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Gifts in Will

Pioneer the future with a gift in your Will

Leaving a gift in your Will to the Hudson Institute will power new and innovative treatments and cures for this and future generations.

The Institute’s work is made possible by visionary supporters like you who choose to leave a legacy to support medical discoveries that will improve future health outcomes and create a positive impact for many years to come.

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Steps to leaving a gift in your Will

Step 1 
Decide on the family, friends and organisations you would like to recognise in your Will

While it’s easy to leave a bequest in your Will, it’s important that you take the time to decide on the friends, family and organisations you would like to include. It’s also important to talk to your loved ones about your intentions and let them know that leaving a gift to medical research at Hudson Institute is important to you. This can help to ensure your intentions and wishes are understood and respected.

Step 2 
Choose the type of legacy you would like to leave to Hudson Institute
A gift in Will can take many forms, such as

Residuary: A gift of all or part of your estate after payment of costs and bequests to your family and friends.

Percentage: A percentage of the overall value of your estate which allows for growth or depreciation of the value of your estate.

Specific Asset: A specific gift of valuable items such as real estate, shares or jewellery.

Pecuniary: A specific sum of money.

Our Fundraising team is happy to speak about how you would like your gift to be used at Hudson Institute, including expanding research, or through a named PhD scholarship or fellowship, as examples. 

Step 3 
Create a legal Will

 Legal professionals like lawyers, estate planners or solicitors can prepare your Will under your direction and provide professional advice to ensure your wishes are recorded, and thus, distributed in a legally binding way and to ensure your family and friends are provided for.

Alternatively, we have partnered with Gathered Here and Safewill, which both offer simple and accessible step-by-step online Will writing services, if this suits your personal circumstances.

Remember, your Will is not legal until it is signed and witnessed. You can change your Will and beneficiaries at any time.

Suggested wording to indicate your intentions to leave a gift to Hudson Institute of Medical Research in your Will can be found here.

Step 4 
Please let us know about your generous gift in Will

If you do include a gift in your Will to Hudson Institute, we would appreciate the opportunity to thank you and welcome you as part of our community of supporters.

No matter the size, a gift to Hudson Institute in your Will is also a way to create an enduring future for discovery and impact for critical research.


Our promise to you

Leaving a gift in your Will is a significant and personal decision, and any gift you decide to leave to Hudson Institute will be treated with care, confidentiality, respect and in line with your wishes. Your privacy will always be respected, and you will never be pressured into making a decision about leaving a gift in your Will. Hudson Institute also understands the importance of taking care of your loved ones and that they will always come first. 

Meet Connie

Donor Engagement and Fundraising Manager

Please get in contact with me if you’d like to learn more about leaving a gift in your Will to Hudson Institute of Medical Research to help power new and innovative treatments and cures for this and future generations. I am proud to support groundbreaking research that improves human health and aligns with my values of trust, innovation and community.

Your enquiry will be treated confidentially and without any obligation.

t: + 61 450 524 565
e: connie.honaker@hudson.org.au
Monday - Wednesday | 9am–5pm

Outside of these hours, email donations@hudson.org.au and we will get back to you at the soonest possible time.


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