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Leaving a Bequest to CDU

An enduring legacy with a powerful impact.
CDU Bequest society- Nancy Kingsland and Alison Jackson

Pictured: Sisters Nancy Kingsland and Alison Jackson, valued CDU Bequestors.

A powerful way to support CDU

A bequest is a powerful way to support CDU that can have a long-lasting impact. It is an opportunity to leave behind a gift of knowledge as a lasting reminder of your life and your values in a way that will benefit many generations of students, teaching staff and researchers.

It is your chance to create a lasting legacy and contribute to the future of CDU as a university.

Leave a legacy and be part of CDU's future

By making a bequest to CDU, you can help shape someone’s life through a scholarship, support innovation through research or inspire a new generation of students.

It can help us appoint world-class academics, provide support for Indigenous students, reward high-achieving students, assist students from disadvantaged backgrounds, help grow the University’s art collection, or enhance the growth of the region by contributions to new teaching facilities. 

Or you may simply wish to make an untied gift to be used as the University’s priorities change over time.

Consult your legal advisor

A bequest can be made through your Will at any time, and you can pledge as little or as much as you like.  We recommend you consult with your legal advisor before drafting or updating your Will.


Advancement welcomes enquires and will work with you to ensure your gift goes exactly where it is intended.  If you wish to discuss leaving a gift in your Will to Charles Darwin University, please contact:

Bree Willsmore
Vice-President Community Connection
P: +61 8 8946 6646

Information for Solicitors and Executors

If a client chooses to leave a bequest in his or her Will to Charles Darwin University, you can view a copy of our suggested Will wording here. (opens in new window)
We also encourage clients to notify Charles Darwin University of bequest intentions in order to ensure appropriate recognition and acknowledgement.

If you are the executor of a Will that includes a bequest to Charles Darwin University (or the CDU Foundation) and require assistance, please contact:
Bree Willsmore
Vice-President Community Connections
T: 08 8946 6646
Mail: CDU, Casuarina Campus NT 0909

Important information

Types of bequests

Suggested wording for a gift in your will

Frequently asked questions

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