Make a bequest

A legacy of possibility
When Taralye helps a hearing impaired child and their family, the child receives something precious - the freedom to reach their own potential.

Naming the Taralye Foundation in your will is a simple yet incredibly profound act of generosity.

After providing for your loved ones, a bequest to Taralye Foundation provides a gift of empowerment for hearing impaired children that is life-long — the same education and employment opportunities as hearing children.

Leaving a bequest is one of the most powerful things you can do.

For some people, giving through their will is often the only time they can make a significant gift to an organisation that has helped them or their families.

Whether you are a parent, grandparent, relative or family friend of someone who has benefitted from Taralye's services, or just an admirer of its programs, there are many ways you can help.

Include the Taralye Foundation in your will

A bequest is simply a donation to an organisation through your will. The actual donation take may take many forms, including:

  • a specific dollar amount

  • a  specific percentage of your Estate

  • the residual of your estate or a percentage of the residual (after your other bequests have been distributed)

  • real estate, shares, art and/or other capital assets

  • life insurance policies or annuities.

All bequests, whether large or small, will make a difference. You can include the Taralye Foundation in your will in the following ways:

  • general purpose bequest to be used by the Taralye Foundation in an area of most need at the time

  • specific purpose bequest that decides which of the Taralye Foundation’s services or programs are to receive your support and how

  • endowment fund, named in your honour, where the capital value of your bequest is invested and the interest it earns is used for specific or general purposes by the Taralye Foundation.

Let us know when you have made a bequest so we can thank you in your lifetime.

Bequest wording

To ensure that you have the correct wording, it is important to seek the advice of an expert, such as a solicitor or trustee company, to help you draw up your will. To  include the Taralye Foundation in your will, consider using the following wording.

Leaving a specific amount

Insert “the sum of” (being the amount you wish to leave)

Leaving a share of your estate or your entire estate

I  ……………  bequeath to the Taralye Foundation  …… % of my Estate, free of all duties, for which the written acknowledgement of the Chief Executive Officer shall be sufficient discharge.
If the Taralye Foundation ceases to exist, this legacy shall not fail but my executors shall pay it to the charitable organisation which they consider most nearly fulfils the object I intend to benefit.

Leaving a remaining residual amount

After specific bequests are written, insert “the residue of my estate “or “the % of the residue of my estate”. (i.e. 50%)

Leaving a specific bequest

Insert the address of the property, details of the shares, life insurance policies, bank accounts or other assets.

Leaving a bequest for a specific purpose

To leave a bequest for a specific project or purpose (i.e. early learning program, research project etc.), insert the words “to be used for the purposes of “(state the purpose, program or service to benefit)

Get more information

If you would like to make further enquiries about recognising the Taralye Foundation in your will, please telephone our CEO Therese Kelly on (03) 9877 1300. She will be pleased to discuss with you your gift intentions and provide you with any additional information you may need.

We applaud your generosity and foresight and thank you for supporting the Taralye Foundation.

”A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove... but the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child.“
Forest E. Witcraft, American scholar, teacher and scout leader, 1894-1967