A gift in your will
A gift of £2,500 in 1915 laid the foundations for the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research. Since then, the generosity of individuals who have made a gift (or bequest) in their will has helped us grow into the thriving medical research institute we are today.
A gift in your will is an important and special way of supporting our work to understand, prevent and treat diseases including cancer, type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, coeliac disease and malaria.
We are committed to seeing our discoveries translated into tangible benefits for patients.
Making or amending a will
A gift in your will to the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute helps us improve the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of some of the world's most devastating diseases. Cancer, malaria and HIV are just some of the diseases we are working to defeat.
A solicitor can prepare your will. When preparing your will details of your bequest should be made known in order to ensure your estate is properly distributed. If you have already made a will and wish to amend it to make a bequest to the institute, your solicitor can add a codicil, which is an instruction that becomes part of your will.
A gift in your will can take the form of:
- a percentage of your estate
- the residue of your estate
- a life insurance or superannuation policy
- a trust or named fund
- assets such as shares, property, artworks, jewellery etc
Suggested wording for a bequest
“I bequeath _________ (insert option 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5) to the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research to be applied for research purposes of the Institute (or as directed by the donor)”
“I bequeath _____ % of my residuary Estate to the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research to be used for medical research, for which the receipt of the Company Secretary or other authorised officer shall be sufficient discharge to my Executor for the bequest.”
Prescribed private funds
Please consider including the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research in your Model Deed when setting up your Prescribed Private Fund.
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