A legacy (bequest) is an amazing way to make a lasting difference for the many families and communities who are helped by Auckland DHB.

You can leave a gift in your will (a legacy) that will save lives for years to come.  Your legacy may mean ground-breaking equipment can be purchased, or a crucial piece of research can transform the way healthcare is delivered.

As there are new medical advancements every day, to ensure your gift has the biggest possible impact, we encourage you to leave your gift towards ‘general charitable purposes’. If you’d like to speak to someone about leaving a gift to a specific department or area, please contact us on 09 307 6039.

Whatever you decide, you can be sure your gift will go towards ensuring the future of healthcare in Auckland is world-class, providing greater positive health outcomes not only for Aucklanders, but for the whole of New Zealand.

The importance of having a will

Having a valid will means what you own goes directly to the people and causes you care most about.  We know your family, friends and loved ones come first.  Once they’re accounted for, and you’re considering the legacy you’d like to leave, would you consider leaving a percentage to the work of the Auckland Health Foundation?

Every gift, regardless of its size, is deeply appreciated.  The reality is, your gift could save the life of a mother, father, sibling or best friend.  It’s a powerful investment into the future of health across New Zealand.

It doesn’t take long to make a huge difference – a simple will can take as little as an hour to do.  If you already have a will, you can still include a legacy to the Auckland Health Foundation by adding a codicil – a short legal amendment to your will.

If you would like a codicil document, please email hannah@aucklandhealthfoundation.org.nz or call 09 307 6039.

Your gift, your choice

You can choose to leave a lasting legacy that best reflects your wishes.  There are three main types of gift for you to consider:

  • Include a percentage of the remainder of your estate (known as the residue). After you have provided for family and friends, just a small percentage, such as 5% or 10%, will make a huge difference.  This type of gift won’t lose its value over time.
  • Nominate a percentage of your estate that you would like the Auckland Health Foundation to receive.  As per above, this gift will also keep its value over time.
  • Choose to leave a specific amount of money, real estate, shares etc. to the Auckland Health Foundation – this is a pecuniary bequest.

If you need to make or change your will, we suggest you speak to a solicitor to make sure your wishes are met.  But we’re always here to answer any questions you have about including a gift to the Auckland Health Foundation.

Our promise to you

Leaving a gift in your will to the Auckland Health Foundation is one of the best ways to support our work.  In return, we promise:

  • Every dollar you give will be stretched as far as possible. We will spend your gift efficiently and cost-effectively so it has the most impact.
  • We know that your decision is yours alone and that circumstances can change. We will respect your privacy. We’d love to hear if you’ve chosen to include us in your Will – but you don’t have to tell us. If you do choose to let us know, we’d really just like to say thank you.
  • We’d like to give you the choice about how we contact you in the future. That way we can keep you connected to the life-saving work your gift will make possible.
  • We will remain transparent and accountable.
  • We are always here. If there is anything you want to know about your gift to us, or the difference you’ll make, please get in touch on 09 307 6039.

Our success is not just the equipment, research and facilities our supporters fund, but the lives they enrich and save in doing so.  Through your legacy, you can play an important part in enriching and saving lives in the future.

Email candy@aucklandhealthfoundation.org.nz or call 09 307 6039 to discuss the lasting legacy you’d like to leave.