Wills and Bequests

Wills and Bequests

Leaving a gift in your Will

Planned giving (sometimes called a bequest) is a gift from an individual left in their Will. People often leave bequests to charitable organisations in the same way they make donations throughout their lifetime.

Perhaps mecwacare has enriched your life or touched the life of a relative or friend during their time of need? A planned gift to mecwacare in your Will is a lasting testimony to the care of others and your own concern for people in need.

Your support and mecwacare

Donations received through mecwacare’s planned giving program can help in a number of ways, such as:

  • Providing care, equipment and facilities to give people with dementia greater comfort, security and dignity.
  • Assisting people with a disability to learn independent living skills and socialisation.
  • Providing services to allow older people and people with a disability to remain in living independently in their own home.
  • Providing comfortable and independent housing for older financially and socially disadvantaged people.

Leaving money or assets to a charity or not-for-profit organisation, such as mecwacare, can make a positive impact on the lives of many people, both in the short term and into the future. When forming your bequest plans there are a number of methods to consider.

Once you have made provision for your family in your Will, you could consider leaving the remainder of your estate to mecwacare, or you may wish to make a memorial bequest to honour a loved one.

For people without beneficiaries or those wanting to achieve something very significant, you can donate your entire estate or a percentage of it as a gift.

Your donation will continue the legacy of our founders and support some of the most vulnerable people in our community well into the future.

If you would like more information about leaving a gift in your Will to mecwacare, please call the General Manager of Marketing, Communications and Fundraising on 03 8573 4868 or email fundraising@mecwacare.org.au.

We encourage you to seek professional legal, estate planning and financial advice when planning to alter your Will.