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. 


Options to consider in your Will

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. 

How to make a bequest to the Great Barrier Reef Foundation in your will

Your will is an important legal document. To ensure your intentions are clear and legally binding we recommend you seek qualified legal advice.  A qualified legal advisor will be able to provide you with advice appropriate for your wishes and to correctly word your gift.  One example of wording for the inclusion of a gift to the Great Barrier Reef Foundation follows:

“I hereby give, devise and bequeath to the Great Barrier Reef Foundation (ACN 090 616 443) of Level 13, 300 Ann Street, Brisbane, QLD Australia 4000; (Postal address: GPO Box 1362, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 4001) 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.” 

Can we help?

If you have any questions at all please contact Natalie from our Philanthropy Team on +61 7 3252 7555 or email giving@barrierreef.org