Making a Bequest to ALMA

Bequests are one of the ways that overseas LGBTIQ organisations have become financially independent. 

The following paragraphs could be used to make an effective bequest in your will:

 

1.       If leaving a specific sum:

“I give the sum of $... free of all duties and testamentary expenses to the Australian Lesbian Medical Association for its general purposes and I direct that the receipt of the Honorary Treasurer or other proper officer of that Association shall be a sufficient discharge to my executors for this bequest.”

 

2.      If leaving the balance of your estate:

“I give the rest and residue of my estate to the Australian Lesbian Medical Association for its general purposes and I direct that the receipt of the Honorary Treasurer or other proper officer of that Association shall be a sufficient discharge to my executors for this bequest.”

 

Alternatively, instead of for “general purposes” you could choose “to be applied to research relating to….” or“to permit students and disadvantaged doctors to attend the annual conference…” or to some other specific purpose which you consider important.