Gifts in wills are a unique opportunity to do more for melanoma research and future generations than you ever imagined possible.
Melanoma Institute Australia’s mission is to prevent, treat and cure melanoma. If you share this vision, then please consider leaving a gift to Melanoma Institute Australia in your will so that together we can create a future without melanoma.
Find out more, download the Use Your Will to Help Us Beat Melanoma brochure.
“Leaving a bequest to MIA is my contribution to helping future generations survive,” – Rodney Thornberry
How to leave a gift in your will
It is important for everyone to have a valid will. First provide for your loved ones, and then consider whether you can also include a gift to Melanoma Institute Australia. This can be in the form of:
- Residue or part of the residue of your estate (what remains after specific gifts have been made)
- Percentage of the residue or the estate
- A specific lump sum
- A specific asset such as property, shares, bonds
The first two options are the most significant as they hold their value over time.
It’s a simple matter to give the below wording to your solicitor to include in your will. If you have an existing will, this can be added as a codicil (addition):
“I give and bequeath to Melanoma Institute Australia ABN 35 123 32 1148 [the residue / a percentage / a specific sum / a piece of property / an item] of my estate to support melanoma research, free of all duties and taxes including, if any CGT, and the receipt of the Chief Executive Officer, Secretary or other authorised officer will be a complete and sufficient discharge for the executors.”
Would you like to have a confidential chat about it?
Please contact our Major Gifts Specialist, Gabriella Lang, on (02) 9911 7239 or send Gabriella an email.