A bequest is a gift in your will. Leaving a bequest to RMIT is simple and will help shape our future, benefiting students, the University and the community for years to come.
After considering the needs of your family and loved ones, if you choose to leave a bequest to RMIT, you will become part of the future of the University and leave a lasting legacy that will impact generations to come.
My story: why I left a bequest to RMIT
When Silvia Tejedor enrolled in the Certificate of Technology in Electronics at RMIT in 1980, she was one of only two women in the course. She chose to leave a bequest to help a new generation of women pursue a career in electronics, science and engineering.
My story: the John Storey Junior memorial scholarship
When Mechanical Engineering student John Storey Junior died in 1947, aged just 22, his family left a bequest to RMIT for the establishment of a scholarship. The memory of a great family and their contribution to RMIT lives on each year through scholarships and fellowships endowed in the Storey name.
How to leave a bequest
You may wish to specify how your gift is used by RMIT or leave a bequest for general purposes, enabling the University to fund future needs in an ever-changing, global environment.
Making a bequest to RMIT is as simple as including wording such as the following in your will:
“I give [my estate] or [portion/the residue of my estate] or [the sum of $_______] to Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and I express the wish without creating a binding trust that the funds be used and applied for the purposes of the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in such a manner as Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology may determine.”
Specific purpose bequest:
“I give [my estate] or [portion/the residue of my estate] or [the sum of $_______] to Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and I express the wish without creating a binding trust that my gift be applied for the general purpose of (insert your vision here) or if the purpose no longer exists then for a similar purpose at the discretion of the Vice Chancellor of Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.”
If you have planned a gift to RMIT, we encourage you to let us know. This will give us an opportunity to recognise your intentions during your lifetime, invite you to events and keep you informed about your areas of interest.
Talk to Felicity Costigan (613 9925 1848) about how.