Leave a Bequest

A lasting gift for a healthier future

By leaving a bequest to Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute you are helping us reduce death and disability from cardiovascular disease, diabetes and related disorders; two insidious and complex diseases responsible for the most deaths and the highest costs in the world in terms of treatments and hospitalisation.

Read our bequest brochure here

Your Bequest

It is often through their Wills that people are able to make a substantial gift. Your Will is an opportunity to make a lasting contribution to an organisation or cause that is important to you.

If you, like us, feel passionate about improving the health of our community now and in the future, then please consider naming baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute in your Will.

Types of bequests in your Will

By making a bequest to Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, you are sharing in our long-term plans to beat heart disease, stroke and diabetes.

A bequest is a gift or donation left in your Will.  It may be:

  • A percentage of your estate
  • A gift of a specific sum of money
  • Assets; for example property shares
  • The residual of your estate- what remains after all other bequests and family interests have been granted.

Your bequest can be made as a general or unrestricted gift or it can be directed towards a specific area of the Institute's work.

Priorities and requirements can change over time. This means that the most valuable gift to the Institute is the unrestricted bequest, as it allows us to direct the funds to the area of greatest need at the time when the gift is received. If you have a bequest intention towards a particular area of our work, please consider having a confidential discussion with us, to ensure that it is an enduring area of work to which your gift can eventually be applied.

How to include Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute in your Will

To make a bequest to Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, the first step is to make a Will or alter your existing Will.  Your solicitor can assist you in deciding which type of bequest would be most suitable, and in drafting or ameding your Will.

If you would like further information about making a bequest to Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, or have made a bequest and would like to let us know, please contact us directly on 1800 827 040.