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Remember Rodger Fox Big Band In Your Will

Your will is probably one of the most important documents you will ever prepare. It is a unique opportunity to decide where your assets go and to leave a lasting legacy for the future.

You may never have considered leaving a bequest to fostering jazz and blues in New Zealand, and like many New Zealanders you may not have a current will.
Making a new will or making changes to an existing will is easy, especially since you do not need to give in your own lifetime. All you need to do is contact your lawyer or a Public Trust Office for assistance.

A bequest (sometimes called a legacy) is a gift nominated in your will to one or more non-profit organisations. Your bequest can take any combination of the following forms:

  • An outright gift of cash
  • A percentage of the overall value of your estate
  • A gift of real estate
  • An investment (artwork, jewellery, stocks etc)

If you wish to make a gift to support the work of the Rodger Fox Big Band in your will, it is very important that you use our correct and legally incorporated name (Wellington Jazz Orchestra Incorporated) and the following wording:

'I bequest the sum of ______________(or_______% of my estate or _______% residue of my estate) free of probate and estate duties to the Wellington Jazz Orchestra Incorporated for general purposes. I declare that the receipt of the Chairperson of the Wellington Jazz Orchestra Incorporated shall be sufficient discharge to my trustee.'

If you wish for more information about leaving a bequest to Wellington Jazz Orchestra Incorporated please contact us by email or write to 

Wellington Jazz Orchestra Incorporated
5th Floor, 39 Webb Street, Mt Cook
Wellington 6011 

NOTE: The Rodger Fox Big Band is governed by a registered Incorporated society - The Wellington Jazz Orchestra Incorporated, which has charitable status. (Charities registration number CC42057) Donations to The Wellington Jazz Orchestra Incorporated are therefore tax-deductible.

Charities Commission Number: CC42057




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