Bequest Information

We know that your decision to leave a legacy to support young people by making a Bequest to Youth Opportunities is one of the greatest and most important decisions that you will make in your lifetime and one that requires careful consideration. We strongly advise that you consult with your legal advisor before drafting a new will or updating an existing one.

To help you with this decision we would also be happy to provide you with more information about Youth Opportunities through the mail or encourage you to contact Libby McMichael, Head of Marketing and Fundraising on 8240 3133 or E: libby.mcmichael@youthopps.com.au to arrange a time that you can meet personally to hear firsthand how your support will make a real difference.

If you do not wish to call us but are considering leaving a Bequest to Youth Opportunities here are some things you could do.

  • If you do not have a Will, the first thing you need to do is get some legal advice to create one.
  • If you already have a Will, then all you need to do is add a codicil – a short legal amendment to your existing Will.
  • A simple way to leave a bequest is to include a residuary gift. This means that a percentage or the remainder of your estate can be left to Youth Opportunities after your family and other beneficiaries have been taken care of.

If you are working with your legal advisor to draft your Will, the following general bequest wording is recommended and allows Youth Opportunities to apply your gift well into the future.

General purposes

“I give [insert dollar amount / % of my residuary estate] to Youth Opportunities Association Inc (SA) ABN 84 615 401 812  for general purposes of Youth Opportunities.”

Specific purpose

“I give [insert dollar amount/% of my residuary estate] to Youth Opportunities Association Inc (SA) ABN 84 615 401 812 to be used for [specify purpose].”

Leaving a Bequest is a simple process that could make a real difference.