Wills & Bequests
Make a legacy gift to The School of St Jude
Planning for the Future – Your Money, Your Way
It makes good sense and gives you peace of mind to plan now for your future giving.
Firstly, you can make sure that your loved ones are taken care of as you wish. Then, you can make plans to continue your commitment to the children at St Jude’s into the future.
By including The School of St Jude (Tanzania) in your Will you will be investing in a real future for the brightest children from ‘the poorest of the poor’ families in Tanzania.
Your bequest will help to build on the great work of Gemma Sisia and the team at the School and continue to ‘fight poverty through education’.
Funds will support the children who are already well on their way to a life changing quality education at St Jude’s – as well as those who are hopeful of an education at St Jude’s in the future.
The Importance of making your intentions clear in your Will
It is important that you make a Will – and that it reflects clearly how you would like your assets to be distributed after you die – this will assist your Executor and your family to carry out your intentions in good faith.
It is also important that your Will is regularly updated so that it reflects your current intentions for how you wish your assets to be distributed. Without a Will, the government will make decisions about your estate that may be very different from what you would wish.
Your solicitor is best placed to write or rewrite your Will. A properly written Will ensures your wishes can be carried out. Solicitors can also advise on any taxation or government related implications of certain gifts.
What Can Be Bequeathed?
Discussions regarding your bequest planning are important and personal. A bequest, as part of your Will, can be cash, a percentage or the residual of your Estate, jewellery, art works, shares, property or assurance policies.
To find out more, or to explore options available to you, the Chairman of the Australian-based East Africa Fund (for The School of St Judes, Tanzania) is available to discuss how you may prefer your gift to be used.
m: 0415 109 817
We recommend that where appropriate you discuss your wish to make a gift to The School of St Jude with your loved ones so that your intentions are clear for all concerned.
Wording your intention for a General Purposes Bequest
Including The School of St Jude, Tanzania in your Will is simple.
The following wording can be used by your solicitor to write a new Will or to add a codicil to your existing Will:
‘I bequeath to The School of St Jude, Tanzania through The East African Fund Limited (ABN 53 620 147 775) – (fill in amount of cash, percentage or residuary of estate, details of property or shares)…
My bequest is to be used for the general purposes of The School of St Jude www.schoolofstjude.co.tz through The East Africa Fund Limited (ABN 53 620 147 775) – and I declare that the receipt of the treasurer or other proper officer shall be a complete discharge of the same.’