Bequests and Donations
A gift for life...
By including St Patrick's College in your Will, you will help future generations of students continue to acquire a lifelong love of learning and be of service to the community.
Your contribution will enable critical building works, facilities, programs or scholarships for students, who may otherwise be unable access our quality education.
We rely on your support and generosity to give to the College through a bequest.
Some gifts are large, others are small but all are important.
It is this commitment to the future of St Patrick's College - a way of giving back - that lies at the heart of our philanthropic programs.
Should you have any questions, or require further information regarding bequests, please contact our Development Office. You can be assured that any discussions will be treated respectfully and confidentially.
How to leave a bequest
If you have already made a Will, adding a bequest to the College is simple. Your solicitor can prepare a codicil form, or you can obtain one from the Development Office at St Patrick's College.
If you have not yet made a Will, your legal adviser can assist.
A bequest can take the form of a proportion or whole of an estate, a specified amount of money, property or as works of art, collections or jewellery. Alternatively, you may also consider leaving items such as stocks or shares or life insurance policy annuities or trust.
Providing an estimated amount of the value of your bequest is not compulsory. Although it is useful for School planning purposes, we will always respect your privacy and wishes.
A bequest notification form and codicil form can be found at the bottom of this page.
Preparing the wording in your Will
Please find examples below. We recommend you seek advice from a solicitor when making your Will. The information presented here is not legal advice.
"I bequeath St Patrick's College of 282 Westbury Road, Prospect, Tasmania, 7250, Australia for its general purposes (the whole) or (a specific amount or gift) or (a percentage) or (the residue) of my estate free of all duties, and I declare that the receipt of its treasurer or other authorised officer shall be sufficient discharge to my executor."
"I give to St Patrick's College, .…………………………………………………………………………… (insert here the amount of money or the percentage of the residual estate and/or the specific property you want to leave to St Patrick's College) to be applied for the purposes of (insert here the special area of interest if you wish) by St Patrick's College in such a manner as its Directors may determine. I direct that the receipt in writing of an authorised officer of St Patrick's College shall be deemed proof of payment."
There are several ways in which contributions can be made. The most significant way in which funds are contributed is through donations. Parents are invited to give while their child is at the College. Donations may be paid in one lump sum or through periodic contributions. Most donors choose to pay their gift over a five year period.