Investing in future generations
Many alumni choose to leave a gift in their will to Macquarie University or the Macquarie University Hospital. Macquarie alumnus David Bussman is one of them. He plans to invest in future generations of Australians by making a bequest to the University. A tour of Macquarie University Hospital and the Centre for Motor Neurone Disease Research inspired David’s bequest.
David was impressed by the quality of clinical expertise but touched by the bleak prospects for people living with motor neurone disease, which lacks the attention given to many other diseases such as melanoma. “Research grants are scarce and highly competitive, and there is a great need for private support to help find a cure for motor neurone disease,” he says. He says that former students and former employees who support research and give back are creating a legacy that will endure well into the future. “All we need is for a few thousand more people to leave a modest amount to help scientists with their work and hopefully achieve their goal of finding a cure.”
David enrolled as a student at Macquarie after his retirement in 1994 and completed a Master of Arts in Egyptology. He has stayed connected with the University through his membership of the Lincoln Legacy Society. “We should all be seeking to do good works,” he says.
To find out more about leaving a bequest in your will contact Anne Peedom on (02) 9850 1392.
Content owner: Advancement Last updated: 02 Feb 2018 4:29pm