GirlsmilingLeaving a Legacy of Hope

After first ensuring that your family's needs are met, you may consider leaving a gift in your Will for the work of Symbiosis. Giving a bequest in your Will is a wonderful opportunity to leave a legacy of your life through the improvement and empowerment of the lives of others. Bequests left to Symbiosis allow the organisation to plan for the future and make important strategic investments in our work. We know that each bequest represents the heart of someone who cared enough during their lifetime to continue to minister beyond it.

There are three types of gifts (with suggested wording in itallics) when leaving a tax exempt Bequest in your Will towards the work of Symbiosis.

An Unrestricted Gift to Symbiosis International is the most favorable form of bequest as it allows us to use your donation in the areas of most need.

I give to Symbiosis International, 53 Prospect Road, Gaythorne, Queensland, 4051 the sum of $................ (or property or securities, describe) to be used in such manner as its Board determines. I declare that the receipt of the Treasurer or other proper officer for the time being of the said company shall be sufficient discharge to my Executor for the said bequest.

A Designated Gift is when you specify how you would like Symbiosis International to use your contribution. We will make every effort to respect your wishes, however in the event that its original purpose becomes inappropriate as situations change over the years, a provision in your Will permitting Symbiosis International to redirect the funds is most useful.

I give to Symbiosis International, 53 Prospect Road, Gaythorne, Queensland, 4051 the sum of $................ (or property or securities, describe) for the specific purpose of…………………………..(describe where you want the gift to be used) but if such purpose cannot in the opinion of the Board of the company be achieved, then to be used in such manner as its Board determines I declare that the receipt of the Treasurer or other proper officer for the time being of the said company shall be sufficient discharge to my Executor for the said bequest.

A Residuary Gift provides for Symbiosis International to receive whatever is left of your estate after specific bequests have been fulfilled.

I give to Symbiosis International, 53 Prospect Road, Gaythorne, Queensland, 4051 all the residual and remainder of my estate (after payment of funeral and testamentary expenses and any duties payable on the estate before the residue is determined) to be used in such manner as its Board determines I declare that the receipt of the Treasurer or other proper officer for the time being of the said company shall be sufficient discharge to my Executor for the said bequest.

Symbiosis International is a tax exempt organization under Subdivision 50-B of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997. Should it be required, Symbiosis International has a Deductible Gift Recipient fund.

If you have included Symbiosis in your Will, please let us know so we can thank you personally.

For more information on leaving a bequest to Symbiosis, please call our Brisbane office on (07) 3355 5985 or download a copy of the above information for your solicitor here.

Note: This website does not offer legal advice and we encourage you to contact a solicitor for personal advice when putting together your will.