Leave a Bequest

Leaving a gift in your will can change the lives of so many.

When considering a gift in your will, it is natural for your family and friends to be your first thought. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t leave a gift to the causes you believe in.

How you can make a difference by leaving a gift in your will.

By leaving a bequest to the Anglican Board of Mission in your will, you will be able to make a difference to those that are less fortunate both now and well into the future.

Through the Anglican Board of Mission your bequest can continue over many years to assist with projects such as;

  • Saving the lives of children by providing funding for clean water and sanitation projects in many of our partner countries.
  • Providing simple agricultural solutions in the Philippines. This project improves farm and household incomes in four regions, benefitting more than 2,000 people.
  • Helping the Wontulp-Bi-Buya College in Australia bring faith and light to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander church and community leaders. The college offers theology and community development programs to those in need.
  • St Johns Seminary in Zambia, which provides a place where students are being trained to serve a fast-growing church in urban and rural areas.
  • Expenses such as maintenance costs, library books, an internet connection, and basic education.
  • Working to end gender-based violence and supporting women’s empowerment in many countries where ABM works.

Click here to read appreciations of former ABM missionaries and other articles by ABM’s Gifts in Wills Officer, the Rev’d Dr Ivan Head.

HOW DO I MAKE A BEQUEST TO ABM?

If you have already made a Will:

Updating your existing Will is quite simple and you may do this by using what is called a Codicil. A codicil is an instruction or amendment to your existing Will and must be signed and witnessed by two people, as it is a legal document.

To include ABM as an additional bequest to your current Will, it is advised that you speak with your solicitor, who will make sure that your Will is valid and that your intentions are clear and legally stated.

If you have not yet made a Will:

No matter how big or small your contribution, your gift will make a difference to the futures of our Partners. You may like to use the following suggestions as a guide.

  • Pecuniary tribute – you can choose to gift a specified amount.
    Choose to leave a share of your estate by specifying a percentage
    Residuary of your estate – you can choose to leave the remainder of your estate once you have provided for loved ones

Who should prepare your will?

It is advised to see a Solicitor when making a Will as it is a legal document. *Please refer to the ‘Wording for your Will’ at the bottom of this page for the correct wording.

If you would like to obtain a copy of the ABM bequest booklet or would like to discuss including the Anglican Board of Mission in your Will, please contact our Gifts in Wills Officer:

The Rev Dr Ivan Head
Phone: 02 8280 6821
Email: ivan.head@abmission.org.au
Postal: Locked Bag Q4005, Queen Victoria Building, NSW 1230

Forms of Gift

PREFERRED WORDING WHEN INCLUDING THE ANGLICAN BOARD OF MISSION PTY LTD

The following forms of wording are provided for the guidance of your professional legal advisor, who will adapt them for any specific requirements of your Will.

A residual bequest

I give to the Anglican Board of Mission – Australia the rest of my estate, and I direct that the receipt of the Treasurer thereof shall be a complete discharge to my Executors for the legacy, and that my Executors shall not be bound to see the application thereof.

A proportional bequest

I give to the Anglican Board of Mission – Australia an amount equal to ____ per centum of the total value of my estate, and I direct that the receipt of the Treasurer thereof shall be a complete discharge to my Executors for the legacy, and that my Executors shall not be bound to see the application thereof.

A gift of specific assets

I give to the Anglican Board of Mission – Australia _____ [description of real estate, securities, etc], and I direct that the receipt of the Treasurer thereof shall be a complete discharge to my Executors for the legacy, and that my Executors shall not be bound to see the application thereof. [And I direct that the said legacy shall be free of debts, funeral and testamentary expenses, duties and taxes which shall be paid out of the residue of my estate.]

A gift of cash

I give to the Anglican Board of Mission – Australia, the sum of $_____, and I direct that the receipt of the Treasurer thereof shall be a complete discharge to my Executors for the legacy, and that my Executors shall not be bound to see the application thereof. [And I direct that the said legacy shall be free of debts, funeral and testamentary expenses, duties and taxes which shall be paid out of the residue of my estate.]

DISCLAIMER: CONFIDENTIALITY
We will keep any information about your intentions confidential at all times.
The Anglican Board of Mission – Australia will not sell, lend, disclose or give your personal information to any external individuals or organisations unless:
a) You have consented to the disclosure;
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c) The disclosure is required by law.