Making a bequest, or planned gift, through your will is a powerful way of creating an enduring legacy for future generations. It also enables you to make the kind of gift you may not be able to make in your lifetime.

Ways to give through your will or trust

There are a variety of ways to make a charitable donation through your will, including:

  • designating a specific amount
  • specifying a percentage of your estate
  • identifying a particular property, eg real estate, shares or other items of value
  • providing the remainder, or residue, of your estate after your family, friends and other loved ones have been taken care of
  • naming a charitable fund to receive a bequest in the event an heir is no longer able to.

Creating or amending your will

When considering a bequest, we advise you to discuss this with your family and seek independent legal advice.

We can help you identify the purpose for your bequest, and assist with the wording to ensure ACU Foundation is able to fulfil your wishes. Once you have decided on the type of bequest you would like to make, ask your solicitor, legal adviser, or trustee to draft the appropriate clause.

For more information, contact the ACU Advancement Office

Thanking you in your lifetime

Thank you for considering ACU in your will. Your commitment to ACU Foundation through a legacy gift is something we treat with the deepest respect and gratitude. Please do inform us, so that the University can show its appreciation during your lifetime.

To discuss bequest options, please contact your regional Donor Relationship Manager or the ACU Advancement Office.

Contact us to discuss a bequest


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