inflation.
- The residue: After your loved ones and other personal beneficiaries have been considered, you can leave the whole or a part of the residue of your estate to People with Disability Australia.
- Fixed amount: You can give a specific type of gift, such as money, property, stocks or shares to cccc; this type of bequest may need to be amended over the years to account for changes to your circumstances and inflation.
How can I leave a gift to PWDA?
Making a bequest is straightforward and we recommend consulting a solicitor or the NSW Public Trustee to ensure that your intentions are accurately reflected in your Will.
If you already have a Will, then all you need to do is add a codicil, a short amendment to your existing Will. To ensure your intentions are accurately reflected, we recommend using the below sample wording. Please note: it is important to use our full legal name – People with Disability Australia Ltd.
I give to People with Disability Australia Ltd (ABN 98 879 981 198), PO Box 666 Surry Hills NSW 2010, ……% of my estate
the rest and residue of my estate
the sum of $…… (nominated gift amount) for its general purposes free of all duties and taxes payable upon or in consequence of my death, and I declare that the receipt of its Chief Executive, Treasurer or other authorised officer shall be sufficient discharge to my executors.
Please let us know
If you are considering, or have already, included People with Disability Australia in your Will, please let us know so that we can thank you properly and answer any questions you may have. We understand that your Will is a very personal and sensitive matter, we will respect and ensure your confidentiality at all times.
Letting us know of your bequest allows us to plan for People with Disability Australia and our community’s future, and also gives you the opportunity to discuss your wishes and ideas for your bequest with us.
For a confidential discussion about including People with Disability Australia in your Will, please contact the PWDA Communications Manager, Craig Andrews on 0491 034 479 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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