How will you make your mark on the world?
Leaving a gift in your Will, no matter how big or small, can be a powerful way to make a real difference. You can improve and save the lives of future generations in the wider Canberra community.
Your legacy will help fund research, purchasing state-of-the-art treatment technology and equipment, as well as life-giving clinical trials and therapeutic wellness programs for patients. You can help ease the suffering of patients and help them get the best care available.
We understand that leaving a gift in your Will is a very personal decision and your loved ones should always come first. Once you have taken care of the special people in your life, please consider including a gift to the Canberra Hospital Foundation in your Will.
It is important for everyone to have a valid Will. As part of your estate planning, you may consider recognising the impact a charity has had – perhaps work that has directly influenced you or a cause you believe in and see as vital for future generations. It is a good idea to talk with your family about your Will and gift, or you may prefer to leave a written statement with your will explaining your reasons for giving to charity.
On behalf of everyone whose lives have been touched by Canberra Health Services and the work of the Canberra Hospital Foundation, a heartfelt thank you for considering a gift in your Will to the Canberra Hospital Foundation.
For further information or a caring and confidential discussion, please call Hilde Schneider, Director Individual Giving, on (02) 5124 8261 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Leaving a Gift in Your Will
Ready To Leave A Gift in Your Will?
Please find below the essential information that your solicitor will need:
Ways to Give
There are a variety of ways to include a gift in your Will to the Canberra Hospital Foundation. The main types of gifts to charities in Wills are:
Residuary gift: A percentage share of your estate once all other legacies and expenses have been deducted. This type of gift keeps pace with inflation.
Pecuniary gift: A fixed sum of money. This type of gift does not keep pace with inflation unless you review your Will regularly or your Will links the gift with inflation.
Specific items: A gift of specific items such as furniture, artwork, jewelry, etc.
Property: A gift of real estate
Stocks & shares: A percentage of stocks and shares in your portfolio.
Superannuation and/or Life Insurance policies: Nominate the Canberra Hospital Foundation as a beneficiary.
Suggested Will Wording
Thank you for considering leaving a gift in your Will to the Canberra Hospital Foundation.
Please feel free to download the suggested wording to take to your solicitor to ensure your wishes are fulfilled.