A Lasting Gift

Make a commitment to a greater cause

By making a bequest to BISCRA, you have the opportunity to make a long-term commitment towards research that is aimed at providing a safe and effective medical treatment to improve the quality of not only your life but other lives as well.

There are several ways that you can leave a bequest

  • You can leave a share of your estate (residuary bequest)

After making provision for family and loved ones; after payment of any outstanding debts including funeral expenses; and after naming any specific gifts, you may choose to give a portion of or the balance of your Estate.  This type of gift is easy to add to an existing Will without interfering with any specific sums you have left to family or friends. It also has the advantage that it will not be eroded in value by inflation over the years. Even 1, 2, 5% or more of your estate can make a difference.

  • You can leave a fixed sum of money (pecuniary bequest)
  • You may wish to leave us a fixed sum of money. Please remember that this type of gift does not allow for changes in your circumstances or inflation.
  • You can leave a specific item of value (specific bequest)
  • You may wish to leave us a particular item, which can be sold to support our work. It could be a property or an item of value such as real estate, art or a piece of jewellery.

Example wording when leaving a gift in your will to BISCRA

The following are examples of specific wording recommended for leaving a gift in your Will to BISCRA. In all cases, the most important thing is having your own peace of mind.  This is why we encourage you to discuss your Will with your legal advisor first.  To include BISCRA in your Will, you could include the following:

To donate a percentage of your estate:

“I give to The Bright Institute for Stem Cell Research, Australia (ABN 168 720 492), for its general purposes, free of all duties ……..% of my residuary estate for which an authorised receipt from The Bright Institute for Stem Cell Research, Australia will be a sufficient discharge for the executor(s) or trustee.”

or

“I give to The Bright Institute for Stem Cell Research (Australia) (ABN 168 720 492), for its general purposes, free of all duties the whole of the residue of my estate for which an authorised receipt from The Bright Institute for Stem Cell Research (Australia)  will be a sufficient discharge for the executor(s) or trustee.”

To donate a specific sum:

“I give to The Bright Institute for Stem Cell Research (Australia)  (ABN 168 720 492), for its general purposes, free of all duties the sum of $…………………. for which an authorised receipt from The Bright Institute for Stem Cell Research (Australia) will be a sufficient discharge for the executor(s) or trustee.”

Important: When making or revising your Will we strongly recommend that you seek the advice of a solicitor who is qualified in preparing Wills. However, prior to doing so we would be willing to answer any questions you may have in respect to leaving a bequest to The Bright Institute for Stem Cell Research, (Australia) – BISCRA.

For a confidential discussion please contact us on 02 9824 3044 or by email [email protected]

If you are interested in finding out more about the Bright Institute for Stem Cell Research Australasia please do not hesitate to contact us.

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