Imagine a future of possibilities for people with disability.
We know how important this legacy is. The mark you leave on the world comes from how you live, your values and your impact on others’ lives.
Your will is your opportunity to do what is best for your loved ones beyond your own lifetime – providing for them as best you can. Over and above this provision, a gift to Endeavour Foundation in your will can allow you to support a cause close to your heart for generations to come.
When you leave a gift in your will to Endeavour Foundation, you become part of our Lasting Endeavour community - a community made up of everyday Australians from all walks of life who are passionate about supporting people with disability to live, learn, work, and flourish in a future they choose to build.
Leaving a gift in your will is easier than you might think, and you don’t need a large estate to leave a lasting legacy. Your gift can be a percentage or share of your estate (that is, the money, property, and other assets you own), a specific sum of money, property, shares, or even the whole of your estate. Whatever you choose to give, we are deeply grateful. You can rest assured knowing that we welcome the chance to realise your legacy in a way that exemplifies your generosity and your life’s work.
Why leave a gift in your will to Endeavour Foundation?
It makes a real difference
Your gift causes a powerful ripple effect that touches countless lives. It plays a key role in making sure we can provide the best support possible. From accessible housing to learning and employment opportunities, community building and innovative technologies, your generosity will make a lasting and positive change to the daily lives and larger dreams of the people we support.
Leaving a gift in your will might sound involved, and a little scary. The truth is, it’s easy to do. It is a simple but powerful act that leaves a lasting impact. You can call us, or get in touch with your solicitor, to find out more about how it works.
You can also write your will online for free. If you don’t have a complex estate and don’t need the assistance of a solicitor, an online will is a straightforward and easy way to set out your wishes in a legitimate, legal document that you can refer back to and update as often as you want and need.
It’s a gift for the future
Leaving a gift in your will is a meaningful way to pledge support for a cause you feel passionate about without feeling a financial impact in your lifetime. You have the flexibility to mould and shape your gift throughout the course of your life to reflect not only your values and but also any changes that may occur in your circumstances. You can live with purpose knowing your lasting endeavour will be building a better future for people with disability.
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It all starts with a conversation
Leaving a legacy that changes the lives of people with disability starts with a conversation. We encourage you to talk with your loved ones first and foremost to help them better understand your intentions - from there, amazing things can be achieved.
Once you've spoken with your loved ones, and when you have also notified your solicitor, it would be wonderful if you could let us know. We’d love to have the chance to thank you personally and talk to you about the different ways your legacy could be realised.
Connecting with us can also help us to map out a path for the initiatives that recognise your values and ideals for the future.
For more information or to have a confidential discussion, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1800 112 112.
Gift in Will FAQs
Here is a list of our frequently asked questions that people, like you, may have around leaving a gift in your will. If you would like to talk further about leaving a gift in your will to Endeavour Foundation, please contact us.
Should I tell my loved ones?
It is very important that you let your loved ones know about your plans to leave a gift in will and discuss with them why our work is important to you. We would also welcome their involvement so they can learn the impact of your planned gift.
Why should I leave a gift to Endeavour Foundation in my will?
First and foremost, your will ensures your loved ones are taken care of. Your decision to leave Endeavour Foundation a gift in will empowers people with disability. In short, it’s an opportunity to turn a life fulfilled into countless more lives well lived.
Should I let you know I've left Endeavour Foundation a gift in my will?
Should you wish to leave a gift in your will to Endeavour Foundation, we would love to be able to welcome you, and send you updates so you can see the impact of support just like yours. Please email the Philanthropy Manager and share your information in the strictest of confidence. This way you can also tell us personally how you wish your gift to be recognised.
How do I leave a gift in my will?
After taking care of your family and loved ones, you may be considering including a gift in your will to your chosen charitable organisation.
We suggest that you seek advice from a lawyer when drafting your will. The wording is very important, and your lawyer can advise you about the different types of gifts and what is best for your circumstances.
What details do I need to include a gift in my will?
To provide a gift to Endeavour Foundation in your will, you may need the following details:
- Legal Name: Endeavour Foundation
- Address: 22 Corporate Drive, Cannon Hill, QLD 4170
- ABN: 80 009 670 704
What words should I use to include a gift to Endeavour Foundation in my will?
We suggest that you seek advice from a lawyer when drafting your will. The following suggested clauses are for guidance only, are not legal advice, and may be changed to suit your individual needs.
- Residual Bequest
After making provision for your family and loved ones, you can choose to give all or a percentage of the balance of your estate to Endeavour Foundation.
I give all (or percentage) of the residue of my estate to Endeavour Foundation (ABN: 80 009 670 704) for its general purposes. I declare that the receipt of the treasurer or other proper officer of Endeavour Foundation shall be a sufficient discharge to my executors or trustees.
- Specific Bequest
You may wish to gift a specific sum of money, or an asset to Endeavour Foundation in your will.
I give (sum of $ / description of asset) to Endeavour Foundation (ABN: 38 926 034 500) for its general purposes. I declare that the receipt of the treasurer or other proper officer of Endeavour Foundation shall be a sufficient discharge to my executors or trustees.