Frequently Asked Questions

How to leave a gift in your will?

There are a number of ways you can make a bequest to ANU:

  • A percentage or portion of your estate
  • Pecuniary - a fixed amount of money
  • Residual - the remainder of your estate after providing for family and friends
  • A specific item or asset including property, shares, bonds and artwork

How will my gift be managed?

You may direct the University to support a purpose in perpetuity, or give ANU the flexibility to use the funds to achieve an immediate impact. You can support an existing fund or purpose, or establish a new opportunity.

All gifts to the University are accounted for by the ANU Foundation and governed by the ANU Foundation Board to ensure the wishes of the donor are met in accordance with the ANU Foundation statute 2018. 

All gifts contribute directly to the purpose for which they are intended, and none of the gift is used for administration costs.

Our Gift and Estate Planning team can provide you with suggested wording to include a gift to ANU in your will. Please contact us to start the conversation

We strongly encourage you to seek professional legal advice for your estate planning and to ensure your will is validly executed and up to date. ANU is unable to provide you with legal or financial advice.


Thank you for thinking about including our national university in your will. We encourage you to contact us to talk about how your intentions can be achieved.

By notifying us that you have left a gift to ANU in your will, you will join our community of bequest donors. We welcome the opportunity to recognise your generous commitment with regular updates from the University.

If you have already remembered ANU through a bequest, we would be grateful if you could contact our Gift and Estate Planning team with your completed Let Us Know Form.

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