Supporting education and related programs for the empowerment
of children, youth and their communities in the Asia Pacific

Bequests


This week is Include a Charity Week, 7 - 14 September, and Australia is known to be one of the most generous nations on earth when it comes to charitable giving. 87% will support a charity in their lifetime from making a donation, taking up a challenge, holding or attending an event and volunteering our time. And when asked, 29% of people say they’d be willing to leave a gift in their will once family and friends had been provided for. The trouble is only 7.5% of Australians actually end up doing that.

Include a Charity is a campaign made up of over 100 of Australia’s favourite charities covering all different aspects of the communityt. The ultimate goal is to work together to encourage more people to leave a gift in their will so we can generate an additional $440 million for the charity sector by increasing the number of people who leave gifts in their wills to 15% by 2020.

HOW TO INCLUDE A GIFT IN YOUR WILL

Deciding how our wealth and possessions are to be distributed after we die is one of the most important decisions that we will make during our lifetimes.

It’s a common myth that you have to be wealthy to leave a gift in your will, but nothing could be further from the truth. After taking care of family and friends, you’ll be amazed at what one final gift, no matter how big or small, can do.

Whatever the amount, we’re extremely grateful for any gift that’s been included in a Will for the Lasallian Foundation, as it helps support disadvantaged children and their families who live in some of the poorest communities. 

long-term projects you can be a part of through your Will:

  • Clean water and sanitation for preschool students and teachers in Sri Lanka
  • Agricultural development programs in India to generate income and lead to self-sustainability
  • Literacy training for poor and disadvantaged children and youth in Pakistan
  • Construction of teacher housing in Papua New Guinea – essential for the employment of quality teachers


      

 


With the Lasallian Foundation what you give through your Will is used for real people on the ground in shockingly poor situations. You can make a huge change in their lifestyle and their future prospects.

Community by community, together we can lift these people out of the cycle of poverty and give each of them new opportunities, a new life.

You could make a difference and ensure that your last wishes are something to remember. Including a gift in your Will to the Lasallian Foundation is such an easy yet powerful thing to do. We recommend that you speak with your solicitor, legal advisor or trust company when you make or update your Will. You can explain your wishes about including a gift in your Will to them and they can make sure that your Will accurately reflects your wishes.

Asking your solicitor to include a few short words in your Will can make a world of difference to the lives of children and won't cost as much as you might think. You can find the wording that we suggest you use to include a gift in your Will below. Learn more about our Bequest program through our Bequest Brochure.

Please feel free to phone (03) 9508 2700 or email info@lasallianfoundation.org to ask us any questions or to talk about how to include a gift in your Will.

 

Please find below suggested wording for your solicitor to include the Lasallian Foundation through a bequest in your Will.

Sample wording 

(a) I give and bequeath to the Australian Lasallian (Asia/Pacific) Foundation Ltd (insert dollar amount, percentage of estate, or description of securities or property, etc) to be used for its general charitable purposes (or insert the name of a program), free of all duties and testamentary charges.

(b) Should the Lasallian Foundation determine that the purpose for which this bequest is made as specified in paragraph (a) cannot be given effect to in whole or in part, the Lasallian Foundation may apply so much of this bequest for its general charitable purposes which in its absolute discretion it considers best achieves the purposes contemplated by this bequest

Note: Clause (b) should only be inserted if a program is specified in paragraph (a).

(c) The receipt of the Treasurer, Secretary or other proper Officer for the time being of the Lasallian Foundation shall be an absolute discharge to my executor(s).


 

 

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