Leave a gift for Guide Dogs Victoria
Create a lasting impact and profound change.
By leaving a gift to Guide Dogs Victoria, you can make a profound change to the life of a person with low vision. You may never meet the person whose life your kindness changes, but they will never forget you.
Your gift helps us provide a range of services and support programs to improve people’s independence. The breeding and training of Guide Dogs is a significant part of this activity. Gifts in Wills also help us provide ongoing mobility training to ensure that people with low vision can learn practical skills and become confident members of the community.
All gifts – however great or small – are greatly valued and significantly help in our future planning.
Have you informed us of your Gift?
If you are considering leaving a gift in your Will, please let us know.
Around 50% of the (bequest) income we receive from Gifts in Wills comes from people we never realised were leaving anything to us in their Will.
We appreciate knowing of your kind intentions so we can thank you appropriately for your generosity. Additionally, once aware of your plans, we are able to discuss how your gift may be used to maximum benefit or how we may form a fitting memorial to your kindness.
We also personally thank all supporters and present you with a special Guide Dogs Victoria Gifts in Wills Pin.
How to remember us in your Will
Here's how to start the conversation.
- Contact Tracey Pratt, Key Relationships Manager Gifts in Wills, by calling her on (03) 9372 4130 or our Gifts in Wills team by calling (03) 9854 4444 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Tracey and the team would love to hear from you and are there to provide all the information you need.
- Consult your legal advisor to ensure the option you have chosen best reflects your intentions. We recommend you seek the advice of an independent solicitor or qualified legal advisor before making or revising your Will. You should also seek qualified advice before choosing executors to administer your estate.
- Discuss your decision with your family and loved ones. This will ensure they understand and support your reasons for choosing to help Guide Dogs Victoria in such a powerful way.
Contact the Gifts in Wills team for a confidential, no-obligation chat.
Case studies and support stories
Gifts in Wills are invaluable.
They’re invaluable both for us and the support services we provide for Victorians with low vision or blindness.
Kathryn’s life changed when she met Guide Dog Sammie. Read her story here.
Peter’s story is real and shows what a difference your gift can make to a person with low vision or blindness.
Listen to why our CEO Karen Hayes and her husband Graeme are leaving a gift in their Will to Guide Dogs Victoria.
Join the OTUS Fellowship
The OTUS Fellowship is a supporters group for people who have left a gift for us in their Will.
The group is named in honour of one of our champion stud dogs, Otus, a much loved and celebrated figure of Guide Dogs Victoria.
When you choose to join the OTUS Fellowship, you join a community of like-minded donors creating profound impact for Victorians with low vision or blindness. The Fellowship regularly holds lunches and functions to ensure members see the difference a gift can make first-hand.
Suggested Wording for a Will
Suggested Wording for a Will.
“I give to Guide Dogs Victoria (ABN 68 004 621 461), for its general purposes, free of all duties (INSERT NUMBER)% of my residuary estate for which an authorised receipt from Guide Dogs Victoria will be a sufficient discharge for the executor(s) or trustee(s).”
“I give to Guide Dogs Victoria (ABN 68 004 621 461), for its general purposes, free of all duties the whole of the residue of my estate for which an authorised receipt from Guide Dogs Victoria will be a sufficient discharge for the executor(s) or trustee(s).”
To donate a specific sum:
“I give to Guide Dogs Victoria (ABN 68 004 621 461), for its general purposes, free of all duties the sum of $(INSERT AMOUNT) for which an authorised receipt from Guide Dogs Victoria will be a sufficient discharge for the executor(s) or trustee(s).”
Contact us confidentially
Gifts in Wills
Please complete our confidential response form to arrange for further information.