Legacy Giving

Your gift creates a living legacy in the form of support in various ways –  life changing  systems and supports that continues to improve the quality of life of our clients each and every day.

  • A gift in your will can help change lives forever
  • A gift in your will is a priceless gift
  • Your gift will leave behind a living legacy

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Talk to us

If you are considering making a bequest to the Cork Association for Autism in your will, we would be happy to discuss this with you. You’re welcome to visit our office in Carrigtwohill to meet some of our staff and get a better understanding about what we do.

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Making a will

Once you have made a decision to leave a gift in your will, it is simple to implement. With a little help from a solicitor, a clause in your will in favour the Cork Association for Autism will ensure that your gift will reach us at a future date. Through your generosity, we will help people achieve independence and a better quality of life.

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Types of gifts you can leave in your will

You can leave a gift in your will in various ways, here are some suggestions
A Pecuniary Gift
This is a gift of a specified amount of money

A Specific Gift
This is sometimes called a legacy. This is a gift of a specific item such as property, jewellery, stocks, shares or other valuables.

A Residuary Gift
A Residuary Gift refers to the the remainder of your estate after all other gifts to family and friends have been distributed and all outgoings have been resolved.

A Reversionary Gift
This is a gift in which a named person has access to the estate, which only reverts to the charity on the death of that person. For instance, the will states that a friend is allowed to live in your house until their death, when it will revert to the charity.

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Some frequently asked questions

What is the difference between a legacy and a bequest?

A legacy is straight forward gift of money left in a will. A bequest refers to property and possessions.

I have made my will, can I change it?

It is important you keep your will up-to-date to take account of changing circumstances. If you would like to include the Cork Association for Autism in your existing will you can do this by adding a codicil.

What is a codicil?

A codicil is a document that amends an existing will. There is no limit to the number of codicils which can be made to one will.

The Next Step

Once you have made a decision to leave a gift in your will, it is simple to implement. The easiest way to go about finalising this is to speak to your solicitor.