A mere 7.5 per cent of Australians leave a gift to charity in their wills, but a campaign to raise awareness hopes to boost bequests by 2020.
“It was time to really give something back to a country and a city that has been so incredibly welcoming to me and so generous,” says Gabriel Farago of his bequest to the Garvan Institute of Medical Research.
Farago came to Australia from Austria as a 16-year-old, with a good education and fluent in many languages. Just not English, an irony not lost on Farago given he has made a career out of the skilful use of the English language as a practising barrister and author.
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