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A gift in your Will is a special way of contributing to the medical breakthroughs of tomorrow – breakthroughs that will change the future of generations.

Bequests, both large and small, play a vital role in funding research projects into a range of diseases.


Why leave a bequest to medical research at the Garvan Institute?

Many of us, or our friends or close relatives, will be affected by a disease Garvan researches. Whether it’s cancer, dementia, asthma or other immunological disorders, diabetes or osteoporosis, Garvan has a history of major discoveries that have impacted human health. By leaving a bequest to Garvan, you would be continuing the journey of medical discovery into the future. 


Become a Garvan Partner for the Future

Carol O'Carroll, Garvan's Bequest Manager, talks about how she left a gift to Garvan in her Will to become a Garvan Partner for the Future, and how you too could become a Partner for the Future.


Your bequest can help us fight disease

  • By remembering Garvan with a gift in your Will, you can leave an enduring gift that will continue to deepen our understanding of the disease process, bringing closer the prospect of finding new cures.
  • 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 employ two new Group Leaders in the Neuroscience area, focusing on Alzheimer's disease and pain management. Their work has led to important new discoveries that should have far reaching effects for future generations.


Types of  bequest

Bequests can be made in a variety of ways according to your personal situation and preferences.  You may choose to give:

  • residual gift which is a share or whole of your estate after providing for family and friends.
  • percentage of the overall value of your estate which allows for growth or depletion of the value of your estate.
  • A specified sum of cash.  However, this does not allow for changes of circumstance or inflation.
  • gift of real estate, stocks, bonds, shares, artwork, jewellery etc.

It's easy to include a bequest to Garvan, please see our How To Make A Bequest page for more information.


Contact our Bequest Officer

Contact Carol O’Carroll, Bequest Manager at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research for a confidential discussion about your bequest.

   (02) 9295 8117

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