A bequest is a lasting way of investing in the future of our unique Museum. Whether modest or substantial a bequest contributes to the future development of the Museum and in doing so helps perpetuate the memory of those who served their country during the Vietnam conflict as well as recognises your own legacy and lasting contribution.
Supporters of the Museum’s work can give practical expression to this by making a bequest in their Wills. Your Will is important – it’s your right to choose
Your Will is a legal document which allows you to choose who will receive your assets when you die. If you do not have a Will you lose this right. For peace of mind and for your loved ones, it is very important to have an up-to-date Will which reflects your current financial situation and allows you to choose. Your solicitor or trustee company can assist you.
How to make a bequest to the National Vietnam Veterans Museum
Once you have made provision for your family and loved ones, you may consider making a provision for the National Vietnam Veterans Museum (NVVM) in your Will. Gifts could include a general purpose bequest to support operational activities, a specific purpose gift such as sponsorship of a program or activity, or a gift of memorabilia or artefacts, or a gift in perpetuity administered by the NVVM.
You can do this by nominating the National Vietnam Veterans Museum as the beneficiary or part-beneficiary in your Will as follows:
- Allocate a specific amount or a percentage of your Will to the NVVM
- Allocate property such as a house or land to the NVVM
- Allocate specific items, money, shares, or special collections to the NVVM
- Nominate the NVVM as a beneficiary to your insurance policy
- Establish a trust fund where the interest earned is donated to the NVVM
- Designate 'all the rest' and/or the 'residue of the estate' to the NVVM
How to word a bequest to the National Vietnam Veterans Museum
I GIVE DEVISE AND BEQUEATH absolutely and beneficially free of all duties and free of all debts the sum of $xxx, xxx to the NATIONAL VIETNAM VETERANS MUSEUM LTD of 25 Veterans Drive, Newhaven, Victoria 3925 (“the NVVM”) for its general purposes AND I DIRECT that the receipt of the Chief Executive Officer or proper officer for the time being of the NVVM will be a full and sufficient discharge to my trustees
All bequests made to the NVVM will be recognised on our “Bequest Honour Board” on display at the Centre
All bequest details will be treated in the strictest confidence.