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Leaving a Gift in Your Will

Leaving a bequest in your Will for Amaze is a wonderful way to ensure shaping the future for Autism is part of your legacy.

Including a charity in your will can make a great difference to the lives of others

What your Bequest will do?

  • Provide emotional support, credible information and practical tools to thousands of families on their autism journey
  • Give autistic people a voice
  • Inform government policy and programs

Who can make a bequest?

Anyone, regardless of their financial position, can make a bequest. Your gift can be of any amount and should not cause financial difficulties to any other beneficiaries of your will. To ensure this, you can leave a Residuary Bequest, one which ensures that once all other gifts, taxes and debts have been honoured, an amount is left to the charity or charities of your choosing.

What are the different types of bequest?

If you would like to leave a bequest to Amaze we recommend speaking with your solicitor when you next update your will. There are two common forms of charitable bequest you may consider, although there are others that your solicitor can discuss with you.

1. Residuary gift:

“I give my residuary estate/[insert percentage]% of my estate to be paid, free of all duties, to Amaze, 24 Drummond Street, Carlton VIC 3053 for its general purposes and benefits absolutely.

I also declare that the receipt of the bequest by the Chief Executive or the Company Secretary shall be a full and sufficient discharge to my executors/trustees for the transfer or payment of any property, monies under this clause in my Will.

2. Pecuniary gift:

“I give [insert monetary amount] to be paid, free of all duties, to Amaze, 24 Drummond Street, Carlton VIC 3053 for its general purposes and benefits absolutely.

I also declare that the receipt of the bequest by the Chief Executive or the Company Secretary shall be a full and sufficient discharge to my executors/trustees for the transfer or payment of any property, monies under this clause of my Will.’’

Thank you

Making a bequest is one of the most powerful ways of supporting autistic people and their families. Thank you for taking the time to consider making a quest to Amaze and provide us with the means to do this.

If you would like more information or want to let us know about a gift you’ve already made in your Will, please contact me directly. I would love the chance to talk to you.

Lawrence Kasmir, Philanthropy Officer

fundraising@amaze.org.au

03 9657 1673