Making a Bequest is creating an enduring legacy for you and your family.
It is a special gift which both acknowledges your life and enables your family to support the vital work undertaken by the Holocaust Centre of New Zealand for future generations.
Your Bequest will make a difference.
Making a Bequest to HCNZ
It is essential that you discuss making a bequest with your legal representative to determine the type of bequest which best reflects your personal wishes and priorities.
In your Will, you can nominate HCNZ as a beneficiary or part-beneficiary, in the following ways:
Allocate a specific amount, or percentage of your Will, to HCNZ
Allocate property (e.g. house, land) to HCNZ
Allocate specific items (including artefacts), money, shares etc to HCNZ
Nominate HCNZ as a beneficiary in your insurance policy
Establish a trust fund where interest earned is donated to HCNZ
Designate 'all the rest' and/or the 'residue of the estate' to HCNZ.
Types of Bequests
A Bequest to HCNZ is generally made in one of the four ways:
General Purpose Bequest - to help fund the Centre’s ongoing costs associated with day-to-day operations. Such costs would include, but are not limited to, staff and educator salaries, equipment/facilities, technology, marketing, rent, training, and the collating and recording of survivor testimonies.
Specific Purpose Bequest - to help fund one or more of our key projects and/or programmes. These currently include: The Children’s Holocaust Memorial, the bi-annual New Zealand secondary school teachers’ intensive course at Yad Vashem (Israel), the annual United Nations International Holocaust Remembrance Day activities and the Te Reo translation of Anne Frank’s Diary.
Gift in Perpetuity - administered by the Holocaust Centre of New Zealand.
Artefact Bequest - for the preservation and exhibition of gifted artefact/s to the Centre’s existing collection.