Leave a legacy or bequest

Leaving a gift or bequest in your Will to the Foundation is a powerful way to create a lasting legacy by providing ongoing support to the architectural causes and communities you care about.

A bequest is the gift of an asset or other right provided as part of a Will, intestacy or settlement. Bequests may be for a particular asset, amount or percentage of an estate.

A bequest in a Will can be left in a number of different ways:

  • Pecuniary bequest – a fixed amount specified in a Will.
  • Residuary bequest – the remaining value of an estate when all other bequests to family and friends have been made and liabilities have been paid.
  • Reversionary bequest – allows a surviving partner to benefit from your estate during their lifetime and then for the balance of the estate to be paid to the Foundation on their death.

Why leave a bequest to the Foundation?

Bequests help us provide ongoing support to causes and organisations that are aligned with your values, extending the impact of your giving beyond your lifetime.  Previous bequests have supported the development and launch of dedicated architectural scholarships, supported architectural development projects across Australia, and provided philanthropic support to architects in financial distress.

How to arrange a gift or bequest

Email Michael Linke, General Manager at the Australian Institute of Architects at michael.linke@architecture.com.au to receive an information pack on how to leave a gift or bequest to the Institute.