Leave a Bequest

Your life is very much still for the living, but you may be starting to think about where you would like your estate to go when you are gone.

While the needs of your family should always come first, you can make a significant difference to the life of someone less fortunate just by leaving a donation to a not-for-profit organisation in your will. For many people, this may be the only time they are able to give a significant gift to an organisation that is close to their heart.

By leaving a gift to Able Australia in your will, you will be helping us provide some much needed programs, services and equipment for people with a disability and in community support programs.

You will help create a lasting legacy which will result in significant changes to people’s lives.

Gift in Will Types

All gifts to Able Australia are truly appreciated. There are various types of gifts that you may consider providing to Able Australia, including:

A residual gift:

This gift consists of a portion of your estate, or the remainder of your estate once your loved ones and expenses have been provided for.

A specific gift - money:

A gift in the form of a nominated dollar amount or specified percentage of your estate. 

A specific gift – item/s of value:

An item of value such as property, shares, art works or jewellery named in your will and given directly to Able Australia

Suggested Wording for a Gift to Able Australia 

It is vital that that your bequest intentions are worded correctly. This will give clear instructions to your Executors for your exact wishes to be carried out in a timely manner.

An example of wording for your consideration:

I bequeath the sum of $___________/or_________% of the residual of my estate to Able Australia Services for its general purposes, free of all taxes, duties, and testamentary expenses.

The above wording is offered purely as a guide.  We recommend that you seek professional legal advice to assist with this process.

Informing us of your decision

Once you have a left a gift in your will we would love to hear from you.  This will allow us to thank you for generosity.  We would also like to keep you updated on our activities and invite you to events where you can hear more about the work being carried out by Able Australia. 

Able Australia is endorsed by the Australian taxation Office as an income exempt charitable entity and a deductible gift recipient. All bequests remain strictly confidential unless express permission is given.

For a confidential discussion please contact Susan Learner National Fundraising Manager on (03) 9861 6248 or at susan.learner@ableaustralia.org.au.