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Leave a gift in your Will to the Adelaide Festival Centre Foundation and take a leading role in shaping the future of the Arts in South Australia.

The performing arts have a powerful and profound effect on our lives. Leaving a gift in your will is an enduring way to support what you value most: celebrating your passion for the arts while ensuring world-class arts experiences for future generations to come. 

By supporting the Adelaide Festival Centre Foundation, you are helping in our mission to provide ‘Arts for All’, extending the reach and impact of Adelaide Festival Centre’s education, access, regional, exhibitions, audience engagement and diversity programs, while helping us create a thriving future for the arts in South Australia. 

Your support will help the Foundation to plan well into the future, bringing the stories of the world to Adelaide, creating active learning experiences and career development opportunities, and removing barriers from participation in the arts for the next generation. 

Thank you for considering to be a part of our future and taking a leading role in the future of the arts in South Australia. We work closely with our bequestors to ensure your intentions are fulfilled and we encourage you to have a confidential discussion with our Manager Philanthropy about your philanthropic interests and intentions to support the Adelaide Festival Centre Foundation.

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Take a leading role in shaping the future of the Arts in South Australia through a gift in your Will.

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We’ve partnered with Gathered Here, Australia’s #1 end-of-life services site, who host a free and easy step-by-step online Will writing service.


Estate Management and Will Wording

When creating or updating your Will, we suggest you consult a legal adviser to ensure that your Will is valid and that your wishes are expressed correct. If you do not have a solicitor, there are several ways you can include a gift to Adelaide Festival Centre Foundation in your Will:

  1. Write your Will online. To assist our donors in writing their wills, we have partnered with the team at Gathered Here , Australia’s top-rated free online Wills platform.
  2. If you do not have a Will, you can consult the Law Institute of South Australia to find a solicitor in your area who specialises in Wills and Estates.
  3. If you already have a Will and would like to include a gift, add a codicil – a short legal amendment to your will, which your solicitor will be able to assist you with.

It’s important to use the correct wording and legal names when making a gift in your Will to ensure that it can be used as you intended. The Adelaide Festival Centre Foundation recommends the following wording in consultation with your legal advisers when drafting your Will:

Unrestricted Bequest

I give (the sum of $___/ or ____%/ residue of my estate/personal property/real estate/shares) to Adelaide Festival Centre Foundation Incorporated (ABN 12 929 134 938), and I declare that the receipt of the authorised officer of the Foundation for the gift shall be sufficient discharge to my executor/trustees.

Bequest for a Specific Purpose

I give (the sum of $___/ or ____%/ residue of my estate/personal property/real estate/shares) to Adelaide Festival Centre Foundation Incorporated (ABN 12 929 134 938), to be applied to …………………………………………….. and I declare that the receipt of the authorised officer of the Foundation for the gift shall be sufficient discharge to my executor/trustees. If the specific purpose is no longer valid at the time of my death then the bequest may be used for a general purpose the Foundation determines to most closely align with the stated purpose.

If you are creating a Will or updating it, we suggest you consult a legal adviser to ensure that your Will is valid and your wishes are expressed correctly. It may be helpful to your legal adviser, State or Public Trustee or Trustee Company to have reference to our suggested wording above when updating your Will. If you do not have a solicitor, you can consult the Law Institute of South Australia to find a solicitor in your area who specialises in Wills and Estates.


Get in touch

To find out more, please contact:

Abbie Taylor

Director, Philanthropy


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