Establish Your Legacy Through Philanthropy
Leaving a philanthropic gift in your will, whether big or small, to a cause you are passionate about is a wonderful act of generosity. Thank you for considering ACON.
For over 35 years, ACON has been helping LGBTQ people and people living with HIV take control of their health. We offer a range of services including HIV prevention, HIV support, sexual health, mental health, alcohol and other drugs, safety and inclusion, domestic and family violence, disability and aging.
We’re here for our communities and with your philanthropic gift, you will be too. After you have provided for your loved ones, a bequest made to ACON will propel us further in our mission to improve the health and wellbeing of LGBTQ people and people living with HIV in NSW.
Through your will, you will establish a lasting legacy through the power of philanthropy and make a difference to lives of many.
Bequests play an important role in the impact and reach of ACON’s work. A bequest made to ACON will result in positive change. Your philanthropic gift will make a lasting difference to the health and wellbeing of our communities.
Here are some of the ways your gift can make an impact:
- Programs and services that seek to end HIV transmission for everyone in our communities
- Care and support services in LGBTQ mental health, domestic and family violence, disability and aging
- Health awareness campaigns that support the health and wellbeing of LGBTQ+ women
- Support and resources that improves trans and gender diverse health equity
- Vital access to information and services for LGBTQ people in regional NSW
Anyone can leave a gift in their will to ACON, and every cent will help us to deliver programs and services that improve the health and wellbeing of people in LGBTQ communities.
Your bequest can be a specific gift or amount, or a percentage or residuary of your estate (what’s left over after other gifts are taken out).
Your assets may include property, stocks, shares, vehicles, insurance policies, art or jewellery.
Your gift, whether big or small, will make an enduring impact to our work and to the lives of the people and communities we serve.
Leaving a gift in your will is a simple and easy process but we recommend you consult a solicitor who is experienced in wills and estates before drafting a will. Your will is an important document that must be properly prepared and executed. If you don’t have a solicitor, you may consider contacting the NSW Trustee & Guardian (formerly Public Trustee). Visit www.tag.nsw.gov.au for more information.
If you already have a will, all you need to do to leave a bequest to ACON is to add a codicil – a short legal amendment to your will. It’s important to check with your solicitor if a codicil is appropriate for the updates you wish to make.
Whether you are writing a new will or amending an existing will, it’s important that the wording is correct. We recommend you consult a solicitor to make sure you get it right.
If you have any questions regarding the correct wording for a will dependent on the type of gift you, or your client, would like to leave, please contact the ACON Bequest Team. We are here to help.
After your family, friends and other beneficiaries have been taken care of, you can leave a gift in your will for ACON. You may decide to bequeath a residuary gift, a percentage of your estate, the remainder of your estate or a fixed gift like cash or other property. It’s important that the wording is correct. Below is suggested wording for your will but we recommend you consult a solicitor to make sure you get it right.
“I give (free of any relevant duties):
[Choose and insert the appropriate statement from the list below]
- The whole of my estate
- __% of my estate
- The residue of my estate
- The sum of $___
to ACON Health Limited, 414 Elizabeth Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010 for its general purposes. The receipt of the treasurer, secretary or public officer for the time being of ACON Health Ltd is an absolute discharge to my Trustee or Executor.”
It is important that when making your Will you refer to us by our full legal name and address: ACON Health Limited, 414 Elizabeth Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010.
If you have any questions regarding the correct wording for a will dependent on the type of gift you, or your client, would like to leave, please contact the ACON Bequest Team.
Thank You For Considering ACON
We know that leaving a bequest is a carefully considered decision. If you are thinking of leaving a gift to ACON, get in touch with us. We would love to hear your story, find out why you’re considering ACON for your philanthropic bequest, and answer any questions you may have.
ACON Gift in Wills and Bequests
Phone: (02) 9206 2000
On behalf of everyone ACON supports today and for years to come, thank you for considering ACON for your will.
Together, we can improve the lives, health and wellbeing of LGBTQ people and their families.