Bequest Funds to the RACGP
Help us reach our vision of a ‘Healthy Profession. Healthy Australia’ by making a Bequest to the RACGP Foundation today
Making a donation or leaving a bequest to the RACGP Foundation means money will be available to fund research and projects identified as fostering a positive change in general practice.
- 100% of the funds donated to the RACGP Foundation are used to directly fund research and projects
- A bequest allows you to make a significant difference without impacting your ability to also show support for loved ones
- A bequest will have no impact on your day-to-day lifestyle
- A bequest can ensure your generosity is recognised for years to come.
Types of bequests
Residual bequest - an amount, proportion or percentage of your estate after all allocations to loved ones and friends plus funeral and executor expenses are covered. This can be a combination of cash, property, or shares.
Endowments - an investment fund established to provide long term interest income. Provides sustainability to ongoing research and projects.
Grant or specific bequest - a gift to an outlined project or cause that you prefer to support.
In memoriam - A donation in a loved ones name to honour their passing.
Suggested wording for your bequest - The RACGP recommends that you have your will prepared or updated by a qualified solicitor to ensure your directions are carried out as intended.
For further information about the RACGP Foundation, or if you are interested in making a bequest please phone (03) 8699 0497 or email email@example.com.
Generous bequest from the estate of M N L D Joseph
Dr Lynn Harvey Joseph, a World War II veteran and survivor of the Kokoda Track, left $700,000 to the RACGP in the interests of complex chronic disease research when he passed away in July 2013.
The RACGP will use the funding to establish a new research position known as the M, N, L and D Joseph Bequest Research Fellow, who will be appointed to review the evidence surrounding best practice for complex chronic disease treatment.
The bequest is named after the four Joseph brothers, Maurice, Neil, Lynn and Douglas, who were all medical graduates of the Medical School of Sydney spanning the years 1929 to 1947. Maurice went on to be an eminent thoracic physician in Sydney, Neil was a GP in Bondi Beach and Harden, NSW, Lynn was a GP in Maroubra, NSW and Douglas was Foundation Nuffield Professor of Anaesthetics at the University of Sydney, based at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.
It is anticipated the M, N, L and D Joseph Bequest Research Fellow will review relevant literature and write academic papers for publication in the RACGP flagship publication Australian Family Physician (AFP), a peer reviewed scientific journal.
The research fellow will also provide clinical briefs and supporting documents, enabling greater understanding and skills in this area of medicine.
The M, N, L and D Joseph Bequest Research Fellow award will be presented annually at the RACGP's national academic session, alongside other RACGP award winners.
Generous bequest from Dr Walter Monz
The Dr Walter Monz e-book collection was established from a generous bequest of $10,000 given by Dr Walter Monz MB BS (Hons) to the Queensland Faculty of the RACGP.
Dr Monz was dedicated to his work as a general practitioner for more than 50 years and was much loved by his patients. He passed away on 29 January 2003 at the age of 88 and he is sorely missed by the community and his family.
Throughout his life Dr Monz maintained a keen interest in keeping up-to-date with technology and appreciated the valuable opportunities that it posed for medical education. With this in mind, Dr Monz’s bequest was used to broaden the range of electronic resources available to College members to assist them with their continuing medical education.