Founders Society

The Founders Society was established to recognise, honour and cherish those who have remembered the College in their Will.

In addition to acknowledging those who have remembered the College in their Will, the Founders Society also seeks to recognise the pivotal role that they play in securing the future of Newington. It is such a powerful message to younger generations that their future is being secured by those that are reaching out beyond their lifetime. We hope you will consider joining them.

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.

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Society Members

  • Membership of the Founders Society is by invitation only
  • It’s warmly extended to anyone who makes a Bequest to the College
  • If you have included Newington in your Will and you are not a member of the Founders Society, we encourage you to let us know, so we can recognise your philanthropy during your lifetime
  • We currently have some 120 Members and they are our best advertisement for the College’s Bequest Program
  • Being a Member of the Founders Society is important as it inspires others to do likewise.

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Founders Society Day Lunch

Members of the Founders Society are officially welcomed at the Annual Founders Society Day Lunch which is held each year on the Friday closest to 18 May – Founders Society Day. If you are interested in leaving a Bequest to Newington, you are most welcome to join us at the lunch and find out first hand, what the Founders Society is about.

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Membership Benefits

  • New Members are presented with a Membership Certificate, a gold lapel pin and a ‘This is Your Life’ biography prepared by the College Archivist at the Founders Society Day Lunch
  • For Old Boys, the biography relives their days at Newington and notes their achievements beyond the College Gates
  • For other Newington Community members, the biography outlines their relationship with Newington and charts their family connection
  • The Founders Society encourages support of the College Endowment Fund by the whole Newington Community
  • The Founders Society honours and seeks to perpetuate the distinguished tradition of giving at Newington

Read the Testimonials of Founders Society Members.

Leave a Bequest

If you would like more information about the Founders Society or to find out more about how to leave a bequest to the College, please contact the Community and Development Office on 02 9568 9540.