Leave a gift in your Will

A gift in your Will is a gift for generations to come.

A bequest to Garvan is a meaningful way to make a lasting impact on the health and lives of future generations. By supporting Garvan you will be helping your own, and everyone’s family and friends. Now and in the future. By including a gift in your Will to Garvan you are joining a family of honoured supporters that we call ‘Partners for the Future’.

Free bequest booklet
Find out more about leaving a bequest to Garvan in our free booklet
Garvan’s Confidential Bequest Enquiry Form
Leaving a bequest will serve to honour your memory and be a legacy of lasting hope for future generations.
Are you a Solicitor or Executor?
More information for solicitors and executors, including the correct wording for your Will.
Garvan Bequest Charter
The Bequest Charter is our promise to you when you decide to leave a gift to us in your Will.

Becoming a Partner for the Future

It's easy to make a bequest to the Garvan Institute and become a Partner for the Future. You can either include the bequest when you write your Will or simply add one as a codicil to your existing Will.

It's also important to talk to your loved ones about your intentions and let them know that leaving a gift to medical research is important to you. This can help to ensure that your final wishes are carried out. You should seek professional advice from a legal adviser to ensure your wishes are recorded in a legally binding way.  Download the brochure for more information.

There are a number of ways you can make a bequest to Garvan:

  • A residual gift which is a share or whole of your estate after providing for family and friends.

  • A percentage of the overall value of your estate which allows for growth or depreciation in the value of your estate. 

  • A specified sum of cash. However, this does not allow for changes of circumstance or inflation.

  • A gift of real estate, stocks, bonds, shares, artwork, jewellery etc.

For solicitors and executors 

Happy 104th Birthday Bill Walker!

Bill Walker is a passionate Garvan Partner for the Future and he appreciates that people are living longer thanks to medical research.

In fact, he is living proof — having just turned 104 years old!

Born in 1916, at 2 weeks old Bill had acute gastritis and wasn’t expected to live. With care from a doctor and his mother, he tells this story today with a chuckle, saying “Well anyway, here I am today, 104 years later”.

It was later found that Bill was also born with a congenital heart condition. He adds: “It is because of medical research that I am still here today. I've had a pacemaker for many years and just recently had it replaced; and I'm very grateful for the science and research that has gone to make it happen”.

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Contact Donna Mason, Bequest Manager at Garvan if you would like information about leaving a gift in your Will to Garvan and becoming a Partner for the Future. Your enquiry and details will be treated in the strictest confidence and without any obligation.

Phone: (02) 9295 8559