Geoff is a retired orthopaedic surgeon who has supported CBA for more than 25 years.

The gift that lives on

Bequests are for everyone! A sociologist surveyed men and women who had lived for over 90 years. He asked, “If you had it all over again, what would you do differently?”

The same three responses were made over and over:

We would reflect more, risk more and do more that would live on after we’re gone.

Remembering CBA with a gift in your Will…

Leaving a gift in your will is one easy way you can contribute to CBA’s mission to shed light on the Christian faith for thousands of New Zealanders. Your contribution will make a huge difference and it will go on making a difference long in to the future.

Giving by bequest – The family comes first

When drawing up your Will, we encourage you to think of your family first.  Speak with your family about your plans so they understand why you’re choosing  to remember CBA in your Will. We also recommend that you seek professional advice and speak with your lawyer about preparing or altering your Will. There are a numbers of ways to remember CBA in your Will:

  • a specific dollar amount
  • a specific % of your estate
  • a specific gift, asset, or property
  • the residue of your estate

How much should I leave?

We would encourage you to give as you feel you can, we receive gifts small and large. It’s easy to add a paragraph to your existing Will. A suggestion for the wording can be found below. If you don’t have a Will, see a solicitor or the Public Trust Office. It will make the distribution of your estate much easier and give you peace of mind.

Wording in the Will

This is the wording required to remember CBA in your Will…this paragraph can just be added to your existing Will.
“I hearby bequeath to Christian Broadcasting Association Trust, free of all taxes, duties and expenses, – the sum of $………. [or “the residue of my estate”] [or a description of assets or property] [or ……% of my estate] for the general purposes of the Trust.
The Trust’s receipt signed by one of the Trustees shall be a full and sufficient discharge to my Trustee(s) who shall not be bound to see to the application thereof.”

Let us know

Please let us know if you have left or are considering leaving a gift in your Will to CBA,  we would love to thank you for this gift and and stay in touch. If you would like to speak with us phone Kate on 09 525 2730.

Further questions

If you would like to discuss leaving a gift in your Will to CBA, or would like further information, please  contact us by email, or phone Kate on 0800 772 937 to discuss personally.

Feel free to download a PDF of our CBA Bequest Brochure to read more about leaving a gift in your Will.

Our Charities Services number is CC 20478.