Every year, much of the vital work that the IFI undertakes is made possible by the donations it receives annually from the people that value and believe in the work we do.
As a charity, our revenues go straight back into our programmes, bringing the love of film to young people right across the country, enlightening difficult topics through story, and ensuring that the documentation of our past is preserved and made free to share with more people through the work of the IFI Irish Film Archive and the IFI Player.
Gifts from our Legacy Donors mean a lot to us. We really appreciate that when someone has looked after their loved ones, they also choose to support their wider community. These donations bring us closer to the people around us who believe in the importance of film, media literacy, culture and the preservation of moving image heritage. It is also a way for our community to share their passion for film with future generations.
If you are interested in making a legacy donation and would like to know more about our work, please get in touch. You can reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. We can discuss our current activities and future plans and bring you on a tour of our Archive to show you the work taking place in person.
Once you have decided that you would like to support us, you can donate to us by contacting the person you have chosen to look after your estate. There are a number of options available and they can discuss them with you in detail. We have also included an overview of them below.
Thank you, from all of us at the IFI, for considering us in your giving plans.
CODICIL TO WILL
This is an addition to a will. If you have already written a will but have subsequently decided to leave a gift for the Irish Film Institute, you can ask a solicitor to add a codicil. A codicil is simple to add. It is signed in the same way as your original will, with a witness present, and will be added to a permanent part of the document.
This is a gift of a particular amount of money in a will. You could use the following wording to outline your gift ‘I give the sum of €__ to the Irish Film Institute and I direct that the Treasurer or other proper officer for the time being of said Organisation shall be properly and sufficiently discharged for the same‘
This is a gift on the part of an estate given in a will. It is separate to the parts of your estate that you may have also bequeathed to others. You could use this wording in your will, ‘I give to the Irish Film Institute, a fraction (insert fraction) of the residue of my estate, and I direct that the receipt of the Treasurer or other officer for the time being of the said Organisation shall be a full and sufficient discharge of the same‘
This is where you gift a specific item of value like stocks, shares, property, the proceeds of a life assurance policy or other valuable items. You could use this wording in your will,
‘I bequeath (the item specified) to the Irish Film Institute and I direct the Treasurer or other proper officer for the time being of the said Organisation shall be properly and sufficiently discharged for the same‘
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