Your support is essential to fulfilling Griffith’s mission to make a difference through our research and teaching activities.
A bequest or gift by will to Griffith University helps us make a greater contribution to the wider community. Your generosity benefits students, staff and researchers by providing enduring investments that can be applied to a range of projects:
· Student scholarships
· Innovative programs and research
· Existing or new buildings
· Resources and facilities
· Special projects
Bequests are intensely personal gifts, providing a legacy that lasts beyond a lifetime. A bequest can be an amount of money or specific property such as real estate, shares and other investments.
Some donors have specific interests that they want to support with their bequest while other donors provide their gift to be used at the University's discretion on high priority areas. The Development and Alumni office works with all prospective bequesters to help them direct their gift to their area of interest.
Making a bequest to Griffith is a straightforward process. You may sign a new will, amend your current one or add a codicil. To ensure that your exact intentions are honoured, it is important to discuss your wishes with your family before preparing estate planning documents with your lawyer.
A bequest takes one of two forms – an unrestricted or restricted gift.
· Unrestricted gifts allow the University to support a range of activities such as important research breakthroughs, student scholarship or facilities as they are needed.
· Restricted gifts are made with a particular aim or program in mind. Share with us what captures your imagination or is close to your heart.
If you choose to include Griffith University in your will, please use the following terms:
If leaving Griffith the residue of your estate:
“I give and bequeath to Griffith University the residue of my estate to be used for general purposes.”
“I give and bequeath to Griffith University the residue of my estate to be used for specific purposes in the following areas…”
If leaving Griffith a percentage of your estate or a specific amount:
“I give and bequeath to Griffith University the sum of $______ or ______ (desired percentage) of my estate to be used for general purposes.”
“I give and bequeath to Griffith University the sum of $______ or ______ (desired percentage) of my estate to be used for specific purposes in the following areas…”
Because the research and teaching priorities of the University may change over time, we ask that you include the following in your will:
“If at any time Griffith University determines that it is impossible or impracticable to carry out the stated purpose then Griffith University may apply the income of the bequest for such purpose or purposes as Griffith University determines most closely accords with the stated purpose.”
If you intend to leave a gift to Griffith University in your will please let us know so we can ensure your goals are achieved. Please contact us to arrange a visit to the University or an obligation-free and confidential discussion: telephone 07 5552 7218 or email email@example.com.