Leaving a gift to the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in your Will and a legacy for future generations is a very personal and extraordinary decision to make. There are many reasons why people choose to leave a bequest  to UNSW for future generations. But no matter why a gift is given, each gift, whether large or small, makes a difference to students and researchers for many years to come. 

Your support could provide scholarships, research funding and improve educational facilities. Bequests to UNSW play a vital part in preparing future generations to take on the world and tackle some of society’s most complex challenges.

The following information will help guide you through your decision making process. For your convenience we have summarizedthe information into three sections.

1. General information

2. Information for your Legal Adviser

3. Frequently asked questions

Or if you would prefer a confidential conversation, please contact our Development Manager - Future Giving.

Janet Hall
UNSW Foundation
+61 02 9385 0532
j.e.hall[at]unsw.edu[dot]au

After you have provided for your family and friends, please consider a gift to UNSW in your Will.

Thank you we welcome your consideration and support.

Leaving a bequest to UNSW

In this video, UNSW Chancellor David Gonski speaks about his committment to leaving a bequest to UNSW.

It is important that the wording in a bequest clearly expresses your wishes. It is recommended that you consult your legal advisor in the preparation of your Will or amendment to your existing Will. A bequest can either be made for an unrestricted or a specific purpose.

Unrestricted Purpose
These are especially valuable to UNSW because they allow the University to fulfil its highest priorities at the time your bequest arrives.

‘I give to the University of New South Wales (57 195 873 179) the sum of $ or xx%, share, residue of my estate, which I direct to be paid free of all expenses and duties of whatever kind and I express the wish that

(a) such sum be used to support the University priorities and

(b) I express the wish that this be done in the name/memory of [insert your chosen name]
and I direct that the receipt from the University of New South Wales shall be sufficient discharge to my trustee.’

Restricted Purpose
Restricted gifts can support important University initiatives such as scholarships, research, libraries, student and research facilities, Chairs or Professorships.  You can direct your bequest to support any school or program that is a part of the University. 

‘I give to the University of New South Wales (57 195 873 179) the sum of $ or xx%, share, residue of my estate, which I direct to be paid free of all expenses and duties of whatever kind and I express the wish that

(a) such sum be used to support (eg scholarships, research, the library, etc) at the University of New South Wales* and

(b) I express the wish that this be done in the name/memory of [insert your chosen name]
and I direct that the receipt from the University of New South Wales shall be sufficient discharge to my trustee.’

“This bequest gives us the time and space to set up projects that will endure for years in the future,” says Caroline. “To receive any postdoctoral fellowship is a privilege, but to receive one as the result of a donation is a particular honour, and it brings with it a particular sense of responsibility.”

Dr Caroline Wake, School of the Arts and Media

Recipient of a bequest from the Estate of the late Antony Gilbert 

 

There are a number of descriptions used  when talking about the type of bequest you might consider leaving to the University. Following are some commonly understood definitions for the way you can structure a bequest:

Specific Bequest
A gift of assets such as a home, land, money, shares, art, or other item of value

Residual Bequest
The remainder of your estate after specific gifts have been disbursed

Percentage Bequest
The nominated gift is a percentage of the Estate

Pecuniary Bequest
Refers to leaving a gift of a specific dollar amount.

After you have provided for your family and friends, a gift in your Will is a way to leave a lasting legacy for future generations. For more information please download our bequest brochure.     

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If you have already made a decision download our bequest intention form and return it to UNSW Foundation, Reply Paid 61244, UNSW Sydney NSW 2052.