How to make a bequest

A bequest which refers to the Dermatology Research Foundation is a contribution to the health of future generations.

In making your Will it is recommended that you seek the advice of your solicitor and financial advisors. If you wish to include an additional beneficiary in your current Will, an amendment or additional clause (a codicil) can simply be added to it.

When considering your gift please note that the correct legal name for the Foundation is: The University of Sydney with specific reference to the Dermatology Research Foundation.

Types of bequests

General purpose
“I give [insert dollar amount / % of my residuary estate] to The University of Sydney ABN 15 211 513 464 (“University”) of the University of Sydney, NSW 2006, for use by the University in the field of dermatology as determined by the University after considering the advice of the Dermatology Research Foundation at the University.”

Specific Purpose
“I give [insert dollar amount / % of my residuary estate] to The University of Sydney ABN 15 211 513 464 of the University of Sydney, NSW 2006 (“University”) to be used for [specify purpose] (“Purpose”) as determined by the University after considering the advice of the Dermatology Research Foundation at the University.

For scholarships/bursaries
“I give [insert dollar amount / % of my residuary estate] to The University of Sydney ABN 15 211 513 464 (“University”) of the University of Sydney, NSW 2006 to establish one or more scholarships/bursaries for dermatology as determined by the University after considering the advice of the Dermatology Research Foundation of the University. (“Purpose”) [Each scholarship/bursary is to be called [insert name of scholarship/bursary] in dermatology.]

For research
“I give [insert dollar amount / % of my residuary estate] to The University of Sydney ABN 15 211 513 464 (“University”) of the University of Sydney, NSW 2006 (“University’) for research in the field of dermatology as determined by the University after considering the advice of the Dermatology Research Foundation of the University. (“Purpose”)

A note on special conditions
It is suggested that any special request as to the application of a bequest or donation be expressed in terms as general as possible, unless previous consultation has taken place with representatives of the Dermatology Research Foundation. Otherwise the Foundation may be hampered in carrying out the real intention of a donor by detailed directions which, while they may be appropriate when the will is made, may become unworkable in later circumstances.

In whatever form, a bequest to the Foundation is an enduring way to support medical research and ensure better health for future generations.