Leaving a Legacy to The Australian Ballet School
Leaving a gift in your Will to The Australian Ballet School is one of the best ways to support what we do. We promise that we will maximise the impact of your legacy, we will look after your gift with sensitivity and care, we will remain transparent and accountable, and we will understand that your circumstances may change. We would love to hear if you have chosen to include us in your Will just to say thank you.
We understand your Will is a personal document and reflects how you want to look after your family and friends. Leaving a legacy to The Australian Ballet School is easy and is a great way to support tomorrow’s dancers Whatever the size, every legacy is important to us. You can either include The Australian Ballet School when you write you’re Will, or simply add us as a codicil to your existing Will. In either case, you should seek professional legal advice, to ensure your wishes are recorded in a legally binding way.
If you are intending to make a gift in your Will, we would like to know so we can say thank you, keep you well informed about our work and invite you to special events at The Australian Ballet School. If you prefer to remain anonymous, we will honour this also.
If you are interested in leaving a gift in your Will to the School, would like to have a confidential discussion, or would like to receive more information, please contact our Development Office.
Wording to use when making a bequest to The Australian Ballet School
The following wording is a guide for your legal adviser for leaving a gift in your Will to The Australian Ballet School:
“I give and bequeth (% of Estate, $ amount, or Gift free of all duties and taxes payable at my death) to The Australian Ballet School Limited (ABN 18 004 852 1080) (the School) of 2 Kavanagh Street, Southbank in the state of Victoria, to be used for its general purposes after the payment of all my just debts, funeral and testamentary expenses and all duties, taxes and charges payable on my Estate at my death. I direct that the receipt of the treasurer or other proper officer for the time being of the School shall be a good and sufficient discharge to my Trustees and my Trustees shall not be bound to see to the application of this legacy.”