Bequests are donations made as part of your overall financial or estate planning. It is a wonderful way to leave a future gift in memory of yourself or a loved one which you can direct to a specific cause or have it apply more broadly.
The breadth of research and subject areas at the University of Sydney is so vast, so whatever you are passionate about – helping animals, supporting talented students or enabling life-changing research – you can direct your gift to the area that means the most to you.
As a first step, we welcome you to get in touch with us to talk about what you might like to support. You can contact the Planned Giving team on firstname.lastname@example.org.
We can assist you in drafting clauses. Alternatively, you can use our recommended wording in our bequest pack (pdf, 1.5MB) to include the University in your will.
If you find something that you want to support, we are happy to work with your solicitor or help you word your bequest, so it has the best possible long-term impact.
If you'd like to know more information about a specific area, or aren't sure what area you'd like to support, we'd like to invite you on campus, or where possible we can arrange to visit you.
For example, if you have a passion for animal welfare, music or healthcare, we can introduce you to people working in those areas and give you a tour of the campus or facilities.
Please contact our Planned Giving team on email@example.com and we can assist you.
I elected to leave a bequest to the University because their focus is on evidence‑based veterinary training to ensure world‑class veterinary professionals.
Our family legacy is about providing opportunities for someone else to do what we’ve done.
You can read more about how bequests are transforming the University in the latest Challis Bequest Society newsletter (pdf, 2.2MB).