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The John Bishop Circle – AYO Bequests

Professor John Bishop OBE together with Ruth Alexander created the first AYO National Music Camp in 1948, ultimately leading to the formation of the Australian Youth Orchestra and associated programs.

As a lasting tribute to his memory, vision, and all that he achieved we have established The John Bishop Circle honouring members who have told us they are leaving a gift to the AYO in their Will.

The Australian Youth Orchestra strives to ensure that every young musician has the opportunity to participate no matter where they live or what their financial situation. Leaving a gift in your Will to the AYO will ensure the participation and professional training of future young musicians, and the enjoyment of future AYO programs by the next generation.

Many people have the misconception that you have to be wealthy to leave a gift in your Will to a non-profit organisation, but it’s an opportunity available to all. A bequest to the Australian Youth Orchestra, however large or small, makes an enormous difference to ensure a future for our youth in classical music. 

Join our visionary group of supporters who share a love of music and a commitment to sustaining the organisation into the future by leaving a bequest to the AYO.


‘I feel that I owe my career to National Music Camp.’ Antony Morgan was inspired to leave a bequest to AYO to give something back - read Antony's story here 


 


We gratefully acknowledge the generosity of those who have made a commitment to the future of AYO through their legacy.

Glenys Abrahams*
Patrick* & Lyn* Brislan
Anna Gauchat
Virginia Gordon
Jane Gracie* & Laurence Mulcahy Estate
Dr Janet Morlet Hardie*
Daniel-Francois Lemesle
Harold Levien
Dr Dennis Mather
Antony Morgan*
Professor Patricia* & Professor Philip* Pollett
Professor Jeffrey Rosenfeld AC OBE*
John Studdert
Mary Vallentine AO
Ray Wilson OAM
Emeritus Professor Di Yerbury AO

 

We also acknowledge those whose generosity has been received.

The Estate of the late Dr Barry Landa
The Estate of the late Kevin William Lanyon
The Estate of the late Hon. Jane Mathews AO
The Estate of the late James Tom Miles McCarthy
The Estate of the late Geoffrey Scharer
The Estate of the late Leonard Spira OAM*


*AYO Alumni



We also acknowledge with sincere thanks those who have chosen to remain anonymous in their bequests and legacy gifts to AYO.


What to do next

For a confidential discussion about how your gift can help please contact:

Callum Close
Director of Philanthropy
(02) 9356 1405
callumclose@ayo.com.au 

We then advise that you contact your Solicitor to ensure that the appropriate wording accurately reflects your intentions. We have listed below three of the most common bequests and wording:


Ways to bequest

Percentage of an Estate Bequest

I GIVE AND BEQUEATH to the Australian Youth Orchestra.......... % of my Estate to be used for its general purposes and I DIRECT that the receipt of the treasurer or other proper officer for the time being of the said organisation shall be sufficient discharge of my Trustees.

Specific Bequest

I GIVE AND BEQUEATH the sum of $.......... to the Australian Youth Orchestra for its general purposes and I DIRECT that the receipt of the treasurer or other proper officer for the time being of the said organisation shall be sufficient discharge of my Trustees. 

Residual Bequest

I GIVE AND BEQUEATH the residue of my Estate to the Australian Youth Orchestra for its general purposes and I DIRECT that the receipt of the treasurer or other proper officer for the time being of the said organisation shall be sufficient discharge of my Trustees.

 

Name of Organisation: Australian Youth Orchestra

ABN: 42 004 355 739

All donations over $2 to the Australian Youth Orchestra are tax deductible.

 

For further information, please contact the AYO Development Office at development@ayo.com.au or on 02 9356 1405.