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Austin Health touches the lives of so many people in Victoria, and across Australia.
Many of our supporters have experienced first-hand the wonderful work of our committed and compassionate staff, which leads them to think about ways in which they may be able to give back. Others are passionate about shaping the future of healthcare – no matter your reasons, we thank you.
Creating a Will is a very personal matter and one that requires careful thought. In your Will, once you have cared for your family and loved ones, you may like to consider a gift to Austin Health to make a difference to the community you care about.
Enjoy reading what has inspired some of our Elizabeth Austin Circle ambassadors to remember Austin Health in their Will.
Through a gift in your Will, you have the opportunity to be a part of Austin Health’s lifesaving work.
A gift in Will can support the following areas:
Equipment: Support the purchase of the most advanced technology and equipment that will aid in diagnosing and treating our patients.
Research: Support new discoveries leading to the improved diagnosis, treatment and cure of disease.
Area of greatest need: With time comes change, if you wish to support the growth of Austin Health, our leadership team can respectfully allocate your gift to an area of greatest need.
Fixed percentage: A fixed percentage of your estate allows you to nominate a specific percentage of your estate to Austin Health. A gift of this kind does not depend on your estate being of any set value or size and it is flexible enough to allow for changes in the composition of your assets or financial situation. No matter how your estate changes, whether it grows or decreases in value, your decisions as to the proportions will always remain the same.
Residual bequests: A residual bequest is a gift which is provided after the remainder of your estate has been distributed and your loved ones, taxes and expenses have been taken care of – it may be the remaining amount after your estate has been distributed or it may be a percentage remaining. As a residual bequest is not a fixed financial sum, it automatically adjusts as the value of your estate changes.
Specific sum: You may like nominate an exact dollar amount to gift to Austin Health, detailing the department or area in which you wish to support.
Your solicitor will help you to word your bequest in a way that ensures that your Executors are able to effectively carry out your wishes.
To assist you and your solicitor, we have provided and example of appropriate wording, including the correct legal name should you wish to leave a gift in your Will to Austin Health.
When an appeal was made to build a hospital that would address the desperate plight of those suffering from incurable diseases, Elizabeth Austin responded with a gift of £6,000.
Elizabeth’s extraordinary act of philanthropy inspired others in the community to donate, and in August 1882 the Austin Hospital opened its doors.
Our proud history of delivery the highest quality care and improving the lives of our patients and their families is made possible because of the generosity of Elizabeth Austin.
Recognised as a prominent philanthropist of her generation, Elizabeth’s legacy continues to live on at Austin Health.
Elizabeth Austin’s Circle – in honour of Elizabeth Austin - is a community of committed ambassadors who are passionate about shaping the future of healthcare. Each individual has pledged a gift in their Will today, to help shape the future.
We welcome you to join Elizabeth Austin’s Circle where we have a number of special recognition opportunities, acknowledging your commitment and connecting you with like-minded individuals who are passionate about transforming the lives of patients here at Austin Health.
*We understand some people may wish to remain anonymous, we respect that decision and our commitment to you is to honour your wishes.
For information on how you can leave a gift in Will to the Olivia Newtown-John Cancer & Wellness Research Centre, please click on the link below:
A gift, no matter the size, will help Austin Health transform healthcare for generations of Australians to come.
If you have any questions, or would like to discuss leaving a gift in your Will to Austin Health please contact:
Head of Philanthropy
P| 9496 5753
ABN: 96 237 388 063
Austin Health follows the National Privacy Principles. Be assured your details will remain confidential and we do not supply our donor details to any other organisations.
This information and the attached wording are provided as a general guide only. It is not provided as legal advice. You are advised to obtain your own legal advice prior to making a Will to ensure that your specific circumstances are taken into account. Austin Health shall not be responsible for any loss or damage suffered by any person arising from reliance upon the information provided in this document.