A Bequest to Newington College is a substantial and lasting way of contributing to the future of the College and can be made in a variety of ways to reflect a person’s particular wishes.
A Bequest is a gift that can be either named or anonymous. It is an instruction contained within a Will and specifically reserves part of an Estate for a particular beneficiary.
A Bequest can be:
- Nominated sum of money
- Percentage or residual of an Estate
- Assets such as real estate, shares, bonds or other personal property
Bequests are usually directed to the College for use at its discretion. Unencumbered gifts allow the College to utilise donations in areas of particular need. Such gifts provide the College with the flexibility to direct funds to projects which the College Council and the Headmaster feel are in most need of assistance.
Leave a Legacy
A Bequest is an opportunity for every member of the Newington Community to make a tangible and lasting gift to the College. It shows you have reached out to leave a legacy that will endure long after your lifetime and remains a very special way of securing the future.
Benefits of a Bequest
- Opportunity to honour a loved one or decide how you will be remembered
- Provide a legacy to serve as inspiration for others
- Change lives for generations to come – education changes lives
- Assets remain in your control during your lifetime
- No effect on your cash reserves for retirement
- Your Bequest can be easily modified at any time as circumstances change
- Invitation to join the Founders Society
On 18 May 2010, the Newington College Foundation with the support of the College Council and the Headmaster, launched the Founders Society. The picture of Newington’s founder, Rev John Manton was chosen as the symbol for the Society.
How do I leave a Bequest?
Detailed information on leaving a Bequest to Newington College is available by downloading our Wills and Bequest Booklet.
Please note: This document is not intended to give legal advice, but rather to assist you to make an informed decision about your affairs. We recommend that you engage professional legal advice when drawing up your Will.
Should you decide to leave a Bequest to the College, James Jordan (ON 1981) of Jordan Djundja Lawyers is offering to update your Will for free. If you would like to take up this offer, James can be contacted via email here:
If you would like to discuss, in complete confidence, leaving a Bequest to the College, you are welcome to contact Director of Community and Development, Mr Rod Bosman (ON 1978).