Guidance on bequests
Support future leaders, thinkers and changemakers through:
- a residual bequest (your estate after legacies and costs)
- a percentage of an estate
- a pecuniary bequest (a specific sum)
- assets such as real estate, shares and/or works of art.
No matter what form your bequest takes, we will ensure it's directed to the right area to achieve your intentions. If you are considering leaving a bequest to VU, we encourage you to contact the Advancement Office ([email protected]) so we can provide further guidance on the process.
The University recommends that you consult your legal adviser in preparing your bequest. However, here is some indicative wording as a guide:
General purpose wording: "I give Victoria University ABN 83 776 954 731 [insert details of gift] for the general purpose of the University."
Specific wording: "I give Victoria University ABN 83 776 954 731 [insert details of gift] for [program area i.e. scholarships, research] in the field of [insert general description of area of interest]"