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10% of our campaigns are funded by gifts in Wills. Your gift will serve to immortalise your values, perpetuate your ideals and enable future generations to protect this fragile earth and all who call it home.
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Join our Green Guardians Community
By pledging a gift to Greenpeace in your Will, you will be joining a community of fellow responsible Green Guardians who are committed to protecting our future.
We are a growing community of thousands of passionate supporters who have decided to make a lasting impact and leave a legacy for future generations.
Gifts in Wills play a crucial part in our ability to win campaigns, and 1 in 10 of our campaigns is funded by gifts in Wills.
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Become an ambassador and inspire others
Some of our Green Guardians have chosen to become community ambassadors by sharing their stories and love for the environment with the rest of Greenpeace supporters.
Our ambassadors are instrumental in helping to protect our future by inspiring others to join the movement. It is a powerful way to make a bigger difference towards a green and healthy future.
We would love for you to be one of our ambassadors too. All you need is to provide us with a little background about yourself by answering a few short questions, including why you care about the future of our planet.
How to leave a gift to Greenpeace in your Will
It's important to select the right bequest for you. Although there are many ways to include us in your Will, three of the easiest options to leave a bequest to Greenpeace are:
This is often regarded as the most flexible way to give as you don’t have to adjust the value of your gift to account for inflation, or changes to your total assets.
It can be a percentage of your whole estate or of your residue (Residual gift).
A residual gift
This is a gift of what is left in your Estate after you have taken care of your loved ones. A residual estate is the remainder of your estate after specific gifts and requests have been made and all estate claims have been satisfied.
A fixed amount
Leaving a fixed amount involves specifying an exact sum to leave in your Will.
This type of bequest may need to be changed over the years to account for inflation and changes to your circumstances.
It is important to use our correct legal name: "Greenpeace Australia Pacific Ltd"
Wording for a residual gift:
I give to Greenpeace Australia Pacific Ltd ABN 61 002 643 852, the rest and residue of my estate (or __% of the residue of my estate) for its general purposes free of all duties and taxes payable upon or in consequences of my death, and I declare that the receipt of its Chief Executive, Treasurer or other authorised officer shall be sufficient discharge to my executors.
Wording to give a % of your whole estate:
I give to Greenpeace Australia Pacific Ltd ABN 61 002 643 852, __% of my estate, for its general purposes free of all duties and taxes payable upon or in consequences of my death, and I declare that the receipt of its Chief Executive, Treasurer or other authorised officer shall be sufficient discharge to my executors.
Wording to give a fixed amount (nominated gift):
I give to Greenpeace Australia Pacific Ltd ABN 61 002 643 852, the sum of $______, for its general purposes free of all duties and taxes payable upon or in consequences of my death, and I declare that the receipt of its Chief Executive, Treasurer or other authorised officer shall be sufficient discharge to my executors.
Frequently asked questions
1. To write a Will, you will need to comply with your state’s laws for it to be legal and stand in court in case of contestation
2. It is important to mention that this Will is your Last Will and Testament, with your full name and address on it
3. First, you must identify your executor and beneficiaries. Both your signature and the witness’ signature should appear on the document, along with the date
4. To leave a gift to Greenpeace, you need to use our legal name “Greenpeace Australia Pacific Ltd (ABN 61 002 643 852)”
5. Then decide what type of gift you want to leave, and finish with: "I declare that the receipt of its Chief Executive, Treasurer or other authorised officer shall be sufficient discharge to my executors”
6. To be sure that your wishes are met, it is advisable to seek legal advice when preparing your Will
A codicil is a legal document that modifies or amends a previously executed Will. It may be identical to a Will or may act in replacement of one.
The process is simple enough. A codicil is an easy way to include a gift to Greenpeace without having to re-write your Will, but it is important to seek professional advice to ensure it is legally valid.
A residual gift is the perfect charitable bequest to ensure that your loved ones are cared for before you leave a gift to Greenpeace.
A residue is a gift of whatever is left in your Estate after you have taken care of your loved ones. It is the portion of the individual’s estate that remains after specific gifts and requests have been made, and all Estate claims have been satisfied.
With a Residual Gift, family and friends come first.
Every gift is meaningful. The value of the gift is not important, but the value of your legacy is. The sum of every little gift is sufficient to plan a new campaign. But more importantly, the gift is a part of your legacy; it illustrates your values and ideals.
Your gift will allow Greenpeace to plan for many successful campaigns and actions.
For example, supporters’ gifts helped us to bring the historic Rainbow Warrior III ship to Australian shores for the first time in five years and campaign to protect our Great Australian Bight.
Greenpeace Australia is also fighting against the coal industry and lobbies against polluting Australia’s air and soil. Your gift will help us fight climate change!
The best type of gifts to leave in your Will are a residual gift and a percentage of your Estate.
Both gifts are unaffected by economic fluctuations, such as inflation. These are the most flexible ways to give since you don’t have to adjust the value of your gift to account for inflation or changes to your total assets.
However, a residual gift suits both family and charity needs: the residual gift will be received after taking care of the other beneficiaries. Then, this gift covers contingencies and removes risk. It is quite popular at the moment.
We understand that making your Will is a very personal matter and we will respect your confidentiality at all times. However, if you have already included Greenpeace in your Will, or are considering doing so, please let me know so I can thank you properly and welcome you into our Green Guardians community.
Number of gifts in Wills received in 2021
Amount received through gifts in Wills in 2021
Members of our Green Guardians community