Every person is different, and gifts can take many forms. They may be:
- the residue of the Estate
- a percentage of the Estate
- a specific amount of money
- a life insurance or superannuation policy
- assets such as shares, property, works of art or jewellery
- an investment in perpetuity.
If you are able to help the Down Syndrome Federation through a donation in your will, you may wish to consult your solicitor, trustee company or the Public Trustee regarding the wording.
Possible suggested wording is as follows:
For a set monetary gift
I give [your nominated Down syndrome association] the sum of $… for its general purposes, and the receipt of the Treasurer or current office of [your nominated Down syndrome association] will be sufficient discharge to my Executor/Trustee.
For a residuary bequest
I give [your nominated Down syndrome association] all (or stated fraction) the rest, residue and remainder of my estate, whether real or personal, for its general purposes. The receipts of the Treasurer or current office of [your nominated Down syndrome association] will be sufficient discharge to my Executor/Trustee.
Gifts in lieu – in memory
Family and friends can honour the life of a loved one by making a donation to one of the Down syndrome associations in their memory.
A donation in lieu of flowers at a funeral can be a very rewarding way to honour the memory of your family member. Contact your chosen Down syndrome association to make a donation. If you need more information or support to make arrangements for a donation please give us a ring on 1300 881 935.