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Leave a gift in your will

A bequest to the Gallery is a generous way for you to make a lasting contribution for the benefit of future generations. Bequests to the Gallery, of any amount, can help strengthen the collections and expand our programs.

The Gallery aims to build lasting relationships with our donors. If you are considering making a bequest we invite you to discuss your intentions with us so we can thank you personally and make sure your wishes are understood.

Your bequest can be directed to the Foundation (‘Art Gallery of NSW Foundation’), a capital fund which acquires major works of art for the Gallery’s collections. Or it can be directed to the Gallery itself (‘Art Gallery of NSW Trust’) for any specific area of support.

Suggested wording

Suggested wording for a simple gift in a will to the Foundation is:

I give devise and bequeath [% of my estate/$x /the rest and residue of my estate] to the Art Gallery of New South Wales Foundation ('the Foundation’) for the use and benefit of the Foundation at its absolute discretion and I direct that a receipt from the Secretary of the Foundation shall be sufficient discharge for such gift.

Suggested wording for a simple gift in a will to the Gallery itself is:

I give devise and bequeath [% of my estate/$x /the rest and residue of my estate] to the Art Gallery of New South Wales Trust ('the Gallery’) for the use and benefit of the Gallery at its absolute discretion and I direct that a receipt from the Secretary of the Gallery shall be sufficient discharge for such gift.

We’d like to thank you

Bequests are managed by the Foundation office and when you make a bequest we’d like to acknowledge your contribution by offering you honorary Foundation membership at a level commensurate with the value of your bequest.

Foundation membership can include:

  • being eligible to have your name listed on the Foundation honour board
  • invitations to private viewings of major exhibitions, with a talk by the exhibition curator, the Gallery’s director or another leading art expert
  • receiving the Foundation’s twice-yearly newsletter

For further information

Head of philanthropy
Jane Wynter
Tel 02 9225 1818
Jane.Wynter@ag.nsw.gov.au

Philanthropy manager
Fiona Barbouttis
Tel 02 9225 1684
Fiona.Barbouttis@ag.nsw.gov.au

See also Donate artwork.

The Foundation is the Gallery’s major acquisition fund and the umbrella organisation for all Gallery benefactor groups and funds. Read more

Bequest of Mrs John Minter 1998