Bequests & Gift in Will

Leave a bequest to make a difference to autistic children and their families

Bequests are gifts that are made as part of a will or trust.  There are a number of different ways in which you can leave a bequest, including:

  • A pecuniary bequest (e.g. a specified amount or designated item in your will such as a fixed sum of money or a fixed value or number of shares)
  • A gift of real estate (in the form of a nominated parcel of land and/or building)
  • A percentage bequest (i.e. a predetermined percentage of your total estate such as 10% or ¼ of your total wealth)
  • A residual bequest (e.g. the remaining value of your estate when all other predetermined allocations to family and friends have been made and your liabilities have been paid)
  • A reversionary bequest (whereby a surviving partner benefits from your estate during his or her lifetime and then for the balance of the estate to be paid to L4Life on their passing).

If you would like to make a bequest, it will need to be formally detailed in your Will. As a will is a binding document, we recommend that you seek professional legal advice in its preparation.

“Including a gift in one’s will is an opportunity for people to leave a life-changing legacy. In addition to volunteering or donating in one’s lifetime, it’s another way people can support the causes they are passionate about, and make an impact for years to come.”

Jakki Travers, Charity committee member, as quoted through Pro Bono Australia