Bequests, Sponsorship & Donations
To proactively follow the spirit and intent of our mission, we seek funds to pursue the greater vision entrusted to us. Fundraising programs to support our mission, as such the ones noted below, are an important source of funds to help us continue to deliver our services to the community of Broken Hill and surrounding districts.
Catherine Bonnes AM Scholarship Fund
Making a Bequest
Leaving a charitable bequest in your Will to the Catherine Bonnes AM Scholarship Inc. is an effective way to create a lasting legacy, to provide continuing support to the deaf and hard of hearing people within the community you most care about.
A bequest is a property or a sum of money committed to an organisation and donated upon the donor's death. A bequest can take a variety of forms. Deciding which way you feel is the fairest method of dividing your estate and will determine its format.
Some options include:
1. A percentage bequest - (e.g. I bequeath 20% of my estate to Catherine Bonnes AM Scholarship Inc.... ) This will reflect any change in value through inflation or interest as the years progress but does not affect the priority or importance of your bequest.
2. A residual bequest - (e.g. I leave the residue of my estate to the Catherine Bonnes AM Scholarship Inc. This involves leaving the remainder of an estate after friends and family have been provided for through specific gifts.
3. A specific bequest - (e.g, I bequeath my ... to the Catherine Bonnes AM Scholarship Inc. NSW ... ) and could include a stated dollar amount, real estate, shares, proceeds of life insurance policies, annuity or pension, or physical assets: jewellery, artwork, vehicle, furniture...etc.
An alternative bequest - This allows a person or organisation to be nominated as an alternative beneficiary if another named recipient is unable to accept a bequest. This might be particularly relevant if you have not updated your Will for some time and if one of the named beneficiaries has passed away.
The Catherine Bonnes AM Scholarship Inc. recommends you seek professional advice or the assistance of a solicitor when preparing your will, and thanks you for considering supporting the Catherine Bonnes AM Scholarship Inc. with a bequest.
Need to know more?
If you would like to know more please contact, 0429 9677 734 or email@example.com
Your enquiry will be handled in the strictest confidence.
All monetary donations made to the Catherine Bonnes AM Scholarship Inc. over $2. are tax deductible. A receipt will be issued.
Scholarship Donations or Bequests
Catherine Bonnes AM founded the Hearing Centre in 1986 as a small support group under the banner of Better Hearing. In 1990, Incorporated in the October of 1995 under the name of the Broken Hill & District Hearing Resource Centre Inc.
The Catherine Bonnes AM Scholarship Inc. established in 2012 is a voluntary based not-for-profit organisation governed by a Committee that supports Deaf and hard of hearing people. In July 2022 the hearing Centre closed its doors after providing 37 years of service to Broken Hill and the surrounding districts and is now known as the Catherine Bonnes AM Scholarship Inc.
The Catherine Bonnes AM Scholarship has been established by the Broken Hill & District Hearing Resource Centre Inc., with the view of assisting Deaf and hard of hearing people to further their education by undertaking post-secondary studies.
The Scholarship consists of financial assistance towards a degree at an accredited Australian university, college of advanced studies or other such institutions deemed appropriate by the Scholarship panel. Recipients of the Scholarship will be known as “Catherine Bonnes AM Scholar”.
To provide financial assistance to Deaf and hard of hearing people to assist and improve their participation and access to higher education
To Increase education opportunities for Deaf and hard of hearing students from rural and remote communities, the indigenous community and non-English speaking backgrounds are of particular importance.
We would like to encourage the general public to either bequest or make a donation to the Scholarship Fund. Your donation/bequest will assist us in our endeavour to support young Deaf and hard of hearing people throughout Australia to achieve their educational goals. The Catherine Bonnes AM Scholarship Inc. will, throughout the year, fundraise specifically to obtain funds to ensure the continuation of the Catherine Bonnes AM Scholarship.
For more information regarding the Catherine Bonnes AM Scholarship and Application Form please visit our website at; http://www.bhhearingresourcecentre.com.au or contact the Hearing Centre by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phoning 0429 967 734.