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Epilepsy Foundation

Contact

Name: Helen Smith

Position: Manager of Philanthropy

Email: hsmith@epilepsyfoundation.org.au

Address

587 Canterbury Rd

Surrey Hills

Melbourne 3127

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Our Mission / Objective

Projects in Progress

Our People

CEO

Graeme Shears, CEO

Leadership Team

Development Manager – Jeremy Maxwell

General Manager Client Services – Wayne Pfeiffer

Names of Board Members

Professor Mark Cook – President

 

 

 

  • Dr Christine Walker

 

 

 

Vici Funnell

Jim Campbell, AM

Dr Lindsay Vowels

 

 

 

  • Peter Gover

 

 

 

Sally Genser

Kate Marshall

Corinne Young

Registration Information

ABN

75 967 571 784

Tax Deductible

Yes

How to help us

Wills and Bequests

Making a Bequest

Thank you for your interest in including a bequest to the Epilepsy Foundation in your will. It is important that the bequest is worded correctly and the following is recommended as a guide. You may wish to give this wording to the legal practitioner who is preparing your will. It is important when making or altering your will to remember to use our legal name – Epilepsy Foundation.

Suggested form

For your assistance, it is suggested the following form of bequest be used when nominating the Epilepsy Foundation as a beneficiary of your will.

I give, devise and bequeath to the Epilepsy Foundation free from all duties, (1* please specify) to be applied (2* to such objects as the Committee of Management shall from time to time direct) and declare that the receipt of the Treasurer or other proper officer for the time being of the said Epilepsy Foundation shall be sufficient discharge to my executors.

1. Where it says “please specify”, you could include:

  • A percentage of your estate
  • The whole residue of your estate (usually only if you have no children or other dependants)
  • A specified sum of money
  • A specific item (such as property or shares).

The Epilepsy Foundation has been endorsed by the Australian Taxation Office as a deductible gift recipient (DGR) and an income tax exempt charitable entity (ITEC) for income and capital gains tax purposes.

Note:
If you wish to make your bequest for a specific purpose, or if you wish to exclude any particular activity, we suggest the following:

2. Where it says “to such objects as the Committee of Management shall from time to time direct”, you could change to:

  • to such objects as the Committee of Management shall from time to time direct excepting ______ (please be specific, as an example, if you do not wish to fund medical research use the full term not just research as this may prevent social or consumer research)
  • to the support of __________________ (in this case try not to be too detailed as our programs take many forms and your death may be many years in the future when needs may be different. As an example, if your wish is to support children with epilepsy giving the funds just for children’s camps may mean that we cannot support a new program at the time that may be better for children. Our suggestion would be “to the support of children with epilepsy”).

I hope this information is useful. It is always our recommendation that you seek professional advice when making or altering your will to ensure that the law protects your wishes. If you have any queries or if I can be of any further assistance please do not hesitate to call me 0n (03) 8809 0600 or email jmaxwell@epilepsy.asn.au

Once again, please accept my thanks on behalf of the Epilepsy Foundation for considering this gift.

Sincere thanks
Jeremy Maxwell
Development Manager

General Donations

Everyday we change the lives of people living with epilepsy.

We can only do that because you, and people just like you, support our work, you are the ones who make a difference!

There are many ways you can help, volunteer, make a donation (many ways to do this) or support one of our events or one of Epilepsy Op Shops.

 

Make a Gift Support our Raffles
Fundraise Support an Event
Buy Merchandise Donate goods to our Op Shops
Volunteer Buy a book
Share your story Support our current Appeal
Workplace Giving Join the Epilepsy Champions Club

Work with us

Volunteer with us

Our Annual Reports

Our Mission / Objective

Projects in Progress

Our People

CEO

Graeme Shears, CEO

Leadership Team

Development Manager – Jeremy Maxwell

General Manager Client Services – Wayne Pfeiffer

Names of Board Members

Professor Mark Cook – President

 

 

 

  • Dr Christine Walker

 

 

 

Vici Funnell

Jim Campbell, AM

Dr Lindsay Vowels

 

 

 

  • Peter Gover

 

 

 

Sally Genser

Kate Marshall

Corinne Young

Registration Information

ABN

75 967 571 784

Tax Deductible

Yes

How to Help us

Wills and Bequests

Making a Bequest

Thank you for your interest in including a bequest to the Epilepsy Foundation in your will. It is important that the bequest is worded correctly and the following is recommended as a guide. You may wish to give this wording to the legal practitioner who is preparing your will. It is important when making or altering your will to remember to use our legal name – Epilepsy Foundation.

Suggested form

For your assistance, it is suggested the following form of bequest be used when nominating the Epilepsy Foundation as a beneficiary of your will.

I give, devise and bequeath to the Epilepsy Foundation free from all duties, (1* please specify) to be applied (2* to such objects as the Committee of Management shall from time to time direct) and declare that the receipt of the Treasurer or other proper officer for the time being of the said Epilepsy Foundation shall be sufficient discharge to my executors.

1. Where it says “please specify”, you could include:

  • A percentage of your estate
  • The whole residue of your estate (usually only if you have no children or other dependants)
  • A specified sum of money
  • A specific item (such as property or shares).

The Epilepsy Foundation has been endorsed by the Australian Taxation Office as a deductible gift recipient (DGR) and an income tax exempt charitable entity (ITEC) for income and capital gains tax purposes.

Note:
If you wish to make your bequest for a specific purpose, or if you wish to exclude any particular activity, we suggest the following:

2. Where it says “to such objects as the Committee of Management shall from time to time direct”, you could change to:

  • to such objects as the Committee of Management shall from time to time direct excepting ______ (please be specific, as an example, if you do not wish to fund medical research use the full term not just research as this may prevent social or consumer research)
  • to the support of __________________ (in this case try not to be too detailed as our programs take many forms and your death may be many years in the future when needs may be different. As an example, if your wish is to support children with epilepsy giving the funds just for children’s camps may mean that we cannot support a new program at the time that may be better for children. Our suggestion would be “to the support of children with epilepsy”).

I hope this information is useful. It is always our recommendation that you seek professional advice when making or altering your will to ensure that the law protects your wishes. If you have any queries or if I can be of any further assistance please do not hesitate to call me 0n (03) 8809 0600 or email jmaxwell@epilepsy.asn.au

Once again, please accept my thanks on behalf of the Epilepsy Foundation for considering this gift.

Sincere thanks
Jeremy Maxwell
Development Manager

General Donations

Everyday we change the lives of people living with epilepsy.

We can only do that because you, and people just like you, support our work, you are the ones who make a difference!

There are many ways you can help, volunteer, make a donation (many ways to do this) or support one of our events or one of Epilepsy Op Shops.

 

Make a Gift Support our Raffles
Fundraise Support an Event
Buy Merchandise Donate goods to our Op Shops
Volunteer Buy a book
Share your story Support our current Appeal
Workplace Giving Join the Epilepsy Champions Club

Work with us

Volunteer with us

Our Annual Reports

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