Leaving a gift in your Will is the ultimate way to care for your family and loved ones. For many people, leaving a Gift in their Will is an opportunity to give a gift to an organisation they have been committed to throughout their life. It can also be transformative for those served by organisations like Baptist Care SA. In making these gifts, you are expressing enduring care and commitment. Every week, hundreds of children, families and individuals reach out to us for support. Every gift to Baptist Care SA – no matter how large or small – assists us to respond to their needs.
Your gift will help provide:
If you are considering including a gift in your Will, you can arrange for a confidential discussion with Hugh Ballantyne by phoning 8273 7100 or sending an email.
Please let us know if you have already made provisions in your Will for the work and ministry of Baptist Care SA as we would love to express our appreciation.
Making a valid will is the only way you can be sure your property is distributed according to your wishes after your death. There is no legal requirement that a Legal Professional must prepare a will, but using a Legal Professional will make sure your will is legal and your wishes are properly recorded and carried out.
If you die without making a Will your estate is said to be intestate. As there is no formal record of your wishes your assets will be distributed according to a pre-determined legal formula.
Your legal professional can provide you with an estimate of costs. If you do not have a legal professional, the Law Society of SA will be able to assist you to locate a suitable Wills and Estates accredited specialist. A gift in your Will to Baptist Care SA can be included at no extra cost whenever you make, revise or update your Will. You can also add a bequest gift to your existing Will in the form of a codicil (a legal amendment) at any time.
Yes. After you have made adequate provision for your family and friends, we ask that you consider a gift to Baptist Care SA.
No. Many thousands of Australians, from all walks of life, leave gifts in their Wills to their favourite causes. Every gift counts and even a small percentage of your estate can help us transform lives.
Baptist Care SA will act in a professional manner and always respect your privacy. We will never pass on any details of your Will or confidential information. However, we would love to hear from you if you would like to share your reasons for supporting our work.
You can choose how your gift will be directed:
Yes, you are free to change your mind at any time. Your legal professional can assist you.
In general, there are three major types of gifts:
For many people, leaving a gift in their Will is often the only opportunity they have to give a significant donation to an organisation they have supported for many years. A gift in your Will to Baptist Care SA enables our dedicated staff and volunteers to continue the ministry of working with the most disadvantaged and transforming lives across South Australia.
It’s something you can do at the same time as you are writing, amending or updating your Will.
It is simple – just ask your Legal Professional to include the type of gift of your choosing. Just make sure that they include our correct legal name and Australian Business Number (Baptist Care SA ABN: 81 257 754 846).
We’ve put together some information to help make it easier for you:
You can view our Suggested Wording for your Will.
If you have already included a gift in your Will, please accept our heartfelt thanks for your thoughtfulness, foresight and generosity. Please let us know as we would like to express our appreciation.
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For more information about how to include a gift in your Will or to be sent a booklet with more details about the difference your gift can make, please call Hugh Ballantyne, our Fundraising Manager on 8273 7100 or email [email protected]
When advising your client, please ask how their gift should be directed:
All gifts are diligently managed and will make a genuine and transformational difference.
Suggested wording for leaving a gift in your will.
If you are helping someone include a gift to Baptist Care SA in their will, the following are suggested clauses you may use:
“I give free of all duties or taxes … (please insert here the appropriate statement from the options below)
…to Baptist Care SA (ABN 81 257 754 846) for its general purposes and I declare that a receipt issued on the authority of Baptist Care SA shall be sufficient discharge to my Executor in respect of this gift.”
NB if the gift is to be directed to the Baptist Care SA Foundation, the ABN is 39 693 317 891
ABN: 81 257 754 846
ABN: 39 693 317 891
130 Rose Terrace, Wayville SA 5034