Bequests are powerful ways to help charities that are important to you. In fact, a bequest can make a lasting change.

Remembering The Rev. Bill Crews Foundation in your will enables you to give the homeless and those in need a better future. Indeed, we will make use of your kind gift effectively, efficiently and put it to use to where it will do the most good.

We understand and respect that you need to provide for your family and friends first. We are incredibly grateful for any support that you are able to provide.

How to leave bequests

Including The Rev. Bill Crews Foundation in your will is easy. Simply decide on the type of bequest you want to give and then ask your solicitor to draw up the paperwork.

Suggested wording for bequests

“I give ____-percent of my estate / $____ (insert or delete as applicable) free of any duties, taxes, charges and testamentary expenses, to Bill Crews Pty Limited as Trustee for The Bill Crews Charitable Trust ABN 74 622 585 856.

It is to be used for the general purposes and activities of the Bill Crews Charitable Trust, provided that should that work or activity of the Bill Crews Charitable Trust have ceased prior to my death or thereafter cease, the said sum shall be used in such other manner for charitable purposes as Bill Crews Pty Limited as Trustee for the Bill Crews Charitable Trust determines.

I direct that the receipt of the Treasurer or other appropriate officer of such body shall be a sufficient discharge to my executor.”

Types of bequests

Most people choose one of two types of bequests. Pecuniary bequests – a specified dollar amount; or residual bequests – what’s left (or a percentage) of an estate after payment of other gifts, taxes and debts.

However, it is important that you consider your own family first, and it is preferable to discuss your intentions with them.

Still got questions?

We understand that deciding upon a bequest can raise questions: How much should I give? Will it make a difference? How will it be used? Can my family be taken care of first?

We’re happy to discuss any concerns and answer you questions. Please call us today on (02) 8752 4670, or email [email protected].