Give a gift that grows
… by leaving a bequest to International Volunteers for Peace (IVP) in your Will.
A Will allows you to make appropriate provisions for your family and friends, and to extend your lifetime of support to organisations that share your vision and concerns for the world.
Your shared vision, commitment and financial support can help IVP continue our important work with developing communities and increase cross-cultural understanding in Australia. Your legacy will contribute to a more peaceful and just world.
Whatever the size of your bequest, it is a simple way to make a contribution that will keep on giving. People from all walks of life think about a way of ensuring their lifetime of achievements go towards something in which they believe.
By considering a philanthropic gift in your will you will join many other generous benefactors who have helped sustain Australia’s international volunteer program.
How do you include IVP in your Will?
IVP strongly recommends that you consult a solicitor, public trust organisation, or private trust company when making your Will. These legal advisers will be able to put your requests and wishes into the correct legal form and advise you on other legal formalities such as how your gift may affect tax liability or any other aspect of your affairs.
For your gift to International Volunteers for Peace we recommend the following wording for your legal adviser’s consideration:
“I give, free of all duties and taxes the whole of my estate, or ______% of my estate, or the residue of my estate (or _____% of the residue of my estate), or the sum of $ _______, or my units/shares in ___________________ Trust/Ltd, or my real property situated at [insert street address] having the title reference _________________, to International Volunteers for Peace Inc. ABN 26 495 745 149 at 499, Elizabeth Street, NSW 2010.
The receipt of the treasurer, secretary or public officer for the time being of International Volunteers for Peace is an absolute discharge to my executor.”
NB: The above wording will see your gift used where it is needed most at the time it is received however you may have a specific issue that you want your gift to support. Please contact us to discuss these options.
We’d love to know if you have written IVP into your will so we can keep you informed of our activities and in particular, the activities where we believe your gift will make a difference. This way you have the option of following our work and knowing what your legacy will be supporting.
Note: Nothing on these pages should be regarded as giving legal advice or as an alternative to seeking professional advice. If you are in any doubt please make sure that you consult a solicitor or other professional advisers.