The Great Barrier Reef Foundation invites you to join us in having a lasting impact on the future of our children and grandchildren by remembering us in your estate plans with a charitable gift. In your Will, you have the power to ensure the world’s most important ecosystem, the Great Barrier Reef, is here for future generations. Preparing your Will is a time to consider making gifts that reflect your heart and mind. Leaving a gift to the Great Barrier Reef Foundation in your Will is a way you can make a meaningful contribution. 

It is a time to reach out to others by making an impact that protects our greatest national icon and inspires the next generation of leaders who share your commitment to the preservation and conservation of the Great Barrier Reef.  On behalf of future generations who have yet to discover the beauty of the world’s greatest treasure, home to over one million species, we thank you for your consideration.    

Common ways you can make a gift to the Great Barrier Reef Foundation in your Will

Please consult your legal advisor who will be able to provide more information. 

Percentage

You can make provision for a percentage of your entire estate, after all debts and expenses have been paid, to go to the Great Barrier Reef Foundation. 

Residuary bequest

After making other specific gifts, you can give part or the whole of the balance of your estate, after all debts and expenses have been paid, to the Great Barrier Reef Foundation. 

Set amount

You can nominate a specific amount of money (a pecuniary bequest). 

Specific items 

Your Will can specify items of value such as real estate, shares and life insurance funds to be bequeathed to the Great Barrier Reef Foundation. 

Whole estate

You can leave your entire estate to the Great Barrier Reef Foundation. 

Our recommendation is you first consult your professional advisors and seek independent and professional advice regarding the terms of your Will and your gift to the Great Barrier Reef Foundation. If you already have a Will, you may need to make a new one. Alternatively, you may be able to attach a codicil, which is an addition or supplement to your Will outlining your gift. A qualified legal advisor will be able to provide you with advice appropriate for your wishes and to correctly word your gift. Here is some suggested wording for the inclusion of a gift to the Great Barrier Reef Foundation.

“I hereby give, devise and bequeath to the Great Barrier Reef Foundation (ACN 090 616 443) of Unit 1, 9 Longland St, Newstead, QLD Australia 4006; (Postal address: PO Box 2725, Fortitude Valley BC, Queensland, Australia, 4006) for its general purposes, free from all taxes and duties, (here please specify your gift, e.g. the sum of $x). I direct that the receipt of the Secretary or other duly authorised officer shall be a sufficient discharge to my Executors and Trustees.” 


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