Leave a Legacy - A Gift In Your Will

Leaving a gift in your Will is an important way to make a huge difference to your local community for generations to come.  When you leave a gift in your Will we ensure your gift stays local and supports the causes you care about most.

Your gift to the community

Geyser welcomes gifts of all sizes.

  1. •Leave a gift of any size to our Rotorua Community, Taupo Community, Arts, Education & Leadership or Environment Funds.  These Funds respond to the changing needs of our communities over time.
  2. Leave a gift in your Will to support one of Geyser's increasing number of existing Funds.  See "Our Funds".
  3. Leave a gift in your Will of $50,000 or more to set up your own Fund.  You choose the name of your Fund and causes you want to benefit.  The Geyser Community Foundation will ensure grants are distributed according to your wishes - forever.

There are several ways to leave a gift in your Will to the local community through the Geyser Community Foundation:

  • A Residuary Legacy - is the remaining value of an estate when all other bequests to family and friends have been made.
  • A Pecuniary Legacy - is a fixed amount or item specified in a Will.
  • A Percentage of your Estate - specify a gift of a percentage of the value of your estate.
  • A Reversionary Legacy - allows a surviving beneficiary to benefit from the estate during his or her lifetime and then for the balance of the estate to be passed to the Geyser Community Foundation.

Making or changing a Will does not have to be complicated.  You should consult a solicitor for advice.  If you would like help to think through your gift to the Geyser Community Foundation, contact our Executive Officer, Annette Burgess.

Making a distribution from your Family Trust

If your assets are primarily held in a family trust you may like to leave instructions for your trustees to make a gift through the trust rather than provide for it in your Will.  Your trust may already provide for charities as potential beneficiaries, or you may want to talk to your solicitor to ensure charitable giving is enabled by your trust.

Let us know

If you decide to leave a gift in your Will, or through your family trust, to the Geyser Community Foundation, we would be delighted to hear from you or your solicitor.  We treat all information you give us in strict confidence unless you authorise us in writing to disclose details of your generosity.


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Geyser Community Foundation, P.O. Box 1742 , Rotorua 3040, New Zealand | Phone : 07 349 7496 | Email: info@geysercf.org.nz