Leaving a legacy to NZAVS is one of the most significant ways to support us in our ongoing mission to abolish vivisection in New Zealand.
As we are a non-profit organisation, we rely solely on donations and legacies to be able to continue our work in ending animal experimentation and promoting non-animal based, more reliable, applicable and scientifically valid methods.
We understand preparing a Will is very personal but this type of special gift is such an incredible way to continue your support for an organisation or cause that is close to your heart. A legacy can also be a fitting tribute in memory of a loved pet/companion animal, especially as many animals are used in experiments each year.
How to leave a legacy to NZAVS?
Leaving a legacy is as easy as providing for your loved ones. And it can be as much, or as little, as you want.
To leave a legacy we recommend talking to a solicitor or a trustee company about making a Will or changing your current Will to include a provision like the example text below:
Leaving assets or money to NZAVS:
I leave to the New Zealand Anti-Vivisection Society (Inc.): (Description of assets or amount) absolutely for the general purposes of the said society and I direct that the receipt of the treasurer or other duly authorized officer shall be a sufficient discharge to my Executors.
Leaving an estate to NZAVS:
I leave to the New Zealand Anti-Vivisection Society (Inc.): (Proportion of estate or residue) for its general purposes and I direct that the receipt of the Treasurer or other duly authorized officer shall be a sufficient discharge to my Executors.
Legal Name: The New Zealand Anti-Vivisection Society (Inc)
Also known as NZAVS
Incorporated Society number: 218629
Please remember to let us know if you decide to leave us a gift in your Will. This will allow us to thank you personally for your generous consideration of NZAVS and ending animal experimentation in NZ and allows us to provide you with regular updates on our work! We also, of course, understand if you would rather remain anonymous.
Thank you to all our supporters for enabling us to continue our work in ending animal experimentation in NZ and making the world a better place for animals and humans alike.