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Leave a Gift in Your Will

Leaving a bequest will serve to honour your memory and be a legacy of lasting hope for future generations. A gift in your Will is a special way of contributing to the medical breakthroughs of tomorrow.

Contribute to crucial medical research

Bolster the longevity of the Garvan Institute

Leave a legacy of lasting hope for future generations


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.



“What could possibly be more important than supporting cutting-edge medical research which will benefit generations to come?”

Gabriel Farago was a young boy when he arrived in Australia from Eastern Europe, with all his belongings in a little brown suitcase. With new opportunities, hard work and good fortune, his belongings grew well beyond the suitcase over the years.

Gabriel and his wife Joan were looking for a way to give back to life what it had given them, and decided to leave a bequest in their Will. After looking into Garvan’s work, it was the obvious choice for the Faragos and they know their bequest will be put to good use.


Meet some of our other Partners for the Future >


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

For more information, please download our helpful bequest resources below:

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.