Make sure your impact lasts many lifetimes
By leaving a gift to the Baird Institute in your will, you will be leaving a long-lasting contribution to more families than you can possibly know.
In Australia, more than 45,000 people die of cardiovascular disease each year – that is 1 every 12 minutes and, unfortunately, heart research costs millions of dollars.
In Australia – diseases of the heart, lungs and blood vessels kill more people than any other disease.
These diseases can affect people of any age at any time – even babies and young children.
Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of deaths worldwide.
Our research is “applied research” – research geared to solving problems; where theory is applied to practice.
Some of our research attempts to understand why certain heart conditions develop, such as aortic aneurysms, so that we can predict and prevent them as well as attempting to avoid the passage of the condition to the next generation.
You can be a part of this solution.
Please contact The Baird Institute for a confidential discussion.
Our Promise to You
- The Baird Institute will at all times be open and accountable with our funds
- We will get the most out of every cent donated, for the greatest possible good
- We will honour any specific requests you have as to how your bequest is used
- We will publicly acknowledge your gift, or respect your privacy, in accordance with your will
- We will continue to keep you and those nominated by you, up to date with the latest developments in our research.
The Importance of a Will
A Will is a legal document that allows you to choose who receives your belongings and assets after your death. Everyone should have a Will as it ensures your loved ones and the causes you believe in are provided for. Without a Will, your estate is governed by State Law which determines how your assets are distributed. These rules do not take into account your individual circumstances or what you may have wanted. Not having a Will can cause a great deal of worry and expense for your family after you are gone.
Types of Gifts
You can leave a gift in your Will in a variety of ways. Discuss the below options with your family and your solicitor to see what works best for you.
- Residual Gift: With this type of bequest, The Baird Institute receives the balance of the estate after those specifically named in the Will have been provided for.
- Percentage Gift: This can be any percentage of your total estate up to 100%.
- Pecuniary Gift: This is a gift of a specific sum of money
- Specific Gift: An asset such as real estate, shares, artworks or other forms of investments.
How to Leave a Gift in Your Will
A gift can be included when you first make your Will or can be added to your existing Will as a codicil (short legal amendment). If you do not have a Will, contact a solicitor about drawing one up. A solicitor will ensure all requirements are fulfilled in order for your Will to be valid. If you do already have a Will, a codicil can be a cost-effective way to include a gift in your Will to The Baird Institute. Contact your solicitor about including a codicil in your Will.
Suggested wording for your Will:
“I give to The Baird Institute, a company limited by guarantee, of PO Box M85, Missenden Rd, Camperdown, NSW 2050, Australia, ABN: 38 096 746 806 …………………………………………. (for example: a percentage of your estate, or a specific sum or piece of property, or my whole estate, or the residue of my estate), free from all duties, to be used for the general purposes of The Baird Institute. I declare that a receipt from the Director, or other authorised person of The Baird Institute Ltd, to my executor shall be a complete and sufficient discharge for the payment of such benefit.”
The e-brochure below outlines the work of The Baird Institute, and the process for remembering us in your will: