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Legacy/Giving In Memory of

Find out how you can leave a gift in your will, or give a donation in memory of a loved one.

Leave a Legacy

Learn more about how you could leave a gift in your will to the Irish Society for Autism.

Giving in Memory

Find out how you can make a donation to the Irish Society for Autism in memory of a loved one.

How Your Gift Can Help

Discover how a gift to the Irish Society for Autism can make a difference.

Leaving a Gift in Your Will

Leaving a gift in your will to the Irish Society for Autism offers a lasting way to support our work.

If you are thinking of making a will or adjusting an existing will, always seek legal advice.

When considering leaving a gift in your will, there are a number of different options available to you:

  • A Pecuniary Gift – This is a gift of a specified fixed sum of money.
  • A Residuary Gift – This is a gift of all, or a certain percentage of the residue of your estate. i.e. what remains of your estate after providing for your loved ones and covering administration expenses.
  • A Specific Gift – This is a gift of a specific item or asset, such as property, jewellery, shares etc.
  • A Codicil – If you have already written a will but would now like it to include a gift to a charity, you can amend an existing will by drawing up a Codicil.

Giving in Memory of a Loved One

Some people choose to honour the memory of a loved one by donating to a cause that was close to their heart.

If you would like to donate to the Irish Society for Autism in memory of a loved one, there are a number of ways in which you can do so:

  • You can simply make a donation online through our Just Giving Page and leave a note of remembrance.
  • Alternatively, you can create an online fundraising page on our behalf dedicated to the memory of a loved one via Just Giving. To set up a page, go to the Irish Society for Autism’s page, click the orange ‘Fundraise for Us’ button, and select the ‘Remembering Someone’ option. For further information, see Just Giving’s ‘Fundraising in Memory’ page here
  • Donations in lieu of flowers – some families choose to ask friends and relatives to make a donation to a charity in lieu of flowers. For information on how donations can be made, please see the Make a Donation page.

How Your Gift Can Help

The Irish Society for Autism does not receive direct Government funding for any of our services. We rely solely on the generosity of members of the public to continue our work.

A gift of any amount can make a difference and will help us in the following ways:

  • Keeping our information lines open, so we can continue to listen to and support Autistic people and their families.
  • Helping us to produce and provide our information resources free of charge, such as our Autism Cards and publications.
  • Allowing us to continue to offer our programme of talks to schools, education centres, and a wide range of businesses and organisations.
  • Helping us to continue to represent and advocate.