Every bequest, no matter the size, helps to strengthen SVI's future. Your enduring gift will help us continue our quest to understand the complexities of disease, bringing us closer to breakthroughs and improved health.

Why Leave a Bequest to SVI?

When you choose to leave a gift in your Will to SVI, the whole community benefits. Your generosity will provide a source of funds that will allow us to continue our important research. SVI is where hope begins.

Your bequest could fund the cutting edge work of a scientist; the purchase of vital equipment; or the discovery of a drug to treat devastating diseases such as cancer, diabetes or Alzheimer’s.

What is a Bequest?

A bequest is an instruction in your Will to leave a gift (money, property or other asset) to a specific person, organisation or charity. We recommend that you seek legal advice when writing your Will, and discuss the instructions you are making in your Will with your relatives or loved ones.

Types of Bequests

There are three types of bequests:

A set amount of money (pecuniary bequest)
A residue or a % of the residue of your estate once other bequests have been made (residuary bequest)
A specific asset, eg property, art works, shares (specific bequest)

For many donors, the residuary bequest is the most popular. Importantly, you can decide how you wish to support medical research. View these options.

Changing A Will?

Thankfully, making or revising a Will is neither difficult nor expensive. It is essential that you have a Will. Surprisingly, many do not. If you have already made your Will, you or your solicitor can easily add SVI through a short legal amendment to your existing Will (also known as a codicil).

Please Let Us Know

If you have included, or are considering including, St Vincent’s Institute of Medical Research in your Will, please let us know.  We would like the opportunity to recognise and thank you for your gift.

Bequestors who have advised SVI of their intention to leave a bequest will be invited to join the Jack Holt Society.

For a confidential chat or further information please (03) 9231 2480 or email