Bequest Planning

"We want to provide a gift for the future, one that would enable young researchers to stay in the state for as long as they want, or give them the opportunity to return, should they have moved away."
Garth & Brenda Haas

Leaving a Bequest to Menzies

Leaving a bequest to Menzies is a powerful way to help alleviate the serious impact of disease on our community once and for all.

Advising us of your intention to make a gift to Menzies in your Will greatly assists us in planning for the future. It also provides us with an opportunity to discuss with you the area of research you would like to support and to thank you in person.

Wording for your will and information for your Solicitor or Trust Officer

Our legal name is: Menzies Institute for Medical Research - University of Tasmania. Menzies is an Institute of the University of Tasmania and the ABN for the University is 30-764-374-782. The University of Tasmania is a charitable institution and is endorsed as a deductible gift recipient. The Director of Menzies takes receipt of all bequest gifts.

The following language may be used as an example for the bequest:

"I give _______ to the Menzies Institute for Medical Research to be used for medical research purposes."

Menzies' supporters create bequests in the following ways:

  • a specified percentage of their estate
  • a specific dollar amount
  • a residue or a portion of the residue
  • a specific asset such as superannuation, bank accounts or shares

Bequest gifts may support:

  • general research or the area of greatest need, as determined by the Director
  • a nominated research area
  • scholarships or fellowships to support our staff and students
  • the purchase of important medical research equipment

No fundraising or administrative costs are taken from bequests.

Please contact us

If you, or your solicitor, would like to speak to someone at Menzies about leaving a bequest in your Will please contact

Jane Blakeway

Phone: 03 6226 4843


You can download our Bequest brochure (PDF 2.7MB).