Giving in your will

Your gift that keeps giving

A will is your opportunity to have the last word, to say what you believe in and to recognise people and organisations that enriched your life.

ANU Alumna and bequest donor Ms Hester Gascoigne

Making a gift in your will to The Australian National University is a lasting legacy that can create a better future. Your bequest will help us create opportunities for our students, staff and researchers. It will ensure excellence is embedded in our approach as Australia's national university.  

By remembering ANU in your will, we can make a positive impact on what matters the most to you.  

What can you support?

By leaving a gift in your will to the University, you can support:

  • Scholarships for students who might otherwise be unable to study at ANU
  • An academic discipline or research priority that you are passionate about
  • Distinctive learning opportunities such as international collaboration and study
  • Endowed positions including Chairs and Professorships
  • and a variety of other important areas of research and teaching at ANU

You can also leave an unrestricted gift in your will. Such a bequest allows the University or a College to use the funds to support critical initiatives and other areas of greatest need - so valuable in today's rapidly changing world.

Frequently asked questions

Making a lasting impact

Professor Carola Vinuesa
Professor Carola Vinuesa

New hope for research on rare autoimmune disease

Co-director of the ANU Centre for Personalised Immunology (CPI) calls it a 'game-changer'. She's referring to the $10 million bequest for research on dermatomyositis, a rare autoimmune disease.

John Mitchell OAM
John Mitchell OAM

Generous gift to research real-world solutions to poverty

Farmer, philanthropist and ANU alumnus, John Mitchell OAM, has donated $1.25 million to ANU to find universal solutions to the issues affecting the world's poorest communities, as well as a $5 million bequest for an endowed chair of economic policy.

John Love
John Love

The Love bequest

Professor Love spent his life helping people from all walks of life and his giving will continue, through his bequest to ANU, to assist students, researchers and particularly the recipients of the Love Scholarship.

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