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Bequests

You can share in our vision and ensure WAAPA continues to help students reach their artistic dreams by making a bequest in your Will. This is an uncomplicated way to help underpin the future growth and development of WAAPA and is a gift that will live on, providing long-term benefits for future generations.

The following information is a guide only; it should not be relied upon as legal advice.

What is a bequest?

A bequest is a gift left to a beneficiary in an individual’s will. There are several types of bequests, including:

  • a residuary bequest
  • a percentage of an estate
  • a pecuniary bequest (a specific sum)
  • assets such as real estate, shares and/or culturally significant works of art
  • an endowment bequest

Purpose of the bequest

An unrestricted gift, because of its flexibility, allows WAAPA to meet the unpredictable and constantly changing educational needs of the future. However, you may wish your gift be designated for a specific purpose, reflecting your personal interest. Where this is the case, WAAPA will make every effort  to respect your wishes.

Situations change over years, and, if the original purpose becomes inappropriate, a provision in your Will permitting WAAPA to redirect the funds can be most useful.

Bequest wording

There are different forms of words that you can use in your Will to establish a bequest for WAAPA. The following is an example only. You should obtain independent professional estate planning advice to determine whether this example or an adaption thereof, is appropriate to your specific circumstances  and intentions.

“I give (whole of my estate) or (specific percentage of my estate) or (specific asset?) or (the residue of my estate) or (sum of $___) to ECU to be applied for the purposes of the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts. I declare that the receipt of Edith Cowan University shall be sufficient  discharge to my trustees”.

If you’ve already drafted your Will, an amendment can be made by adding a codicil to include a bequest to WAAPA, using the above wording.

Letting us know of your  intentions

The details of your Will are naturally a private matter and, understandably, you may prefer to keep your intentions to yourself. If you do make a bequest to WAAPA, we invite you to let our Bequest Coordinator know about it. This would enable us to keep you up-to-date with information and developments  at WAAPA and invite you to special events that we hold for our benefactors.

For more information

If you’re interested in including WAAPA in your Will or would like more information on leaving a bequest, please contact:

Bequests Coordinator
Susan Morrow
Phone: (61 8) 6304 2936
Email: supportingwaapa@ecu.edu.au

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