Leaving a legacy for the future of New Zealand

Maxim Institute is an organisation of people who are committed to this land, its people, and our future. We take a long-term view, focusing not only on today’s issues, but on future horizons of possibility beyond the constraints of short-term thinking and the electoral cycle.

Leaving a gift to Maxim Institute is a wonderful way to help generations to come. Every society has to renew and restore the conditions that give its people life. Including Maxim Institute in your will helps to ensure that we can sustainably meet those needs for generations to come. Your gift can be large or small; any size is appreciated.


There are a number of different ways to remember us in your will, depending on your circumstances:

  • Residuary gift: a gift that allows you to leave Maxim Institute a percentage of your estate after considering your loved ones.
  • Pecuniary gift: a gift that allows you to leave a specific amount of money to Maxim Institute.
  • Specific bequest: a gift left to Maxim Institute which can be things like money, property, or stocks and shares.


After taking care of your loved ones you might decide to leave a gift to Maxim Institute when you make your will.

When writing or updating your will, you should consult with your lawyer and ask for appropriate clauses to be inserted into your will that accurately describe your desires. We have set out some sample wording below, which may be useful to your lawyer.

“I give Maxim Institute CC24446 (% of my estate/the residue of my estate/a sum of money/my property or other assets) for general purposes, for which the receipt of an authorised officer of Maxim Institute shall be full and sufficient discharge to my trustees.”

Should you prefer to make your bequest for a specific area of interest, please contact us, or click to download a form to update those changes.


Thank you for your consideration and support. Click to download a brochure with further information.

If you’d like to find out more about considering Maxim Institute in your will, or if you have already included a gift to us in your will, please get in touch using the form below, or click to download.

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Maxim Institute is an independent charitable trust that relies on the generous support of families, community groups, trusts, and individuals—without them, we wouldn’t exist.

We’d love to have you join our Community of Supporters. We need people like you to help us continue this work—and to grow it—so we can respond to today’s challenges and opportunities and help create a better future for the next generation.