Bequests

 

A bequest or planned gift to Woodfordia continues your legacy. By leaving a gift to Woodfordia in your Will, you can safeguard and nurture Woodfordia for generations to come and make a difference by funding initiatives that matter.

It’s never too early to think about a charitable gift in your Will – now could be the perfect time to create your legacy.

“Many people before me have contributed so I could love Woodfordia. The gift I have left to Woodfordia in my Will is my repayment to them. It is also my way to pay it forward to those who will come after me. Long may Woodfordia continue: to encourage artists and creatives, and spread excitement, joy, and love to all”
Friend of Woodfordia, Stephen Pronk

Our Commitment – Acting Responsibly and With Integrity

Woodfordia is a deeply ethical organisation, committed to humanity, integrity, and decency.

You can be confident that Woodfordia will honour your intentions for the use of bequests or donations/gifts. For this reason, we encourage you to specify your preferences. However, if you choose not to, you can confidently expect us to use your bequest or gift responsibly and ethically.

Our responsibility to act with fiduciary integrity is grounded in strict governance procedures and laws applicable to bequests and philanthropic gifts, and our commitment to ethical, professional, and accountable conduct.

Woodfordia is overseen by an independent Management Committee and external auditors appointed each year at the Annual General Meeting.

Woodfordia will only accept bequests and gifts consistent with its ethics and mission, and will not seek or accept support where there is a risk to our independence, reputation, and/or where there is any association with illegal or unethical activity.

Acknowledgement of Bequests and Donations/Gifts

Woodfordia offers the highest level of care and respect to you and your loved ones.

Woodfordia acknowledges that some people prefer anonymity and/or confidentiality in relation to their bequest or gift. We respect your privacy and will comply fully with relevant privacy laws and regulations.

Your bequest or gift is confidential unless you explicitly give us permission to share your story. Allowing us to share your story may encourage others. Similarly, you may like to share your decision about a bequest or gift with your friends, colleagues, on social media, etc.

Please get in touch if you feel comfortable to do so. We would appreciate knowing about your bequest or gift so we can thank you personally. Knowing about your gift also helps our future planning. Your approach and any discussions are confidential unless you advise otherwise.

Donors will be issued with an official receipt which complies with relevant taxation jurisdictions where gifts are tax deductible.

Bequests will be acknowledged with an official receipt that complies with necessary taxation or other laws, and which enables executors to discharge their duty.