Ways of Giving
For over 175 years, our community has been one of our greatest strengths and continues to make a positive difference to the lives of students at St Peter’s College. We thank our community for their generous contributions to our program and for sharing our vision to build an exceptional community of learning.
Whether you choose to support a life changing opportunity for a student through the Scholarship Fund, ensure the future integrity of our teaching and learning programs through the Building Fund, help preserve our rich history through the Museum Fund or provide dynamic learning environments through the Library Fund, your generosity is greatly appreciated.
There are a number of ways gifts can be made; via secure online payment, direct transfer, over the phone, cheque, Voluntary Building Fund contributions or through the Australian Independent Schools (AIS) USA Foundation.
Alternatively, a Gift in Will can leave a lasting legacy and have a profound impact on the lives of current and future students. Those who to choose to leave a Gift in Will, are recognised as members of the Founders’ Circle, established to acknowledge those who have left a bequest during their lifetime. By leaving a bequest, you are recognising the value the School provides to the wider community through the exceptional education of our students. This education inspires them to make their own lasting and positive contribution to society.
For more details or for a confidential discussion please contact the Development Office on +61 8 8404 0528 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
As a member of the Australian Independent Schools USA Foundation (AISUSA), individuals foundations and corporations in the USA are eligible to make tax deductible donations to the St Peter’s College Foundation. If you currently reside within the US and would lie to fund out more about giving, please contact the St Peter’s College Foundation or visit aisusafoundation.com
A Lasting Legacy
St Peter’s College exists today because of the generosity of old scholars, parents both current and past, grandparents and staff. No matter the size or nature, a Gift in Will can leave a lasting legacy and have a profound impact on the lives of current and future students.
Once you have taken care of those closest to you, including St Peter’s College in your Will is an investment in the future of our students and provides a meaningful way to recognise your connection to the School.
Those who to choose to leave a Gift in Will, are recognised as members of the Founders’ Circle, established to acknowledge those who have left a bequest during their lifetime. To read more about making a Gift in Will, please see the FAQs below or speak to the Development team in confidence. Thank you for considering leaving a Gift in your Will to St Peter’s College.
If you do not want to support one of those specific funds you can also support the School through making a gift directly to the School.
Gifts in Will FAQs
Once you have taken care of those closest to you, including St Peter’s College in your Will will be an investment in the future for our students and the quality of their education – a meaningful way to recognise your connection to the School. Since our foundation in 1847, St Peter’s College has been sustained and developed from generation to generation by wonderful, inspiring acts of generosity, large and small. By leaving a bequest, you are recognising the value the School provides to the wider community through the exceptional education of our students. This education inspires them to make their own lasting and positive contribution to society
Specific bequest (pecuniary bequest) is a specific sum of money or specific assets in the form of property, shares or items of value, such as works of art, jewellery or furniture. Please bear in mind that the gift may fail if you have subsequently disposed of the specific assets. A residuary bequest is a percentage or the entirety of what is left of your estate after all of your other wishes have been carried out and expenses in finalising your estate have been met. The School or the Foundation prefers gifts of cash where possible. If you would like to donate a specific asset such as property, shares or items of value, such as works of art, jewellery or furniture, please contact the School or the Foundation (if donating to a specific fund), as consideration may need to be given to whether the School or the Foundation can accept the specific asset.
Your executor will contact the School so that we can start working together to fulfil your wishes. The School will involve any family members, as advised by the Executor, so that they can be involved in your legacy, if they so choose. The School will ensure that ongoing generations are aware of your generosity and the impact you have made through your gift, and will let you know how that will be achieved unless you have indicated the gift should remain anonymous.
Depending on the specific terms of your Will, your gift will either be disbursed immediately in keeping with your wishes, or in the absence of any specific direction, it will be held by the School to be expended on the School’s area of highest priority according to the School’s policy at the time. The key financial objective of the Endowment Fund is to provide long-term capital growth as well as a stable annual income stream in perpetuity. To assist with reaching these goals, monies received are invested with professional fund managers by the School’s Investment sub-committee. It is important to note that investment decisions are at the discretion of the School and the performance of the fund is regularly reviewed by the Foundation Board.
If you already have a Will, you may simply add a codicil to include St Peter’s College. A codicil is a document that amends, rather than replaces a previously executed Will – a straightforward and inexpensive procedure. If you do not have a Will, we strongly recommend that you seek professional advice about establishing one. It is never too early to think about estate planning. If I decide to make a Gift in Will , do I need to contact St Peter’s College? By informing the School about your Gift in Will, you enable us to thank you in your lifetime. For those who are interested, we also like to keep you informed and involved in the life of the School. You may also wish to be recognised as a member of the Founders’ Circle.
You can change the amount or cancel your bequest at any time. We strongly recommend that you consult a professional when making changes to your Will to ensure that your amendments are captured correctly.