Bequests

If you appreciate the work of Mullum Mullum Indigenous Gathering Place (MMIGP), please consider leaving a bequest to MMIGP in your will. Your legacy will help to ensure that MMIGP can continue its work maintaining and sustaining our cultural identity in the Eastern Metropolitan Area.

Some Frequently Asked Questions

Why does MMIGP need my bequest?

MMIGP receives  support from  Donors, Supporters, Partners and Grants from other Trusts and Foundations. Without this support MMIGP would eventually cease to exist.

If I decide to leave a bequest to MMIGP, what form should it take?

All bequests are appreciated equally. There are several options for bequests:

  1. Specific Gift: This specifies an amount of money or property or some other asset.
     
  2. Percentage or Fractional Bequest: This specifies that a percentage or fraction of the total value of your estate be willed to MMIGP.
     
  3. Residual Bequest: This wills to MMIGP the remainder of your estate after all expenses have been met and all other beneficiaries have received their inheritances.
     
  4. Whole Estate: This wills the value of your entire estate to MMIGP.

What wording should I use in my will?

You should consult your solicitor or professional advisor. However, we recommend the following wording:

“I bequeath to Mullum Mullum Indigenous Gathering Place (MMIGP), ABN 21125609805 of PO Box 80, East Ringwood, VIC, 3135 for its general purposes (the whole) or (a specific amount or gift) or (a percentage) or (the residue) of my estate free of all duties for which a receipt from the Chief Executive Office or other authorised person shall be a full discharge to my executor.”

May I nominate how my bequest is to be used?

Yes, you may, but it is preferred that you delegate this responsibility to the Board of Directors, who are all dedicated Members and are aware of the MMIGP’s needs and priorities which can change with the passage of time.

How do I change my will to nominate MMIGP as a beneficiary?

An amendment, known as a codicil, can be made easily by your solicitor for a small fee.

Will my bequest be recognised if I so choose?

Unless you choose to remain anonymous, your bequest will be recognized on the MMIGP Honour Board located in the foyer of our community building site.

If I have other questions, whom do I contact?

Please contact Administration/Finance Manager at MMIGP, during office hours on (03)9725 2166 for advice on a confidential basis.


Thank you for your interest in supporting MMIGP with a bequest. We are pleased that you share our belief in the important role our Gathering Place has within the community.