We are custodians of the planet for but a moment in history. We inherit the earth from our ancestors and in turn bequeath it to future generations.
When you write your Will you have a unique opportunity to leave a legacy for the future.
Your Will is probably one of the most important documents you will ever prepare.
A Will gives you the opportunity to decide where your assets go.
You may never have considered leaving a bequest to Greenpeace and like many New Zealanders you may not have a current Will.
Making a new Will or making changes to an existing Will is easy. All you need to do is contact your lawyer or a Public Trust Office for assistance.
A bequest (also referred to as a legacy) is a gift nominated in your Will to one or more non profit organisations. Your bequest can take any (or a combination) of the following forms:
- An outright gift of cash
- A percentage of the overall value of your estate
- A gift of real estate
- An investment (artwork, jewellery, stocks etc)
If you are planning to remember Greenpeace in your Will, it is important that you use our full, legally incorporated name (Greenpeace of New Zealand Incorporated ) and the following wording:
'I bequest the sum of ________________(or_____% of my estate or ______% residue of my estate) free of probate and estate duties to Greenpeace of New Zealand Incorporated for general purposes. I declare that the receipt of the Executive Director of Greenpeace New Zealand Incorporated shall be sufficient discharge to my trustee.'
If you would like more information about leaving a bequest to Greenpeace please contact Fenella Humphreys at:
Private Bag 92507
Phone (09) 630 6317 ext. 620
Fax (09) 630 6317 ext 61
Email: Fenella Humphreys Fenella.Humphreys@greenpeace.org
The fight against environmental abuse will continue long after you and I are around to give it voice.
But you can take a step now that will secure a better planet for the children of today and tomorrow - leave a gift to Greenpeace, leave a gift for the future.
Thank you for your support.
- Fenella Humphreys