Join us on Tuesday November 16th from 2:00 - 4:00pm at the Byron Community Centre for an informative and social afternoon with NRCF Chair, Nicole Weber sharing the vision of the Foundation for future generations, comedian and lawyer, Mark Swivel of Barefoot Law providing an insight into the dos and don’ts of Will writing, NRCF Bequest Ambassadors, John Bennett and Paul Jameson sharing their inspiring stories, Q&A session and afternoon tea.
Since 2005, the Northern Rivers Community Foundation has been responding to the changing needs of our community by connecting those who care with those in need.
Embedded in the community we serve, based on community empowerment, ownership and leadership, and with deep local knowledge and networks, NRCF partners with community organisations and philanthropists seeking to support positive change, build social equity and ensure the success of community development initiatives in the future.
The Foundation is here for the long-term, and through our bequest program and perpetual funds, provide a smart and convenient way for families to create a legacy in line with what they stand for, and that their children’s children can be truly proud of.
Including a charity in your Will is a very personal decision and one that needs to be carefully considered. The act of bequeathing to an organisation like NRCF is a special thing for any family as they decide on their contribution for the greater good, and the cause they feel the most drawn to. It also provides parents with a practical and inspiring platform to pass on their family’s values and ensure that the intent of their charitable legacy is carried out over successive generations. Whatever the amount bequeathed or donated as a living legacy, every contribution is invaluable.
When people who want to see change come together, wonderful things happen. Former Chair, and now Patron of NRCF, John Callanan said in his speech at a donor event in April this year, “my dad used to say, it’s better to give than receive and I didn’t believe him - I thought it was religious brainwashing to fill the collection plate on Sunday, but now I know that he was right. And I am not the only one - Saint Francis of Assisi said, “For it is in the giving that we receive”, Winston Churchill was quoted as saying, “We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give” and Anne Frank whilst hiding from the Germans during the second world-war wrote in her diary, “No one has ever become poor by giving.”
NRCF donors have the opportunity to share in a collective goal, to connect at functions that feel more like a wedding than a charity event, and meet grant recipients, made possible through their contribution.
NRCF donors are friends for life, and together experience the satisfaction and joy that only the act of genuine philanthropy can bring. We hope to see you there.
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Bequests to the Northern Rivers Community Foundation
Choosing a NRCF Sub Fund
It is important to us that we understand your funding wishes when we receive your bequest. There are three main options for you:
- You can elect to leave a bequest to a specific Sub Fund of the Foundation which will benefit community groups whose activities support that particular cause, region and/or target group. For example, if you indicate the bequest to go to the Environment Fund, grants will go to support community groups working to conserve & protect our local natural environment. For a full list of our Sub Funds, please go to our website here.
- You may like to support the long-term stability of the Foundation by leaving a bequest to the Administration Fund, or
- You can leave the decision-making to the Foundation by selecting the General Giving Fund. Grants will be distributed through our annual grant programs which target current needs of our community.
The following bequest clauses have been prepared as a guide only. We ask that you seek independent legal advice. The clauses cover various options for making a bequest to the Northern Rivers Community Foundation. If you would like to nominate a specific Sub Fund to receive your Bequest, please include that Sub Fund in one of the suggested clauses below. For more information on the legal structure of the organisation please refer to the website: https://nrcf.org.au/about/structure-team
Meet some of our NRCF Ambassadors HERE
Recommended Will Clause for Bequests
The wording below is suggested as a general guide for you and your advisors. We recommend you seek legal advice when making your Will as individual circumstances may vary.
a) In relation to a specific gift (property)
- I GIVE free of all duties and taxes the sum of (insert amount) to the (insert full name of sub fund) of the Trustee for the NORTHERN RIVERS COMMUNITY FOUNDATION ABN 62 853 581 899 and which trades under the name Northern Rivers Community Foundation (NRCF) of 5/17 Walker St, Clunes, NSW 2480 (hereafter referred to as The Foundation). The receipt of the Secretary, Treasurer or Public Officer from time to time of the Foundation shall be an absolute and sufficient discharge to my executors.
b) In relation to a gift of a residue of an estate
- I GIVE free of all duties and taxes the residue of my estate (or a specified percentage of the residue of my estate) to the NORTHERN RIVERS COMMUNITY FOUNDATION LTD ABN 88105475536 and which trades under the name Northern Rivers Community Foundation (NRCF) of 5/17 Walker St, Clunes, NSW 2480 (hereafter referred to as The Foundation). The receipt of the Secretary, Treasurer or Public Officer from time to time of the Foundation shall be an absolute and sufficient discharge to my executors.
The following clause provides for situations such as a change of name or a change of Trustee and can be added to the bequest: “If the gift cannot take effect, to the charitable organisation or organisations in Australia which my Executors consider most nearly fulfils or fulfil the objects I intend to benefit.”
Northern Rivers Community Foundation ABN 62 853 581 899
Postal Address: PO Box 304, CLUNES NSW 2480
Phone: 0499 862 886