Leave A Bequest
The greatest gift is the gift of a future.
Include a bequest to Stepping Stone House in your will and leave a lasting impact on the lives of young homeless Australians.
Placing a bequest for Stepping Stone House will ensure you leave a direct, positive and enduring legacy in your local community. Your bequest will help our young people gain independence and access to opportunities that will enrich their lives forever.
A gift in your will ensures financial support for us to continue running our life-changing programs for young people.
It’s also a meaningful testament and legacy to your values that you can leave for your loved ones.
Bequests take a number of forms, so you can choose the one that suits you and your loved ones. It’s important to note that being wealthy is not a prerequisite, as many everyday Australians are leaving what they can to help improve the lives of disadvantaged communities.
Forms Of Bequests
A residual bequest:
After you have looked after your loved ones, you may choose to leave what remains to Stepping Stone House. Many people choose this option because it means you look after your loved ones first.
A percentage of your estate:
This option has the advantage of not being affected by inflation. No matter how your estate changes, your bequest remains in proportion with other parts of your will.
A specific bequest:
This option allows you to specify the exact amount of asset you wish to bequeath to Stepping Stone House through your will.
Leaving a bequest:
To leave a bequest, it’s worthwhile contacting a legal professional to ensure the will is an accurate representation of your wishes and to ensure the transparency of language.
Suggested text includes:
“I give devise and bequeath to Sydney Stepping Stone Inc. (also known as Stepping Stone House) the sum of $……… or (a description of the specific asset) or (% of your estate) and the receipt of the Proper Officer of Sydney Stepping Stone Inc. shall be a sufficient discharge to my Executor or to my Trustee who shall not be required to see to the application of such funds.”
Our promise to you:
- We will always respect your privacy.
- We recognise your family and loved ones come first.
- You can tell us if you left a bequest in your will, but you don’t have to.
- We promise to use your gift carefully and cost-effectively, so it will truly make a positive difference.
- We acknowledge that you have the right to change your mind at any time regarding your bequest.