Including the School in your Will

Making a Will is about ensuring that the people and causes you hold dear are treated in the way you would wish, after your death. Besides your family and friends, it is appropriate to remember institutions and activities that are important to you. Including a gift in your Will (also known as a bequest) ensures that what you value most will continue to be supported in the years ahead. It will be an investment in the future of our students and the quality of their education – a meaningful way to recognise your connection to the School.

Your gift may be unrestricted or designated:

  • An unrestricted bequest to Melbourne Grammar School, via the Melbourne Grammar School Foundation Endowment Fund, enables the School to choose how the gift will be applied.
  • A designated bequest enables you to choose how your gift will be applied. You can elect to support a specific philanthropic pillar of the School, such as Buildings and Grounds, the Indigenous Bursary Programme or General Scholarships and Bursaries.

To ensure that your Will fulfils your intentions and that it is legally sound, it is essential that it be drawn by a solicitor or Trustee Company. The School is not authorised to provide legal advice. Once you have made your Will, it is important to review it every few years or as circumstances change. Please remember also that the value of your assets will change over time.

Available are some wording alternatives for including a gift to the School at the time of creating your Will, or as a codicil to your existing Will, as a basis for discussion with your solicitor.  

Letting the School know of your bequest

Advising the School of your bequest enables us to thank you and keep you updated on the most current developments at the School. It also helps the School in its planning for the future.

Please advise us that you have included MGS in your Will by completing and returning the Bequest Form. We will then be pleased to invite you to join the Witherby Tower Society . Founded in 1995 to honour individuals who have remembered the School in their Will, over 250 Old Melburnians, parents, past parents and staff have joined the WTS to date. Several special events are held each year for members and their spouses/guests.

With grateful thanks for your consideration.

Sue Felton

Director of Development