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Bequests

Leave a Lasting Legacy

Leaving a bequest to YWCA Victoria will leave a lasting legacy of your generosity and commitment to improving the lives of women. It allows YWCA Victoria to continue our work to deliver exceptional services focused on creating opportunities for women facing disadvantage ad be a powerful voice for women’s equality.

Will Wording

If you would like to make a bequest to YWCA Victoria in your will, we can suggest the following wording.

For a Specific Bequest

“I give to the YWCA Victoria, (insert specific item to be given) or the sum of $ (insert amount to be given) for its general purposes. I declare that the receipt of the executive director or proper officer is a complete discharge of this bequest and my Trustee is not bound to see to the application of this bequest.”

For a General or Residuary Bequest

"I give to the YWCA Victoria the whole (or insert percentage) of my residuary estate for its general purposes. I declare that the receipt of the executive director or proper officer is a complete discharge of this bequest and my Trustee is not bound to see to the application of this bequest."

Important Note

Seeking the assistance of a solicitor, trustee company or the State Trustee will ensure your will and bequest is valid, accurate and clearly states your wishes. Using a solicitor will ensure that not only is your will legal and valid, but it will be structured to cover all sorts of eventualities such as changes in the status of your beneficiaries.

More Information

If you would like to discuss the possibility of leaving a bequest, or wish to notify YWCA Victoria that you have included our organisation our CEO would love to hear from you.

Jan Berriman, CEO, YWCA Victoria
03 8341 8700 | jan.berriman@ywca.net