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Leaving a gift in your will

Including a gift in your will for Ridley College is a powerful way to make a lasting impact for the gospel.

Ridley’s mission is to train men and women for God’s mission in a rapidly changing and increasingly complex world. We have been privileged to see this mission bear fruit in the lives of our graduates as they head out into the world, formed and informed, to faithfully serve God in a diverse range of contexts. Our graduates have an ongoing and significant impact on the church and in our society, and we have seen how God has been at work through them.

In 1 Chronicles 22:2-5 we read of how David, before his death, made extensive preparations for the building of the temple. He knew that his son, Solomon, would be responsible for building the temple. David showed great wisdom in leaving a bequest so that the next generation would have the necessary resources to undertake this great task.

At Ridley, we have a great task before us, and we welcome your support.

One way you can support our mission is to leave a gift in your will (a bequest) to Ridley College. You will be investing in the next generation of Christian leaders and workers and helping to spread the gospel around the world. The amount of the bequest specified in your will is entirely up to you and can be a fixed sum of money, a particular asset such as real estate, or a percentage of your estate.

Sample wording
In all matters related to estate planning, we encourage you to seek professional advice. The following clauses are provided as a guide only for consideration in making your will.

An example of a will clause leaving a percentage of the estate to Ridley College:
“I DIRECT my executors to divide the residue of my estate both real and personal into one hundred equal shares and give ten [or whatever proportion you decide] of such shares to Ridley College (ACN 004 087 450) of 170 The Avenue Parkville of the State of Victoria for its Christian religious purposes and I declare that the receipt of the proper officer of Ridley College shall be a full and sufficient discharge to my trustee.”

An example of a will clause leaving a fixed amount to Ridley College:
“I GIVE free of all duties, payable in consequence of my death the sum of (insert sum of $) to Ridley College (ACN 004 087 450) of 170 The Avenue Parkville of the State of Victoria for its Christian religious purposes and I DECLARE that the receipt of the proper officer of Ridley College shall be a full and sufficient discharge to my trustee.”

Please let us know
We would love to hear from you if you have included Ridley in your will. We would like to thank you personally for your generosity and give you the opportunity to meet with the principal. Please contact Ridley College at info@ridley.edu.au or (03) 9207 4800 for more information.

We respectfully acknowledge the Wurundjeri People, who are the Traditional Owners of the land on which the Ridley College campus is built. Ridley College is an affiliated college with the Australian College of Theology, CRICOS Provider Code 02650E. © 2020 Copyright. All Rights Reserved.