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Thank you for your interest in leaving a gift in your Will, also known as a bequest, to The Conversation.

Making a Will helps ensure the people, organisations and activities you have valued in your lifetime are treated the way you wish after your death.

Leaving a bequest to The Conversation ensures your commitment to evidence-based news and analysis continues to live on through The Conversation.

A bequest to The Conversation may be unrestricted or designated. An unrestricted bequest allows The Conversation to choose how your bequest will be applied. A designated bequest allows you to choose how your bequest will be applied. For example, to a particular area such as education, environment, arts, science or other.

Recommended wording

Below is recommended wording for including a gift to The Conversation at the time of creating your Will, or as a codicil to your existing Will. To ensure your Will fulfils your intentions and is legally sound, it is advisable that it be drawn by a solicitor or a Trustee Company.

OPTION A – a nominated sum

“I give, devise and bequeath to the The Conversation Foundation Ltd., as trustee for The Conversation Trust (ABN 80 958 603 438) of Level 1, 715 Swanston St Parkville VIC 3010 for the purposes of funding independent and trusted journalism, free from all taxes and duties, (here please specify your gift, eg. the sum of $X). I direct that the receipt of any director or other proper officer for the time being of that Foundation will be a sufficient discharge to my Trustees.”

OPTION B – a proportion of an Estate

“I direct my executors to divide the residue of my estate, both real and personal into equal shares and I GIVE ………… shares to The Conversation Foundation Ltd., as trustee for The Conversation Trust (ABN 80 958 603 438) of Level 1, 715 Swanston St Parkville VIC 3010 for the purposes of funding independent and trusted journalism, free from all taxes and duties. I direct that the receipt of any director or other proper officer for the time being of that Foundation will be a sufficient discharge to my Trustees.”

OPTION C – items of Personal Property or Real Estate

“I GIVE AND BEQUEATH to The Conversation Foundation Ltd., as trustee for The Conversation Trust (ABN 80 958 603 438) of Level 1, 715 Swanston St Parkville VIC 3010 for the purposes of funding independent and trusted journalism, free from all taxes and duties, the following items of my property and effects:

………………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………………………………………

I direct that the receipt of any director or other proper officer for the time being of that Foundation will be a sufficient discharge to my Trustees.”

THE PURPOSE

My gift to The Conversation Foundation Ltd., as trustee for The Conversation Trust (ABN 80 958 603 438) of Level 1, 715 Swanston St Parkville VIC 3010 shall be directed towards:

☐ Unrestricted

☐ Arts and Culture editorial

☐ Business and Economy editorial

☐ Cities editorial

☐ Education editorial

☐ Environment and Energy editorial

☐ Health and Medicine editorial

☐ Politics and Society editorial

☐ Science and Technology editorial

Letting us know of your bequest

If you have decided to leave a bequest, please let us know by contacting donate@theconversation.edu.au. This lets us thank you, keep you updated about our developments, and helps us plan for the future.

If you have any questions, please contact us on donate@theconversation.edu.au or phone 1300 554 350

Thank you for your consideration.