Leaving a bequest allows you to make a substantial gift in the future without costing you anything today; so, if you haven't already done so, please consider including the Florey in your Will.
No matter the amount, we will truly value the generosity and vision of your bequest.
Over the past 50 years, bequests from our founders, staff and community supporters have created buildings and laboratories, supported research, and established student scholarships, bursaries and prizes.
If you die without a Will (and therefore without an executor), the court will appoint an administrator. It could take months for this process to be completed, and there is no guarantee that your wishes will be honoured.
Your Will is an important document. Store the original with your solicitor and inform your executor where you keep your personal copy. Review it regularly as your circumstances change, ie with marriage, births and deaths in the family.
We encourage you to discuss your bequest with independent legal and/or tax advisors of your choice. Law Societies in every state publish lists of accredited specialists in Wills and Estates. Trustee companies can also advise you.
Using the correct wording ensures that your wishes are carried out. Please use our full name, and give the wording you require to your solicitor when having your Will prepared or amended. Here is a sample form of wording:
I give to the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, Melbourne (“the Florey”)
(Insert here the amount of moneyor the percentage of the residual estate and/or the specific property you want to leave to the Florey)
to be applied for the purposes of medical research (insert here the special area of interest if you wish) by the Florey in such manner as its Directors may determine. I direct that the receipt in writing of an authorised officer of the Florey shall be deemed proof of payment.
In making a Will, the first priority is usually your family and special friends. You might then decide to include the Florey:
If you have already made a bequest to the Florey in your Will, please let us know so that we can thank you, and keep you informed of our research achievements. It will also ensure that your wishes are carried out and provide the greatest benefit to our research in the future.
We welcome all your enquiries, and maintain complete confidentiality. If you would like further assistance and a copy of our Personal Organiser, please contact our Bequest Officer.
The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health
Kenneth Myer Building
University of Melbourne
Tel: +61 3 9035 6789
Fax: +61 3 9035 3107