Support us Planned giving Gifts in Wills Remembering the Bionics Institute in your Will is a practical way of making a difference in people’s lives. Gifts in Wills contribute to our important biomedical research and help support research projects, laboratory equipment purchases, research fellowships and student scholarships. Gifts in Wills can be cash, property, artwork, or investments. It can be a nominated amount, a percentage of your property, or the residue after all your other gifts, taxes and debts have been fulfilled. For more information download the planned giving brochure. "I have included a gift in my will to the Bionics Institute with the hope of bringing joy to many more deaf children in years to come.” - Betty How to leave a gift in your Will to the Bionics Institute The Bionics Institute can give suggestions of specific research programs to be supported. However, we would prefer a gift to the general purposes of the Institute, as a specific research program may not be current at the time that your will operates. Your Will needs to be carefully written to comply with legal requirements. It is advisable to seek assistance from a solicitor; please download suggested wording for your will. Adding a codicil to your Will If you already have a Will you can still support the Bionics Institute by adding a codicil. Your solicitor or legal advisor will assist you to complete a codicil form; please download suggested wording for your codicil. Code of conduct We are committed to the highest standards of professionalism; for details read our code of conduct. Keep in touch If you are considering supporting the Bionics Institute with a gift in your Will, we encourage you to contact us on 03 9667 7500. Should you wish your gift to remain anonymous, we will respect this, and acknowledge your contribution privately. Memorial gifts A gift in lieu of flowers at a funeral of a family member, friend or colleague, is a special way to honour their memory. Some supporters also make an annual memorial gift on the anniversary or birthday of the loved one they wish to commemorate. If you wish to encourage memorial gifts at a funeral, a family member or your funeral director please contact our Head of Philanthropy at or on 03 9667 7537 to arrange personalised memorial donation forms and envelopes. We acknowledge all memorial gifts by sending a thank you receipt letter. An acknowledgement letter will be forwarded to the bereaved family advising them that you have given a memorial gift (no dollar amount is mentioned).