Types of gifts

  • Gifts of money expressed as a dollar amount or percentage of an estate, or the residual value of an estate
  • Distributions from a trust
  • Property
  • Shares
  • Artworks (Please note: gifts of art remain subject to approval through QAGOMA’s Acquisition Policy)

How to include a gift in your Will

We encourage anyone considering including a gift to the Gallery in their Will to speak with us about their wishes.

An unrestricted gift will ensure the Gallery can direct your generosity where it is needed most, as this can change over time. If you are thinking about directing your gift to a specific purpose or activity, we want to ensure your intentions are understood and can provide further information to make sure the Galley can accept your gift in the future.

We would also love to acknowledge your thoughtful generosity.

Discuss with your solicitor

Are you a solicitor or legal advisor? Refer to our Will wording for more information.

We recommend you seek the qualified advice of an independent solicitor before making or revising your Will.

Confirm your gift

Provide an excerpt from your Will that details your gift to QAGOMA, or have your legal representative notify the QAGOMA Foundation in writing that you have left a bequest to the Gallery.

Wording your gift

To include the Gallery in your Will, the following wording may be used:

‘I give [___percentage of Estate / the sum of $___/ specific items (s)____ ] to the Queensland Art Gallery Board of Trustees. I declare that the receipt of the Gallery will be sufficient discharge to my Executors.’

If you have an existing Will and would like to update it to include a gift to QAGOMA, the Gallery can provide you with a codicil form.

How we recognise you

When you notify QAGOMA of your bequest, half of the value specified is honoured as an immediate gift. By making a bequest of more than $8000, you will also be recognised through the corresponding level of Foundation membership.

By confirming your gift, you will enjoy the satisfaction of being acknowledged during your lifetime. We understand that not everyone wishes to be publicly recognised and will ensure that your bequest is confidential, should you wish to remain anonymous.

Members of the Schubert Circle will be acknowledged through an annual event / Photograph: Joe Ruckli

Members of the Schubert Circle will be acknowledged through an annual event / Photograph: Joe Ruckli

The Schubert Circle

Named in honour of one of the Gallery’s greatest supporters, Win Schubert AO, the Schubert Circle acknowledges special individuals who have made a commitment to QAGOMA in their Will. Upon formally notifying the Foundation of a bequest, you will be invited to attend special Schubert Circle events, including an annual function.

A young visitor exploring Olafur Eliasson’s Riverbed 2014 installed during ‘Water’, GOMA 2019 / Purchased 2021. The Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Charitable Trust Collection: The Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Charitable Trust, Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art / Courtesy: The artist; neugerriemschneider, Berlin; Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York / Los Angeles / Photograph: Katie Bennett

A young visitor exploring Olafur Eliasson’s Riverbed 2014 installed during ‘Water’, GOMA 2019 / Purchased 2021. The Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Charitable Trust Collection: The Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Charitable Trust, Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art / Courtesy: The artist; neugerriemschneider, Berlin; Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York / Los Angeles / Photograph: Katie Bennett

Giving in action

See the transformative power of gifts in Wills in practice.

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