Leave a legacy to charity in your will

At Speech & Language Development Australia we believe when people have a voice their thoughts, feelings and aspirations are recognised by others. They possess the capacity to make an impact, both on their own personal situation, as well as the broader community, through their actions and words.

By leaving a legacy donation in your Will to Speech & Language Development Australia through a bequest, you make a powerful commitment that will change the future. You will better generations to come by helping children and young people with speech, language and related disorders find their voice.

How to leave a gift

Thank you for considering leaving a gift to SALDA in your Will. We would love to talk to you and discuss some of the options available.

We appreciate family and loved ones should always come first and believe that it is an important step to talk to family and loved ones about your Will. Communication will help to assist your final wishes are carried out. We are grateful when people decide to include a gift in their Will to Speech & Language Development Australia, as they are a vital source of income and we appreciate your support.

Leaving a gift is an important decision, but it doesn’t have to be complicated. We have information, support and advice available to make the process as easy as possible.

Here are the basics

Step 1: Make or update your Will

Your Will is an important document that must be properly prepared and executed. We recommend using a solicitor to make sure your Will is legal and valid.

If you are kind enough to be including a gift to Speech & Language Development Australia in your will, make sure you include the correct wording below.

To include Speech & Language Development Australia, you could include the following if you wish to donate a percentage of your estate:

I give to Speech & Language Development Australia (ABN 80 797 929 089), for its general purposes, free of all duties % of my residuary estate (e.g. 1, 2 or 5%) for which an authorised receipt from Speech & Language Development Australia will be a sufficient discharge for the executor or trustee.

Or

I give to Speech & Language Development Australia (ABN 80 797 929 089), for its general purposes, free of all duties the residue of my estate for which an authorised receipt from Speech & Language Development Australia will be a sufficient discharge for the executor or trustee.

If you Wish to donate a specific sum:

I give to Speech & Language Development Australia (ABN 80 797 929 089), for its general purposes, free of all duties the sum of $ for which an authorised receipt from Speech & Language Development Australia will be a sufficient discharge for the executor or trustee.

Step 2: Decide your gift

Leaving a gift in your Will is one of the most valuable and lasting ways you can support Speech & Language Development Australia. There are a number of different ways you can remember our work in your will, depending on your circumstances.

Share of your estate, also known as a residuary gift. The residue of your estate is what remains of the estate once all your loved ones and charges have been paid. A residuary gift could be a percentage or the whole of the residue of your estate. Just 1, 2, 5% or more of your estate can make a difference.

Fixed sum of money, also known as a pecuniary gift. This is when you leave an exact sum of money to us. It may be of interest to note that the value of this will decrease over time with inflation.

A specific gift. You may wish to leave us a particular item (known as a specific bequest), which can be sold to support our work. It could be property or an item of value such as real estate, art or a piece of jewellery.

Step 3: Notify loved ones and Speech & Language Development Australia

We believe it is an important step to talk to family and loved ones about your Will. Communication will ensure your final wishes are carried out. Let your family know that an enduring gift to Speech & Language Development Australia is important to you and advise any executors and guardians of your wishes.

We ask that you consider contacting us to let us know of your intended gift. Your notification helps us by:

  • Providing assurance of future investment into our key priority areas
  • Allows us to personalise all communication with you and focus on programs that interest you
  • Enables us to invite you to events for face-to-face updates on our programs

To notify us, please send us a message with the form below or call the fundraising team on 1300 881 763.

Contact us

If we can help you with bequests or leaving a legacy in your Will, how to write a Will or donating in memory, please send us a message or call 1300 881 763.

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