A gift in your will

A gift in your Will continues the great work of the College for future generations of students. Bequests have been made by alumni, former staff and from those who were not residents but saw how the College provides a valuable contribution to Australian society.

A gift specified in your Will to the College, or the St Paul’s College Foundation, will contribute to the future of the College.

Gifts can be made in a variety of ways to reflect your wishes and circumstances. These may be gifts of defined personal assets (such as bonds, shares or property), a fixed sum or a percentage of your estate.

You are welcome to discuss your plans for a bequest to Paul’s in confidence with the Warden or the Director of Community Development. It is important for the College to be aware of your intentions particularly if you want to direct your gift for as particular purpose. By informing the College about your intentions, you assist us in planning future programs and facilities for the students and we can take care to follow your directions for specific purpose bequests.

It is always better to have your solicitor check your arrangements before finalising you Will.

All bequest correspondence with the College is confidential.

For making a bequest you main contact at College is Richard Morgan, Director of Community Development, Alumni and Foundation Office, T. 02 9550 7472, E. community@stpauls.edu.au

A suitable form of words might read as follows:


I GIVE AND BEQUEATH free of all duties, death, estate, succession or otherwise payable in consequence of my death, the sum of $ … to St Paul’s College / St Paul’s College Foundation to be applied fore the general purposes of the College / the Foundation and I DECLARE that the receipt of the College shall be a full and sufficient discharge to my Trustee for the payment thereof and that my Trustee shall not be bound to see the application of the same.

For bequests of real estate, personal property, or a specific share in your estate appropriate descriptions would, of course, be required.

Bequests received by the College over many decades have funded scholarships and general building works, and contributed to the St Paul’s College Foundation’s Capital Fund.

Original Subscribers

There were apparently 228 original subscribers to the fund establishing the College.  Their names come from a list dated October 1856.  Several were women, including Mrs Mary Anne Burdekin, of Burdekin House . . . Read More >

Founders of Scholarships and Prizes

Apart from buildings, scholarships and bursaries have been the main reason why men and women have given money to St Paul’s College.  The first donations of this kind were in the form of prizes rather than scholarships, and were not  . . .  Read More >

For the College’s Listing in the Australian Charity Register CLICK HERE