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Preserving the orangutan’s future

Including OFIA in your Will and Estate plans enables us to continue to help thousands of orangutans and other wildlife and leaves a lasting legacy for generations to come. Your gift will provide long-term support to ensure the continuing operation of our organization.

You can designate OFIA as a:

  • Direct beneficiary of specific assets within your estate
  • General beneficiary of a portion or percentage of your estate, or
  • Contingent beneficiary of assets designated for loved ones, should they not survive you

Your bequest to OFIA can take any of several forms:

Outright bequest

You may bequeath cash, securities, jewelry, or any other personal property to OFIA. Non-cash assets will generally be converted to cash.

Devise of real estate

You can bequeath real estate, land, or buildings to OFIA. As a general principle, any real estate bequeathed to OFIA will be converted to cash.

Beneficiary designation

You can name OFIA as the beneficiary of a life insurance policy or bank account.

Trust beneficiary

You can name OFIA as either the beneficiary of the income from a trust or beneficiary of a trust at its termination.

Orangutan Foundation International Australia offers this information as a courtesy to caring individuals. Please contact your attorney for assistance in preparing and executing a will to carry out your wishes.

Suggested wording for Wills

For a General Bequest: 

“(A) I give to Orangutan Foundation International Australia (OFIA) or any corporation to which The OFIA registration is voluntarily transferred, the sum of $……….. [or………%] of my estate, free of State and Federal duties, for general use.

(B) If the gift in (A) cannot take effect completely or at all, to the extent that it cannot take effect, I give it to the charitable organisation or organisations in Australia which my executors consider most nearly fulfils or fulfill the objects I intend to benefit.

(C) The receipt of the treasurer, secretary or public officer for the time being of the beneficiary organisation is an absolute discharge to my executor(s).”

For a Bequest for a Specified Purpose:

“(A) I give to The Orangutan Foundation International Australia (OFIA). or any corporation to which the OFIA registration is voluntarily transferred the sum of $..….…. [or ………%] of my estate, free of State and Federal duties, to be used for the purpose of …………….….. (name specific purpose either e.g. ‘habitat protection’, ‘rescue and rehabilitation projects’).

(B) If the gift in (A) cannot take effect completely or at all, to the extent that it cannot take effect, I give it to the charitable organisation or organisations in Australia which my executors consider most nearly fulfils or fulfill the objects I intend to benefit.

(C) The receipt of the treasurer, secretary or public officer for the time being of the beneficiary organisation is an absolute discharge to my executor(s).”

For a Residuary Bequest: 

“(A) I give to Orangutan Foundation International Australia (OFIA). or any corporation to which The OFIA registration is voluntarily transferred under the whole [or stated fraction] of the residue of my estate, free of State and Federal duties, for general use.

(B) If the gift in (A) cannot take effect completely or at all, to the extent that it cannot take effect, I give it to the charitable organisation or organisations in Australia which my executors consider most nearly fulfils or fulfill the objects I intend to benefit.

(C) The receipt of the treasurer, secretary or public officer for the time being of the beneficiary organisation is an absolute discharge to my executor(s).”