Leave A Legacy

Have you ever thought about the legacy you are leaving behind? Perhaps you have considered preserving the future for orangutans by leaving a

gift in your Will? Making a bequest to Borneo Orangutan Survival (BOS) Australia will help secure a safer future for orangutans and their biodiverse rainforest homes. Every gift is greatly appreciated.

We direct your bequest gift into areas such as the rescue and rehabilitation of critically endangered orangutans and the large-scale protection of rainforest habitat to give all orangutans a future home.

 

“My gift will help BOS achieve the things I can’t do”
– P. Harris, WA

“We can worry that money we leave to a charity will be well spent. However, having spent ten years as President of BOS Australia, I can honestly say that I am confident that any funds left to BOS Australia will be directed for the maximum benefit of our beloved orangutans. I am personally leaving a good portion of my estate to BOS Australia, and I would not be doing this unless I had faith in the BOSA committee’s ability to wisely manage the distribution of funds towards orangutan welfare in a mix of short- and long-term projects with minimum possible overheads.”
– Tony Gilding, BOS Australia President 2010-2022

 

KEY INFORMATION

Name: Borneo Orangutan Survival (BOS) Australia Inc

ABN: 46 485 375 414

 

BOS Australia’s postal address:
Borneo Orangutan Survival Australia

PO Box 3916
Mosman
NSW 2088
Australia

 

BOS Australia’s registered address: 

Borneo Orangutan Survival Australia

417 Hinterland Way

Knockrow
NSW 2479
Australia

 

Further information:

If you would like more information about leaving BOS Australia a gift in your Will or wish to inform us that you have made a bequest to BOS Australia, please email us: philanthropy@orangutans.com.au

 

SUGGESTED WORDING

Leaving a proportion of your estate means that your gift will not be affected by fluctuations in the size of your estate. Alternatively, you could specify a fixed dollar amount.

“I give and bequeath (free of all duties) …% of my estate to Borneo Orangutan Survival (BOS) Australia Inc in aid of that charity and for its general purposes, with the written acknowledgement of Borneo Orangutan Survival (BOS) Australia Inc to be accepted by my executors as a full and complete discharge.”

It is important to include a residuary clause in your Will to dispose of any assets not otherwise mentioned.

“I give and bequeath (free of all duties) the rest and residue of my estate to Borneo Orangutan Survival (BOS) Australia Inc, in aid of that charity and for its general purposes, with the written acknowledgement of Borneo Orangutan Survival (BOS) Australia Inc to be accepted by my executors as a full and complete discharge.”

Leaving a specified item or items. For example, property, a painting or a piece of jewellery.

“I give and bequeath (free of all duties) (SPECIFIC ITEM) to Borneo Orangutan Survival (BOS) Australia Inc, in aid of that charity and for its general purposes, with the written acknowledgement of Borneo Orangutan Survival (BOS) Australia Inc to be accepted by my executors as a full and complete discharge.”

FAQs

By making a Will, you can ensure that your money, property, possessions and investments (your ‘estate’) are passed on to the people and good causes you have chosen. If you don’t have a will, the state will decide how your estate should be distributed.

You can choose a solicitor or professional adviser to write your Will.

Before consulting them, consider the value of your estate and decide what you would like to leave and to whom.

You can also make a Will online for free right here on our website. 

The cost will depend on how complex your affairs are. Services such as Gathered Here provide free Wills for straightforward situations. Solicitors can provide estimates on request. 

Writing a Will may not be as expensive as you might think, and it’s the only way to be as certain as possible that your wishes will be carried out.  

There are three main types of gifts you can leave to BOS Australia:

  1. Residuary legacy – a gift of all, or a percentage or fraction, of what is left in your final estate after all the other legacies have been paid out and debts cleared. One of the advantages of a residuary legacy is that it is inflation-proof, so you are less likely to need to update your Will in the future.
  2. Pecuniary legacy – a gift of a specified sum of money.
  3. Specific legacy – a specified item or items. For example, property, a painting or a piece of jewellery. If you leave a specific legacy to BOS Australia, your gift will be slightly reduced as we will need to cover the costs of valuing and maybe selling the item.

To help your solicitor or professional adviser, we can offer suggested wording (see above).

BOS Australia will keep all details of your Will strictly confidential.

It is very helpful for us to understand why people make the once-in-a-lifetime decision to help the Bornean orangutans through a gift in their Will. If you would like to share your personal story or why you have chosen to remember BOS Australia, we would love to hear from yo

Personal stories like yours can be a great way to encourage others to think about supporting our future work in their Wills. We would not use this information without first getting your written consent.

 

 

If you can’t find the answer you are looking for or want to let us know you have included us in your Will, please contact our Philanthropy Manager: philanthropy@orangutans.com.au

 

SOLICITOR AND EXECUTOR INFORMATION

If you are a solicitor or personal executor dealing with an estate that includes a gift/bequest to BOS Australia, the following information will help in the process of fulfilling the deceased’s last wishes. Please let us know about any bequest that is due to us by writing to

BOS Australia

PO Box 3916
Mosman

NSW 2088
Australia

or contact: philanthropy@orangutans.com.au

 

 

Cheques should be made payable to BOS Australia and sent together with all correspondence to the Philanthropy Manager. If you prefer to make a remittance by direct transfer, please don’t hesitate to contact us for details.

If a person has left BOS Australia a pecuniary or specific legacy, please provide the following details:

  • Name of the deceased
  • Last address of the deceased and any former addresses
  • Value of the legacy (if known)
  • A photocopy of the relevant will clause
  • Date of the Grant of Probate or Grant of Confirmation (once known, if applicable)

If a person has left BOS Australia a residuary legacy, please provide us with the following details. We need this information to meet our auditor’s requirements:

  • Name of the deceased
  • Last address of the deceased and any former addresses
  • A photocopy of the Will and any codicils
  • Date of the Grant of Probate or Grant of Confirmation
  • A schedule of assets and liabilities
  • Valuations of significant assets
  • A copy of the estate accounts

 

WRITE YOUR WILL ONLINE

We have partnered with Gathered Here so that you can start your online Will immediately from the comfort of your own home. You don’t have to include a gift to BOS Australia, but we hope you will consider it after providing it for your loved ones. To use this service:

  • Visit Gathered Here and follow the step-by-step instructions to complete your Will.
  • Expert support and guidance are available throughout the process, and Gathered Here will help you to think through everything you need to consider.
  • If you need legal advice, ask. Gathered Here will transfer you to a local solicitor to agree on a price to complete the Will you have started.
  • Once you have finished, you simply download your Will and follow the instructions to have it signed and witnessed.
  • Anyone over 18 can use this straightforward and convenient service.

 

 

How Can You Help

There are lots of ways you can support orangutans and help ensure the survival of this precious ape.

Adopt an Orangutan

Adopt an Orangutan

Orangutans are endangered and at risk of extinction. Habitat destruction means hundreds of orphan orangutans need to care for every year. You can help by adopting one. Their dedicated ‘nannies’ teach them everything they need to know for when it’s time to release them back to the wild. You can follow their progress through Forest School.

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Make a Donation

Make a Donation

Please help the Orangutans in their struggle for survival. Your donation is important and goes directly to BOS Indonesia.

By donating, you are helping bring this noble yet endangered species back from the brink of extinction and on a path to freedom – from rescue to rehabilitation and release.

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Visit Our Shop

The perfect gift for any occasion! Choose from our selection of instant gifts that directly support our orangutans. You can buy a wheelbarrow, provide food for an orangutan for two months or lots more. You will receive a certificate, personalised with the name of your choice – perfect gift for you or a friend.

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