How to leave a gift in your Will

Including a gift in your Will is easy

Whether you decide to leave an amount of money, a percentage of your estate, a particular asset or what is left over once you have looked after family and loved ones (the residual of your estate); it is easy to include a gift in your Will.

Simply ask your legal advisor to update your current Will and include the gift you’ve decided to bequest to The University in the new version.

If you would like your gift to go on in perpetuity through an endowment fund, or create a gift to memorialise a loved one, our bequest manager will work closely with you to ensure your wishes are carried out in the way you intend.

Sample Will wording for a gift to UQ
For a gift for the general purposes of the University:
“I give (my whole estate) or (specific percentage of my estate) or (specific assets) or (the residue of my estate) or (the sum of $______) to The University of Queensland ABN 63 942 912 684 for its general purposes. I declare that the receipt of The University of Queensland shall be sufficient discharge to my executor/trustees.”

For a gift for a specific purpose at the University:
“I give (my whole estate) or (specific percentage of my estate) or (specific assets) or (the residue of my estate) or (the sum of $______) to The University of Queensland ABN 63 942 912 684 for its general purposes. I express the wish but without creating any binding trust that if practicable this gift be applied towards (state purposes as widely as possible). I declare that the receipt of The University of Queensland shall be sufficient discharge to my executor/trustees.”

For a gift for directed purpose at the University:
“I give (my whole estate) or (specific percentage of my estate) or (specific assets) or (the residue of my estate) or (the sum of $______) to The University of Queensland ABN 63 942 912 684 for (state purposes as widely as possible). I declare that the receipt of The University of Queensland shall be sufficient discharge to my executor/trustees.”

For more information please complete a bequest intention form and contact the University’s Bequest Manager on +61 7 3346 3904 or email bequest@uq.edu.au


Disclaimer: This is not legal advice. We recommend you contact your legal and financial advisors.

The University of Queensland’s ABN: 63 942 912 684

Contact us

Nina Mullins
Deputy Director, Development, Planned Giving
+61 7 3346 3904
+61 4 2329 8781
nina.mullins@uq.edu.au

 

Andrew Pentland
Director, Campaign and Principal Gifts
+61 7 3346 3929




a.pentland@uq.edu.au

 

Margaret Hammer
Manager – Planned Giving
+61 7 3346 3454




m.hammer@uq.edu.au