GIFTS IN WILLS
Once you have taken care of those closest to you, including Operation Flinders in your Will is an investment in the future of youth and the quality outcomes consistently achieved by the program. A bequest in your Will is an opportunity for you to make a lasting gift that will significantly impact the lives of young people at risk.
For many people, a gift in their Will may be the largest gift that they make. Regardless of the size or type, a gift in your Will can help reflect your values and beliefs beyond your natural life.
HOW DO I LEAVE A GIFT IN MY WILL?
You can leave a gift in a number of ways:
HOW DO I UPDATE MY WILL?
It is recommended that you seek independent legal advice when making or changing your Will to ensure correct legal wording and that your estate is distributed according to your wishes.
If you are creating a new Will, you can include a paragraph in your Will. We have provided below clauses for your consideration:
“I give the (whatever asset or portion of my estate or the total amount of cash) to the work of Operation Flinders Foundation Inc. of Level 1, 12 Angus Avenue, Edwardstown SA 5039".
When a bequest is included (ie. the abovementioned clause is included in your Will), then the following clause should be added into the body of the Will.
"I declare that the receipt of the Treasurer or other authorised officer for the time being of Operation Flinders Foundation Inc. shall be a sufficient discharge to my executor or trustees who shall not be responsible to see the application of the gift.”
If you have an existing Will, you can add a Codicil to include Operation Flinders as a beneficiary. A Codicil is to be signed and dated with the same formality as a Will and must be stored with the original Will. It is recommended where possible that you use the same pen in preparing the entire Codicil including all signatures.
We also recommend that you notify your family and Executors of your Will to ensure your wishes are known
DON'T HAVE A WILL?
The Operation Flinders Foundation has partnered with Willed to provide free Wills. Willed is Australia's leading online Will-writing platform allowing Australians to complete their bespoke will in less than 20 minutes online.
These Wills, which usually cost $159, can be completed at www.willed.com.au/operationflinders, with our compliments and thanks for your support.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
THE MOONBEAM SOCIETY
The Operation Flinders Foundation was founded by Pam Murray-White, who had a vision to help young people be the best they can be. ‘Moonbeam’ was Pam’s radio call sign and there are a number of references to ‘Moonbeam’ around today, such as the camp site named in her honour, the cairn at ‘Moonbeam’s Vision’ and now 'The Moonbeam Society'.
Members of the Society will be presented with an exclusive, hand-made pin to wear proudly, symbolising their support of the Foundation. Society members will also come together a couple of times a year and hear about what's happening around the Foundation.
So if you notify us that you have left a gift in your Will to Operation Flinders, we invite you to join!
Want to join The Moonbeam Society?
If you have left a gift to Operation Flinders in your existing Will and would like to become a member of The Moonbeam Society, please click the link to provide your details.
HOW DO I MAKE A DONATION?
Should you wish to make a once-off or ongoing annual gift to the Foundation you can do so by completing and returning the “Make a Donation” form. Payment can be made in one of four ways:
- Cheque: Make your cheque payable to Operation Flinders Foundation Inc. and attach with the completed Donation form
- Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT): Account Number: 026422440 BSB: 105-044
- Credit Card: Complete your credit card details in the space provided.
- EFTPOS by visiting our office.
Cash donations can be made directly via the Donation button on the website.
If you would like to avoid the processing fee via an online donation, please contact us direct.
Please send all forms and direct your enquiries to:
Operation Flinders Foundation
Level 1, 12 Angus Avenue, Edwardstown SA 5039
Phone: (08) 8245 2666