The ACT Law Society Foundation

The ACT Law Society Foundation

The ACT Law Society Foundation was established in September 2012 as a Centenary of Canberra project. The Foundation is a visible and enduring expression of the ACT legal profession’s connection with, and concern and support for, Canberra and its charities and worthy causes. While it will begin modestly it will over time become something of which the members of the Society can be proud and which will contribute meaningfully to the welfare of our community.

The ACT Law Society Foundation is an endowment or accumulation fund. The capital is invested and continues to accumulate in perpetuity. Income will be used to support charities and causes identified periodically by the President of the Society after considering the advice of the Council.

The ACT Law Society Foundation has been established within the Capital Region Community Foundation known as GreaterGood. GreaterGood is a facility for people and organisations to create charitable funds. It is a public charitable fund, established by the Public Trustee of the ACT, which holds Australian Taxation Office endorsement as a Designated Gift Recipient. Contributions via bequests have capital gains tax benefits for deceased estates.

Donations to the ACT Law Society Foundation are tax deductible. Contributions can be made via direct credit or cheque, or through the GreaterGood website.

How to Make a Tax Deductible Donation

  • By credit card (up to $5,000): Through the GreaterGood website, selecting “ACT Law Society Foundation” from the drop down categories. The website can accept donations between $2 and $5,000. Tax deductible receipts are issued at the completion of the transaction, and the Public Trustee’s office is automatically advised of your contribution.
  • By cheque: Make the cheque out to “ACT Law Society Foundation” and post it to GreaterGood, PO Box 221, Civic Square ACT 2608. Please include your postal address so that a tax deductible receipt can be sent to you.
  • By direct deposit: Make a deposit into the Public Trustee common fund, BSB 062‑920, account number 1003 6944. Use the reference “142760” to specify the donation is for the ACT Law Society Foundation. A courtesy email to publictrustee@act.gov.au advising of the deposit will ensure that funds are directed to the correct account and a tax deductible receipt can be sent to you.