We use the Warrnambool Art Gallery to learn from the past and understand the present – but it is our responsibility to shape the Gallery’s Collection for a sustainable future. It must be acknowledged that gifts of money and bequests have been the most important factor in determining the scope and quality of the Gallery’s present day collections.
Supporting the Warrnambool Art Gallery through a bequest is one of the most meaningful legacies you can provide. A bequest will enrich the cultural life of the Warrnambool region for generations to come. Many important works in the Gallery’s Collection have been purchased with bequest funds or bequeathed to the Gallery by generous supporters.
We encourage you to make a bequest directed to Foundation’s Permanent Endowment Fund but will accept bequest funds to be spent immediately on a single work or works through the Foundation’s Art Acquisition Fund.
Bequests of art works, funds or property to the Foundation can be directed specifically to:
- gifting art work under the Cultural Gifts Program;
- providing funds to the Art Acquisition Fund or the Permanent Endowment Fund;
- supporting the Gallery’s education and outreach services within the Region.
Your solicitor or financial adviser can provide further assistance in making arrangements for bequests to the Gallery through the Foundation in your will.
The following bequest clause would provide prospective draftsmen two simple options when drafting a will:
“I give the sum of $………….to the Warrnambool Art Gallery Foundation:
- for the acquisition of works of art;
- for the promotion and understanding of art.
The receipt of an authorised officer of the Warrnambool Art Gallery Foundation shall be an absolute discharge to my executors.
By notifying the Foundation of your bequest, you are able to enjoy a fulfilling association with one of Australia’s leading regional art galleries as well as leaving an inspirational legacy for the future.
Please contact the Foundation for further information.
Major Donors Membership levels of ‘Governor’ and above will be considered to be ‘Major donors’.
Major donor’s gifts within the Permanent Endowment Fund will be held in a named fund, invested within the Trust pool, the earnings from which will be used to purchase works, ensuring that the donor will be given continuing accreditation in perpetuity. The donor’s name will appear on the label in the gallery space, and will form part of the caption whenever the work is published.
Major donors will also be acknowledged in perpetuity on the donor boards within the Gallery.
Levels of Gift Recognition
Donations to the Foundation are Tax Deductible
Warrnambool Art Gallery Foundation Membership
Download: Membership Application Form
For further information please contact the Warrnambool Art Gallery Foundation.
Warrnambool Art Gallery Foundation
P.O. Box 5199, Warrnambool, Victoria 3280
Telephone: 03 5559 4949