Why make a bequest to the Neurosurgical Research Foundation?
We ask you to consider a bequest to the Foundation in your Will so that we can continue to help save lives and make a difference to the quality of life for many others. The NRF receives no government funding and is dependent on the generosity of the community to achieve its objectives.
The making of a Will is an important part of your planning; it gives you peace of mind to know that you have looked after your loved ones and friends, as well as alleviating the confusion that occurs when one’s wishes are unknown.
It is important to make your own decisions about what happens to your assets.
To help you leave a Bequest to the Foundation, your solicitor or trustee company will advise about the wording and legal requirements.
You may decide to leave:
- Property or assets (real estate, shares or other assets)
- The residue of your estate (that remaining after you have taken care of family and friends).
- A particular item or items, this could include jewellery , paintings any items of value.
- A specific sum of money.
- Life Insurance, you can arrange a life insurance policy that pays out a tax-free benefit to your chosen charity.
The first thing to do when organising your Will is to choose a solicitor or trustee company to prepare your Will.
Your Will is a legal document which will make sure that your assets are distributed in accordance with your wishes. Many people talk about the ways they would like their property to be distributed after death, but never do anything about making a Will.
Bequests to the Neurosurgical Research Foundation will help us achieve our goals.
Why you should have a valid Will
Many people don’t think about their own death. Sadly, we all know that an accident or an illness can occur at any time to anyone. Making a Will is one of those tasks we tend to put off until tomorrow with approximately 50% of Australians just never getting around to it.
Dying without a Will is Intestate. This can cause even more grief to your family trying to guess how to fulfill your wishes. Don’t let this happen to your family! This is your only opportunity to make your own decisions about what happens to your assets.
Neurosurgical Research Foundation Inc. contact details
This information may be helpful to you and your solicitor or trustee company in preparing your will:
The correct name of the NRF is:
Neurosurgical Research Foundation Inc.
The correct address is:
PO Box 698, North Adelaide, SA 5006
You can contact us for further information on:
Ph: (08) 8371 0771 or fax: (08) 8261 0945
An In Memoriam Gift is a donation made instead of sending flowers for, or just to remember, a loved relative, friend or colleague. It is a positive and thoughtful way to remember and honour the life of a loved one. The gift can be made at the time of the bereavement or any time later and you may wish to make an annual gift to commemorate the anniversary of the loss.
You may wish to consider the NRF in the future if the unfortunate occasion arises. In Memoriam Gifts are receipted and acknowledged promptly. The family will be notified of all donors, with their names and addresses. All donations over $2 are tax deductible.
Your Funeral director will assist you with ordering our envelopes or ring direct on 08 8371 0771 and we will deliver the In Memoriam envelopes needed and information on the NRF.
Also you may wish to publish with the Funeral directors Notice information directing donations to the NRF. The correct contact details are:
Neurosurgical Research Foundation:
PO BOX 698, North Adelaide SA 5006.
The NRF has made a partnership with United Way SA, to manage our Payroll Deduction program. United Way is a non-profit community fund which has been raising money for the benefit of charities throughout the state for the past 30 years.
United Way offer a unique Payroll Deduction program to charities like ours. Payroll Deduction is the simplest and most effective way to raise funds. Donations made through Payroll Deductions with United Way are pre tax, fee free and can be split between a variety of charities. As United Way raise their own administrative costs, 100% of donations made through Payroll Deduction goes to the chosen charities.
The partnership the NRF has made with United Way is that United Way manages the entire scheme, liaising with your payroll officer to withhold donations each week and at the end of each financial year we receive a cheque for every cent that has been directed to us.
Pre-tax means that you will not pay tax on your donation and you do not need to keep receipts as your donation will be noted on your group certificate.
A simple, no fuss solution to your charity giving. So you can either register individually or why not talk to the Pay Roll Master and give everyone at work the opportunity to sign up.
"A small contribution each week or fortnight adds up over the year to go a long way."
When you have made up your mind take the enclosed Deduction Authority form to your payroll master at work who will deduct your donation Pre Tax.
Download Payroll Deduction Form
The NRF is always looking for donations to continue the funding of life saving research, specifically into brain disease and brain injury. All donations of $2 or more are tax deductible and a tax receipt will be issued.
You can donate in the following ways:
Download Donation Form
Download a printable donation form. Donations can then be made by post or fax.
If you would like to make a cheque donation simply make a cheque or money order payable to: Neurosurgical Research Foundation.
Please forward all donations to:
Neurosurgical Research Foundation
PO Box 698
North Adelaide SA 5006
Credit Card Donations
Credit card Donations are accepted from MasterCard, Visa, Bankcard and Diners Club. You may send your details and donation in the post or phone: 08 8371 0771 to make your donation.