Wills and Donations

WillsIncluding a gift to Tandanya in your Will

Including a gift to Tandanya in your Will is without doubt the most personal way of continuing your commitment to helping Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people improve their quality of life, through Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Arts recognition and appreciation.

After taking care of your loved ones, if improving the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people is important to you, giving to Tandanya in your Will is your opportunity to make a lasting and meaningful gift.

We understand that this is a very personal decision, and you may have questions about how to leave a gift (bequest) to Tandanya in your Will.  The easiest ways to include a gift to Tandanya is in your Will.

Here is some useful information and suggested wording for legal purposes:

You or your solicitor may also like to include the following wording….

“I give Tandanya (xyz% of my estate or the sum of $ xyz or the rest and residue of my estate) to be used by Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Arts programs for such of its purposes as the Board of Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute may decide and I declare that the receipt of the treasurer or other authorised person of Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute Incorporated, shall be sufficient discharge to my executors.”

For full advice you can also consult with The Arts Law Centre for will kit information relating to works of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art:

http://www.aitb.com.au/index.php/wills/wills-kits/

If you don’t yet have a Will

Your assets, large or small, represent a lifetime of work and achievement.  Having an up to date Will is the only legal way of ensuring that your personal belongings and assets go to the family members, friends and charities you care about.  Without a Will, a court may decide for you.  To ensure that it meets your wishes, it is always advisable to seek professional advice from the Arts Law Centre.

Thank you

A gift to Tandanya in your Will – no matter what size – will help build creative Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children’s programs for example, for generations to come.  When the time is right for you to write or update your Will, after providing for family and loved ones, please consider including a gift to Tandanya.  We would welcome the opportunity to thank you personally for your generosity, so if you decide to include a gift to Tandanya in your Will, please consider letting us know.

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