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The Everlasting Gift of a Bequest

Leaving a bequest to Bundanon in your Will is one of the greatest gifts you can give. Your bequest will help ensure that Bundanon, with its extraordinary natural environment, world class Art Museum, and its rich calendar of curatorial and learning programs will continue to be offered to everyone into the future.

Arthur and Yvonne Boyd had a vision to provide a haven for artists and those who admire and appreciate the creative arts and the environment. Your gift will ensure that this vision can delight and be shared by many generations to come.

“I want Bundanon to be accessible to any Australian whose life can be enriched by the beauty, the history, the landscape, the environment and by the energy and stimulation from social interaction with Australian creative artists.” Arthur Boyd

What is a Bequest?

A bequest is a gift in one’s Will that is left to a specific beneficiary. Creating a Will ensures that your wishes are respected and that those you ultimately wish to benefit will receive your support.

How do I make a Bequest?

You should speak to your legal advisor who can advise you on how to prepare a Will to incorporate your wishes, or you may like to add a codicil to an existing Will to include Bundanon.

Bequests can be made in several ways, including:

  • A specific asset – shares, property, jewellery, art etc.
  • A specified sum of money
  • A portion or percentage of an estate
  • A life insurance policy
A Bequest to Bundanon

A bequest to Bundanon can be directed towards a specific program, activity or aspect of our operations or the bequest can be left unencumbered to be used by Bundanon as deemed appropriate by the CEO.

The following clause is intended as a guide only for consideration and may assist your legal advisor in the preparation of your Will:

“I give to Bundanon Trust ABN 72 058 829 217 (specific amount or percentage of estate or describe property or other assets) for use and benefit of Bundanon for its general purposes and I direct that receipt from Bundanon Trust shall be sufficient discharge of such a gift”.

We thank you for your interest and consideration of making a bequest to Bundanon and assure you that your privacy and wishes will be given the utmost respect.

Please feel free to fill out the form below or contact us direct to discuss leaving a bequest to Bundanon.

Hetty Wilson
P: +61 2 4422 2100

    “During my 40-year career in arts and education, in schools and in arts and cultural organisations, I have witnessed life-changing experiences of learning through the arts. Naming Bundanon Trust as a beneficiary in my Will was a tangible way in which I can ensure that this wonderful organisation continues to provide regional and remote, low-socioeconomic, and Indigenous school children access to these exceptional programs.” Anonymous benefactor

    “In our wills, Danielle and I have decided to set aside 5% of our residual estate to support Bundanon’s programs for socially and economically disadvantaged schoolchildren.

    We understand that exposure to the Arts – particularly in an environment of beauty and safety – can be both life affirming and life changing, especially for children that are experiencing tough lives.

    Many children do not have the benefits of safe and secure homes and parenting and are unable to readily experience the beauty of Bundanon and its creative education programs, but they are the ones who most need it – for creativity is one way of breaking the cycle of disadvantage and exclusion.

    We know how expensive it is to give these children a Bundanon experience that so many others can afford (and, too often, take for granted).

    So, if a small part of our legacy can contribute to Bundanon’s brilliant work in this area, it will be a powerful and effective gift.”

    Shane and Danielle Simpson
    Simpson-Michel Foundation


    Bundanon acknowledges the people of the Dharawal and Dhurga language groups as the traditional owners of the land within our boundaries, and recognises their continuous connection to culture, community and Country.

    In Dharawal the word Bundanon means deep valley.

    This website contains names, images and voices of deceased Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.