In 1965, the year he died, Sir Andrew Fairley made a generous bequest to the Shepparton Art Museum. This act set the tone for SAM as a community art gallery and was the first of many bequests yet to follow. SAM has evolved over decades thanks to support from local people within the region. It is now an icon, housing high value art; it remains a place of celebration embraced by diverse community groups and people of all ages. The generosity of SAM’s extensive friends continues to grow, they are a community of people who continue the SAM story through lasting legacy.

Making a bequest in your Will is a straightforward process. It can be carried out in a variety of ways such as specifying a monetary amount, a percentage of your estate or selecting artwork to contribute. SAM will acknowledge all support with a permanent record. In discussions with the donor it will be determined whether that acknowledgment is anonymous or named and an agreement will be reached through discussion with you and your family.

To find out more about leaving a gift in your Will to SAM, please submit the form below and we will get in touch.