Frequently Asked Questions
What is a bequest?
A bequest is a gift made in your Will. By leaving a bequest to the Adelaide Festival, through Foundation Adelaide Festival, you can contribute to future artists, performances and audiences, while enjoying your assets during your lifetime. Bequests can be personal or made in honour of a loved one. You can also make a living bequest and experience the joy of seeing your gift come to life.
What are my options for leaving a gift in my Will?
You can nominate a specific amount, a percentage of your estate, or a gift of shares or other assets. You can make a general gift or a specified gift.
How will my gift be used?
All legacy gifts are invested in our endowment fund. This ensures the long-term resilience of the Adelaide Festival and helps the Festival to manage risk.
Is there a minimum amount?
No. Gifts of any size are welcomed and will make a vital difference to the Adelaide Festival.
What is the best wording to use?
We recommend discussing your gift with your family and your lawyer. You can also contact our Philanthropy Team. You should get legal advice, but here is an example:
“I give (% of my estate/or a nominated amount, and/or shares) to Foundation Adelaide Festival Limited ABN 635 081 506 of Level 9, 33 King William Street, Adelaide, for the use and benefit of the Adelaide Festival ABN 70 858 344 347 and I direct that the receipt of an authorised officer for the time being of Foundation Adelaide Festival shall be a full discharge to my executors and trustee who need not see the application of any benefit hereby given.”