It is important for everyone to have a valid will. As part of your estate planning you may consider recognising the impact a charity has had – perhaps work that has directly influenced you or a cause you believe in and see as vital for future generations. It is a good idea to talk with your family about your will and gift, or you may prefer to leave a written statement with your will explaining your reasons for giving to charity.
Here are some options for leaving a gift in your will: Residue of your estate (what remains after specific gifts have been made); percentage of your estate; a specific sum; or a specific asset. Below is an example of wording that can be discussed with your solicitor, added to a new will or if you have an existing will, can be added by a codicil:
“I give to the Charlie Teo Foundation [the residue of my estate; X% of my estate; the sum of $X; my (specify items of property)], free of all duties and taxes and the receipt of the secretary or other authorised officer will be a sufficient discharge for my executor(s).”
You may also need further details of the Charlie Teo Foundation as follows:
Registered Office: Level 1, 605 Botany Rd Rosebery NSW 2018 ABN: 57 622 041 061 Charlie Teo Foundation is a registered charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) and is endorsed by the Australian Tax Office as a Deductible Gift Recipient Item 1 (DGR1).
Fundraising is one of the most powerful and fun ways to get involved and engage your community to raise funds for the Charlie Teo Foundation. We have fundraisers happening all around Australia.
The key to successful fundraising is doing something fun that suits your audience. Organise your own individual or team fundraising event, collect donations as part of a special celebration or in memory of someone, or challenge yourself and ask your friends and family to sponsor you. We always welcome new ideas!There are some wonderful organised events like fun runs, marathons or swims. Have a look at our events page to find an event near you. Alternatively, you may wish to host your own fundraising event in which case please submit a Fundraising Application and ensure you have read our Fundraising Guidelines. For any support in organising your fundraiser, please Email Us.