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.

Bequests, both large and small, play a vital role in funding research projects into a range of diseases. Many of our friends, relatives or even us will be affected by a disease Garvan researches. Whether it’s cancer, dementia, asthma or other immune disorders, diabetes or osteoporosis, Garvan has a history of major discoveries that have impacted human health. By leaving a bequest to Garvan, you’ll become a Partner for the Future, helping us to continue the journey of medical discovery.

Your gift will serve to honour your memory, carry on the values you hold so precious and give lasting hope for future generations.

“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.

How bequests have helped us fight disease

  • In 1998, a major bequest enabled Garvan to set up the arthritis and immunology research program. The team there have made many exciting breakthroughs into autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, type 1 diabetes and asthma, bringing enormous hope to sufferers.
  • A bequest does not have to be large to have a big impact.  The combination of smaller bequests in our endowment fund recently allowed us to underwrite the salaries of many of our most gifted early to mid-career scientists. This work is leading to important new discoveries that should have far-reaching effects for future generations.

Contact Donna Mason, Bequest Officer at Garvan using the form below to answer any questions or let us know if you have made this very special gift:


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Free Bequest booklet

Find out more about leaving a bequest to Garvan in our free booklet

Garvan Bequest Charter

The Bequest Charter is our promise to you when you decide to leave a gift to us in your Will.

Contact our Bequest Officer

Contact Donna Mason, Bequest Officer at Garvan to answer any questions or let us if you have made this very special gift.