Bequests

Organising of your Will is one of the most important things that you will ever do. Your Will protects your family and loved ones and ensures your estate is divided as you intended it. Including Odyssey House NSW in your Will is a meaningful way to contribute to our ability to assist with a growing need in the community.

How to make a gift in your Will to Odyssey House NSW

If you wish, you can specify how your bequest will be used or you can leave it to Odyssey House to determine where your gift would be most needed.

To assist you and your solicitor, we have provided some examples of wording, including the correct legal name should you wish to make a bequest.

Percentage of your estate

It is advisable to specify a proportion, rather than an actual amount as it is very difficult to predict what your estate will be worth in the future.

I give, devise and bequeath _________________ percent of my estate free of all duties for the general purposes of Odyssey House McGrath Foundation, ABN 49 001 418 257 of registered office 13a Moonstone Place, Eagle Vale, NSW, 2558, and declare that the receipt of the Treasurer or other authorized officer shall be sufficient discharge for my executor.

Residual of your estate

After providing for family and friends and ensuring all debts have been paid, you can bequeath the remainder of your estate.

I give, devise and bequeath _________________ percent of my estate free of all duties for the general purposes of Odyssey House McGrath Foundation, ABN 49 001 418 257 of registered office 13a Moonstone Place, Eagle Vale, NSW, 2558, and declare that the receipt of the Treasurer or other authorized officer shall be sufficient discharge for my executor.

Percentage of the residue

You may choose to give a portion of the balance remaining of your estate after family and loved ones and expenses have been paid.

I give, devise and bequeath _________________ percent of the residue of my estate free of all duties for the general purposes of Odyssey House McGrath Foundation, ABN 49 001 418 257 of registered office 13a Moonstone Place, Eagle Vale, NSW, 2558, and declare that the receipt of the Treasurer or other authorized officer shall be sufficient discharge for my executor.

Specific Bequest

A gift of a specific item of value such as property, shares, jewelry, artwork, may be specifically named in your Will and bequeathed directly to Odyssey House.

I give, devise and bequeath (specify details of gift e.g. all my NAB shares) free of all duties for the general purposes of Odyssey House McGrath Foundation, ABN 49 001 418 257 of registered office 13a Moonstone Place, Eagle Vale, NSW, 2558, and declare that the receipt of the Treasurer or other authorized officer shall be sufficient discharge for my executor.

For more information please contact the Fundraising Office on 02 8796 9970.