Serious illness affects us all.
You can paint a different picture for future generations.

The journey of medical discovery is a series of small steps forward. The life-changing treatment options we have access to today have been made possible by the commitment and generosity of those who have gone before us.

You can continue this progress as a GMRF Future Discovery Partner. You can leave a legacy that will lead to new discoveries, helping to better understand, treat and prevent serious illnesses.

After looking after your loved ones in your Will, you can look after the health of future generations through a gift in your Will to GMRF’s medical research.

No matter the size of your gift, it all makes a difference and provides a vital source of funding for our research. By choosing to leave a gift in your Will, you will be joining other Future Discovery Partners to make a lasting contribution to a healthier future for generations to come.

Want to find out more?

For an obligation-free, confidential conversation about becoming a Future Discovery Partner or to receive more information about leaving a gift in your Will, please contact Julie Greaves, GMRF Donor Relations Officer, on 07 3394 7284 or at


Download the brochure to find out more about leaving a gift in your Will.


Download the fact sheet on Gifts in Wills from Thynne + Macartney.

Types of Gift in Will
  • A residuary gift. After distribution of other bequests and payments you can leave what is left to charity.
  • A proportion of your estate. You may specify a percentage or fraction of your estate to be gifted to the Charity.
  • A nominated sum of cash. A specific monetary amount can be gifted to the Charity.
  • A non-cash gift. Items such as jewellery or a share portfolio can be gifted to the Charity.
Suggested Wording for a Gift in your Will to GMRF

To leave a gift to the Gallipoli Medical Research Foundation, you should use wording:

“I give devise and bequeath to Gallipoli Medical Research Foundation Ltd, ACN 077 750693 (Insert the whole of / or the amount of $ / or specify percentage / or the residue) of my estate of whatsoever nature or kind and wheresoever situated to be applied for the purposes of conducting medical research at Gallipoli Medical Research Foundation. And I direct that the receipt of the Secretary of Gallipoli Medical Research Foundation shall be a full and sufficient discharge to my Executor for the bequest which is to be applied to the general purposes of the Foundation”.

While you can create a Will on your own, we recommend seeking the advice and instruction of professionals like GMRF Discovery Partner, Thynne + Macartney

Stories from Our Future Discovery Partners

Jane Francis

In 2013, Jane’s life was turned upside down when she was diagnosed with a rare blood condition often associated with cancer. For the past seven years, Jane has received regular treatment at Greenslopes Private Hospital. It was there she saw the power of medical research in action.

“Without research, I would be a lot worse off than I am. That’s what I am hoping for when I donate to GMRF – that I am helping progress current and future research.”

Jane hopes for the future. And with two adult children, she also hopes for grandkids! She became a Future Discovery Partner to help create a future where their lives aren’t impacted by illness the way hers is.

Bob Ney

Bob is passionate about veteran health. He spent over three decades in the military, rising from Private to Major and serving Australia across the world.

Bob’s first wife Bernadette, who was also a veteran, passed away from vascular illness in early 2018. It was through Bernadette’s treatment at Greenslopes Private Hospital the couple found out about GMRF’s research for veterans and the wider community.

“While she was in hospital she read up on GMRF. The work in posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) added more fuel to the flame of our interest. We saw that GMRF took a whole-body approach and focussed on creating real solutions.”

“We made sure to look after our family first, then included a gift in our Will to GMRF. We know this will go to improve the health of veterans, and anyone else that can be helped by this research.”


Contact Julie Greaves, GMRF’s friendly Donor Relations Officer, on 07 3394 7284 or at