Leaving A Legacy

“What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others”
Pericles (Greek Statesman, c 420BC)

Leaving a legacy with the Cystic Fibrosis New Zealand (CFNZ) is one way to remain woven into the community, and to live on beyond your lifetime and well into the future.

You can help CFNZ to provide the services that make such a difference in the lives of people affected by Cystic Fibrosis. Those affected with the condition, their families, communities, and health professionals.

CFNZ is an incorporated not-for-profit organisation which receives little government funding. We rely on the generosity of the public through donations, fundraising efforts, and bequests to fund our vital work within the CF community.

When leaving a legacy you have many choices, including

  • legacy Making a bequest for the general pur­poses of CFNZ
  • Creating a permanent endowment fund or contributing to a fund managed by CFNZ.  You may want to appoint a Trustee of your choice, or nominate CFNZ as Trustee
  • Creating a named Trust in memory of a loved one
  • Leaving an asset, such as property that will go on generating income, shares or bonds, jewellery or art
  • Funding a specific CFNZ programme of particular significance to you, such as research, tertiary education, welfare assistance, information library, advocacy, family education or administration

Your bequest may be for a stated amount of money, it may be a share of the entire estate, it may be in relation to a specific asset, or it may be all or part of everything that is left after you have provided for family and friends.

Your legal advisor can help you to find the right words to give effect to your wishes. If you are planning to leave a legacy or bequest, please

  • Get professional advice with drawing up your will
  • Discuss all the terms and conditions with your legal advisor
  • Appoint competent Trustees and Executors to ensure any special conditions are met
  • Talk to us about what you would like to doCoverCFANZLeavingLegacy

In Memoriam Donations

For many people, ‘In Memoriam’ donations to a charity of choice at times of bereavement are a thoughtful and positive way of celebrating the life of a loved one.

Donations can be left at the funeral service to be forwarded to CFNZ or you may wish to send your donation directly to us. Please include the name of the person that you are remembering and your own details so that we can send you a receipt.

For more details please refer to our brochure ‘Leaving a legacy’, or contact the CFNZ Office for assistance.