Thank you for considering a gift to Compassion in your Will (also known as a bequest). Including Compassion in your Will is a powerful gift with life-changing and eternal impacts. It will assist and empower children in desperate need, providing them with the spiritual, emotional, economic, social and physical support they need to be released from poverty.

Your gift, no matter how big or small, will be so much more than a financial donation; it will leave a legacy of kindness and generosity to echo across generations. It will be used with wisdom and integrity to transform lives and create new futures for children and their families currently living in poverty.

Thank you for considering a gift to Compassion in your Will (also known as a bequest). Including Compassion in your Will is a powerful gift with life-changing and eternal impacts. It will assist and empower children in desperate need, providing them with the spiritual, emotional, economic, social and physical support they need to be released from poverty.

Your gift, no matter how big or small, will be so much more than a financial donation; it will leave a legacy of kindness and generosity to echo across generations. It will be used with wisdom and integrity to transform lives and create new futures for children and their families currently living in poverty.

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Why leave a gift in your Will?

Many of our supporters want to empower children to be released from poverty and hope to leave an impact on future generations. Others want to ensure the children, students or initiatives they currently support are fully-funded until graduation or completion. Whatever your motivations, including Compassion in your Will is a gift that will transform the lives of children and their families and let your compassion live on.

Many of our supporters want to empower children to be released from poverty and hope to leave an impact on future generations. Others want to ensure the children, students or initiatives they currently support are fully-funded until graduation or completion. Whatever your motivations, including Compassion in your Will is a gift that will transform the lives of children and their families and let your compassion live on.

Tim Hanna

Tim Hanna - CEO, Compassion Australia

"Through careful thought and consideration now, your support of Compassion's child development programs can continue to make a difference for generations to come. Your legacy will be seen in the lives of the children as they grow and are released from the grip of poverty."


Suggested Wording for your Will.

We recommend that you seek legal advice when making preparations to include Compassion in your Will. Your solicitor will be able to ensure that any changes made to your Will are valid and effective. However, once you have sought legal advice, the process to include Compassion in your Will is simple. We have provided important information so you can make an informed decision about the type of bequest you would like to leave, along with the suggested wording. The most common type of bequest is a Residuary Bequest.

A Residuary Bequest is a gift of all or a percentage of what is left in your estate after specific gifts, taxes and debts have been fulfilled.

We recommend that you seek legal advice when making preparations to include Compassion in your Will. Your solicitor will be able to ensure that any changes made to your Will are valid and effective. However, once you have sought legal advice, the process to include Compassion in your Will is simple. We have provided important information so you can make an informed decision about the type of bequest you would like to leave, along with the suggested wording. The most common type of bequest is a Residuary Bequest.

A Residuary Bequest is a gift of all or a percentage of what is left in your estate after specific gifts, taxes and debts have been fulfilled.

Suggested wording for a Residuary Bequest:

"I give............. [insert per cent] per cent of my residuary estate [or the rest of my estate] free of all duties to Compassion Australia (ABN 67 001 692 566) for its general purposes* and direct that the receipt of the authorised officer of Compassion Australia will be a sufficient discharge to my trustees."

*To request that funds be directed to a specific program, replace the words 'general purposes' with the name of a specific Compassion program.

"I give............. [insert per cent] per cent of my residuary estate [or the rest of my estate] free of all duties to Compassion Australia (ABN 67 001 692 566) for its general purposes* and direct that the receipt of the authorised officer of Compassion Australia will be a sufficient discharge to my trustees."

*To request that funds be directed to a specific program, replace the words 'general purposes' with the name of a specific Compassion program.

Information on the other types of bequests, along with the suggested wording, is available in the FAQs below or by downloading the Bequest booklet.

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