Bequests

Make a Bequest

Once you have made provision for your family and those dear to you, please consider including in your will a gift to The Orangutan Project (TOP).

By making a bequest to TOP you will leave a legacy of loving care to orangutans by supporting rescue, rehabilitation and habitat protection projects. Such a gift is a lasting memorial of generosity and humanity that will advance the plight of orangutans for generations to come.

Because wills are technical documents it's best to seek legal assistance to ensure they are correctly worded. Suggested clauses to discuss with your estate planner are below.

For a General Bequest:

"(A) I give to The Orangutan Project (TOP), or any corporation to which TOP'S registration is voluntarily transferred under the Corporations Act 2001(Corporations Act), the sum of $........... [or………%] of my estate, free of State and Federal duties, for general use.

(B) If the gift in (A) cannot take effect completely or at all, to the extent that it cannot take effect, I give it to the charitable organisation or organisations in Australia which my executors consider most nearly fulfils or fulfil the objects I intend to benefit.

(C) The receipt of the treasurer, secretary or public officer for the time being of the beneficiary organisation is an absolute discharge to my executor(s)."

For a Bequest for a Specified Purpose:

"(A) I give to The Orangutan Project (TOP), or any corporation to which TOP's registration is voluntarily transferred under the Corporations Act 2001(Corporations Act), the sum of $..….…. [or ………%] of my estate, free of State and Federal duties, to be used for the purpose of …………….….. (name specific purpose either e.g. 'habitat protection', 'rescue and rehabilitation projects').

(B) If the gift in (A) cannot take effect completely or at all, to the extent that it cannot take effect, I give it to the charitable organisation or organisations in Australia which my executors consider most nearly fulfils or fulfil the objects I intend to benefit.

(C) The receipt of the treasurer, secretary or public officer for the time being of the beneficiary organisation is an absolute discharge to my executor(s)."

For a Residuary Bequest:

(A residuary estate is any portion of one's estate that is not specifically devised to someone in the will)

"(A) I give to The Orangutan Project (TOP), or any corporation to which TOP's registration is voluntarily transferred under the Corporations Act 2001(Corporations Act), the whole [or stated fraction] of the residue of my estate, free of State and Federal duties, for general use.

(B) If the gift in (A) cannot take effect completely or at all, to the extent that it cannot take effect, I give it to the charitable organisation or organisations in Australia which my executors consider most nearly fulfils or fulfil the objects I intend to benefit.

(C) The receipt of the treasurer, secretary or public officer for the time being of the beneficiary organisation is an absolute discharge to my executor(s)."

The Orangutan Project is a registered Australian Charity. ABN 92 607 879 345.

If you have a question about leaving a Bequest or you’d like to tell us about your intention please email: bequests@orangutan.org.au

We understand that leaving a Bequest is a personal decision and of course you don’t have to tell us, but if you do it will help us plan for orangutans well into the future, and we’ll be able to thank you personally!