Leave a Legacy
Leaving a bequest in your will can make a real difference for the future of so many.
Parents and carers devote their lives to looking after autistic children. Leaving a gift in your Will provides vital funding that enables Autism Queensland to deliver desperately needed therapy, education and other services for autistic children and adults, as well as their families, carers and others who work or support them.
Your bequest to Autism Queensland is an easy way for you to contribute to our organisation in a lasting way.
You can decide on the amount you wish to give and determine how we put your gift to use.
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Wording your bequest
We have provided some recommended wording should you leave a bequest to Autism Queensland, either for general or specific purposes, as follows:
Bequests for general purposes
“I give (free of all duties and charges) to Autism Queensland (or any entity succeeding to the function and powers of Autism Queensland) to be applied for the general purposes of Autism Queensland and I declare that:
a) My trustee(s) may pay/transfer the gift to any entity nominated by Autism Queensland which is conducted for the benefit of Autism Queensland; and
b) The receipt of any officer nominated by Autism Queensland for that purpose is full and sufficient discharge to my trustee(s) for payment of my gift.”
Bequests for specific purposes
“I give (free of all duties and charges) to Autism Queensland (or any entity succeeding to the function and powers of Autism Queensland), and
a) I direct my gift be applied for
b) I declare that:
- i) my trustee(s) may pay/transfer the gift to any entity nominated by Autism Queensland which is conducted for the benefit of Autism Queensland
- ii) the receipt of any officer nominated by Autism Queensland for that purpose is full and sufficient discharge to my trustee(s) for payment of my gift and my trustee(s) is/are not bound to see the application of my gift.”
Autism Queensland recommends you consult your legal or other professional counsel when preparing your Will. Their advice should be sought about the provision you make within your Will for bequest to Autism Queensland and any tax implications for your Estate arising from the form of your gift (cash or assets). We also recommend you discuss with family members and others affected by your bequest the reason for your decision to make a bequest to our organisation.
“I can’t imagine life without Autism Queensland – I can’t imagine not having access to the services, where Clay would be, where our family would be, if we would even be an intact family unit.”
– Laura Lewis, mother of Clay.