A Gift in Your Will

Since 1926, Carey has served the church in New Zealand by producing leaders for ministry and mission. Faithful friends like you have made it possible for us to equip Christian leaders to bring gospel renewal in churches and communities across New Zealand and the world.

As we press on with our vision of resourcing churches for ministry and mission, we are excited about the opportunities ahead. By leaving a Gift in your Will to Carey, you are ensuring its continuing operation and partnering with us to see our vision established and God’s kingdom extended. Your gift, large or small, can and will have a lasting impact well beyond your lifetime.

Including a Gift in your Will

Your Will is a personal and customised document specifically written for what is most important to you. Including a gift in your Will is a simple thing to do whether you already have a Will or creating one for the first time. It doesn’t have to impact on your day-today living and allows you to bless future generations, continuing to see God’s Kingdom flourish into the future.

There are three main ways of including a gift in your Will:

  • Residual—part of anything that is remaining of your estate after considering your loved ones.
  • Percentage—a gift expressed as a percentage or fraction of your estate.
  • Pecuniary or specific—a specified gift which can be money, property or stocks and shares.

We advise that you seek professional and qualified legal advice from a solicitor, the Public Trust Office or a company such as Perpetual Guardian. Other sources that can help you are the New Zealand Law Society or your local Citizen’s Advice Bureau.

If you’d like help with the suggested wording for your will, email us at [email protected]

Our Commitment to you

We would love to hear if you’ve included Carey Baptist College in your Will however, if you do want to remain anonymous we understand. How we contact and talk to you about your Will is entirely your choice. Your privacy is something we will always respect. Your Will is personal and bespoke and we will always ensure your wishes are kept in the strictest of confidence.

We understand that you may wish to give your gift for a particular purpose, however many people leave a general gift. This enables us to use your gift where the need is most important at the time and that your gift is used for the most benefit of our students and their training extending the blessing your gift provides.

We will always handle your gift and wishes carefully with sensitivity and respect and will always use your gift wisely so that it has the greatest impact on future generations.


“At Carey we believe that the God of mission is at work in the world by the Spirit to renew people and places in Christ. Our calling is to equip Christian leaders with the convictions, competencies, and capacity to participate in that mission, bringing gospel renewal in churches and communities across Aotearoa and around the world.

We’ve been doing this for nearly a hundred years. Thousands of lives and communities have been transformed. Investing in the ministry of Carey is an incredibly strategic way to make a lasting difference in this world.

I, personally, have made the decision to leave a gift to Carey in my will. I hope you’ll do the same, for the sake of the church, for the sake of mission, and for the sake of the world that God so dearly loves.”

John Tucker

Trustees of the Carey Foundation

Carey Foundation

The Carey Foundation was established in 1992 as a separate legal entity incorporated under the Charitable Trusts Act. It exists to support and secure the College’s future by building a capital fund through gifts and bequests. The Trustees are dedicated to growing and investing these funds wisely so that the College can focus on its vision of creating faithful and courageous Christian leaders.

If you have any questions or would like further information about leaving a gift in your Will to Carey please contact:

Chris Berry
Bequests Manager
[email protected] | 09 526 7531