Bequests

Become part of the SCIC Cochlear Implant Program vision

Leaving a bequest to the SCIC Cochlear Implant Program gives you the chance to do what perhaps you cannot do during your lifetime – make a positive, life-changing contribution for future deaf children and adults.

One of the most important reasons for leaving a legacy is to show how you care for others – your family, your friends and your community. Often when thinking about making a will it is reassuring to know that your support a community organisation means that your Legacy has the ability to continue to make a real difference to the lives of others.

You can obtain valuable information about the importance of making a Will by downloading the SCIC Information sheets.

Will Clauses

While bequest funds are vital for the future delivery of world class cochlear implant services by the SCIC Cochlear Implant Program, it is a very personal decision for you to make and you should look after your loved ones first.

When you are drawing up a new will it is important that the document is not open to misinterpretation and truly reflects your wishes. The wording needs to be very clear and precise and it is recommended that you consult a Solicitor or Trustee company to assist you.

So that there is no confusion or misunderstanding relating to your desire relating to your Legacy, the SCIC Cochlear Implant Program provides a number of clauses that cove the various types of bequests that can be made with the SCIC Cochlear Implant Program in mind. Your solicitor will be able to suggest which is the most appropriate for your situation.

  • Click Will Clauses to see which clause best allows for your wishes to be carried out.

Sometimes it’s as Easy as Adding a Codicil

If you have already made a will and would like to now leave a gift to the SCIC Cochlear Implant Program, simply contact your solicitor to add a Codicil to your Will which will ensure that your wishes are fulfilled.

Important Information Regarding Your Will

If you already have a will, it is very important to keep it up-to-date. Changes in your personal circumstances may require you to amend your will from time-to-time.

Help in Getting Your Financial Matters in Order

Before you draw up your will, it is important that you get your affairs in order. To help you do this, the SCIC Cochlear Implant Program has created two very useful free information booklets:

These booklets are intended to assist you in recording your personal information and to keep your legal and financial affairs in order. They will also assist you in making decisions relating to your will, as well as being a useful method for providing relevant information in case of emergency or illness. Areas covered include:

  • The location of your important documents
  • Your family and emergency contacts
  • Your financial records.

If you prefer to receive hard copies of these booklets, simply email on scicadmin@scic.org.au or call our Development Office on (02) 9844 6800.

Honorary Solicitors

Not everyone has a personal solicitor. the SCIC Cochlear Implant Program may be able to help you by providing the contact details for honorary solicitors who will be able to assist you if you would like to remember the SCIC Cochlear Implant Program in your will.

Endowment Fund

An endowment is a bequest that lives on in perpetuity. This means that the funds are invested and protected with only the interest available for use. If you would like to make an endowment to the SCIC Cochlear Implant Program, you can either speak to your solicitor, call the the SCIC Cochlear Implant Program Development Office on (02) 9844 6800, or email us at scicadmin@scic.org.au.

Remembering the SCIC Cochlear Implant Program in your will makes you a hEARo

If you have decided to leave a bequest to the SCIC Cochlear Implant Program in your Will, we would be delighted to know about it and welcome you into the unique group of supporters known as the SCIC hEARo Club.

You will join other equally committed people and be properly acknowledged for your commitment and belief in what the SCIC Cochlear Implant Program offers profoundly deaf children and adults. As the cochlear implant environment is dynamic and constantly changing, it is important to the SCIC Cochlear Implant Program that our special supporters are given the opportunity to stay in touch with new developments and understand how you will be helping. You will be kept up-to-date through regular newsletters and receive invitations to attend club functions at the centre. Here you will be able to meet with key personnel and recipients who will share with you first-hand how their lives have been changed because of the generosity of people like yourself.

  • Click here if you would you like additional information about leaving a bequest to the SCIC Cochlear Implant Program.

PLEASE NOTE: You are under no obligation to advise the SCIC Cochlear Implant Program of your bequest intentions. However, if you do so, be reassured that your reply will be treated in the strictest of confidence.

If you have nominated SCIC as a beneficiary in your Will and would like to let us know, please download and return the Notification instructions.

the SCIC Cochlear Implant Program is very grateful to have received bequests from the following benefactors:

  • Mr Ross Adamson
  • Col. Donald Boden
  • Ms M F Brown
  • Mrs Jean Margaret Crothers
  • Miss R M Davis
  • Miss L M Douglas
  • Mr Charles Eather
  • Mrs. Dorothy Keeys
  • Mrs. Dorothy Love
  • Ms Mary Patricia (Moya) McDermott
  • Mr Keith McRitchie
  • Mrs D Morton
  • Mr Alan Waite
  • Mrs Patricia Mary West