Bequests - Leaving a gift in your will
Posted on 3 July 2012
Few people today will be familiar with the name Dorothy Francis Craig, yet this little known New Zealander played an important role in the establishment of the Kiri Te Kanawa Foundation. At the time that the Foundation was being established a bequest of £20,000 was received from the executors of her estate – Dorothy had been a great fan of Dame Kiri. So Dorothy provided the Foundation’s first bequest and what better way is there to reflect your love of music.
Leaving a bequest is a simple procedure that allows you to include the Foundation as a beneficiary of your will. Bequests are usually directed to the Foundation for use at the trustee’s discretion but they can also be directed towards a specific purpose such as a music scholarship for a talented singer, musician or conductor identified by the trustees as meeting all the required criteria. Leaving a gift in your will is one way to make the type of gift that you may not be able to make during your lifetime.
If you’d like to discuss this matter further or would like sample language for your lawyer please contact the Foundation office.