Create a bequest
Your gift will help create a better future
Leaving a gift to UWA
Bequests come in many shapes and forms. Knowing a little bit about the type of gift you'd like to leave for the University will help when you update your Will. Before seeking professional advice, you also might like to start thinking about the area you would like to support.
What areas can I donate to?
Give support to specific areas
If you wish to make a bequest to a specific area, we encourage you to contact our Bequests team to discuss your plans, in complete confidence. This will ensure that UWA is in a position to accept your bequest and, most importantly, to honour your wishes.
Support the University more broadly
The most valuable way of supporting future students and research is through a general bequest. There are no limitations included for how to use a general bequest, which means that your gift will be of benefit over a longer time.
We can direct funds to priority areas across the University. As circumstances change over time, your gift can be used to meet the most pressing challenges and most significant needs. In this way, a general bequest ensures your generosity is always acknowledged appropriately.
Support what matters
Your gift can be used to support a number of different areas.
Contribute to current research and opening up new areas.
Scholarships & access programs
Help students achieve their academic aspirations.
Attract and develop our future global leaders.
Provide world class environments for education and research.
Honour someone you love and have lost with a memorial gift to the University. Your donation will provide current and future students with life-changing opportunities and at the same time, allow you to treasure the memory of your loved one.
You can establish a memorial gift in a variety of areas. You may have a specific project in mind, or you may choose an established area of giving. Consider giving to assist disadvantaged students, to enable research projects to be developed or to maintain infrastructures and valuable collections.
Make sure you contact the bequest team to discuss how you would like your gift to be established.
A bequest is a freely given gift that comes out of gratitude, without a sense of obligation. And it helps to make the world a more caring and joyful place. Dr John Harriot, living bequestor and UWA graduate
In preparing your Will, it essential to seek professional advice. They can take your circumstances into account and assist with actualising your intentions.
Do I need to write a new Will?
A codicil made in consultation with your professional adviser may be a cost-effective way of leaving a gift. The following suggested wording may assist your legal advisers in drafting or updating your Will to reflect your wishes in respect of a bequest to the University. However, the clauses are samples only and are not legal advice.
Sample clauses for your Will
There are 3 options for leaving a gift to UWA in your Will. If you already have a Will, it is best to discuss them with your legal adviser before making changes.
Learn more about UWA bequests
Follow the links below to learn how gifts left to UWA have helped create a better future.
A bequest is a gift in your Will, a generous act that can support research and education for generations to come.
A visionary gift
The Schrader’s visionary bequest has helped support generations of biomedical engineering students.
The Winthrop Society
The Winthrop Society shows gratitude and thanks to our generous alumni and supporters who have included a gift to the University in their Will.
Give to research
Thanks to Dr John Harriott’s generous support, UWA’s Young Lives Matter Foundation, Dr Binu Jayawardena’s research will help move us forward in suicide prevention