Bequests

Please consider leaving a gift in your will to IHC. The support IHC receives through bequests and other donations plays a major role in the work that IHC does for people with intellectual disabilities in New Zealand.

We rely on donations for many of our ongoing commitments to support and advocate for the 35,000 people with intellectual disabilities.

A large number of our programmes are not funded by government, so your donations are essential for IHC to carry out its mission of supporting all people with intellectual disabilities.

How to leave a gift to IHC

The type of bequest you choose will depend on your personal circumstances. Your solicitor can advise you on the best option.

Following are some suggested words you can give to your solicitor, when making a bequest to IHC in your Will.

I give IHC New Zealand Incorporated for its general purposes, either:

_____% of my estate, or

The residue of my estate, or

The sum of $__________ , or

Other _______________

If you decide to arrange a gift in your Will to IHC, please let us know so we can thank you.

The benefits of a lasting gift to IHC

Long-time IHC supporter Barbara Rocco intends to continue to support IHC, even after she has gone. She believes leaving a gift to IHC in her Will is the perfect celebration of her life.

“It gives us great satisfaction to think that after we’ve gone, we can still help IHC to enhance the lives of people with an intellectual disability,” says Barbara.

Bequests and other planned gifts sustain and extend IHC’s work. A bequest can be a chance to make a personal statement about what you believe in, as well as provide for loved ones.

Enquiries

To speak with someone in confidence and with no obligation, phone IHC Planned Giving Specialist Gail Plamus:
Toll-free: 0800 746 444
Phone: 04 463 2451
Email: bequests@ihc.org.nz

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