Leaving a bequest
You can leave a lasting legacy and ensure that Deakin benefits from your generosity by bequeathing a donation or gift to the university in your will or trust distributions. It's a very personal way to identify what is important to you, and allows you to give in a way that will continue to enhance future students' lives.
By giving, you unlock the potential of capable students, enabling them to make a real difference in the world.
How to include Deakin University in your will
Leave a bequest to Deakin University by adding a codicil to your will or drafting a new will.
You may wish to include one of the following sample clauses:
I give (fixed amount / percentage of my residuary estate / property) to Deakin University ABN 56 721 584 203, 1 Gheringhap Street, Geelong, Victoria, 3220 for its general purposes. The receipt of Deakin University shall be sufficient discharge to my trustees.
I give (fixed amount / percentage of my residuary estate / property) to Deakin University ABN 56 721 584 203, 1 Gheringhap Street, Geelong, Victoria, 3220 for (please describe a specific purpose as widely as possible). The receipt of Deakin University shall be sufficient discharge to my trustees.
If you'd like to direct your gift to a specific purpose at Deakin University – for example donating to a particular school or setting up a scholarship fund – please contact the Deakin Donor Relations team for sample wording or clauses to ensure your vision for Deakin is captured in your will.
When accepting a bequest which has a specific purpose, Deakin is legally and ethically obliged to observe that purpose. Over time there may be program/demand changes that make it impossible or impractical to meet the specific purpose stated in your will.
When giving to Deakin for a specific purpose, please consider including the following provision in your will:
If at any time Deakin University determines that it is impossible or impractical to fulfil the purpose of my bequest, the university may apply the bequest for a related purpose that will most nearly accomplish the purpose or is consonant with the spirit and intent of my bequest.
Get in touch
If you’d like assistance regarding establishing a bequest or need more information, please contact: