Your Will, Your Lasting Impact

“The reward for me is in witnessing the enrichment the outdoor campus makes to the students’ lives and the lasting impact it has on their learning” - Lindsay Cuming AM (Past student, past parent, past President – School Council)

Throughout the School’s history, bequests and other philanthropic gifts have played a vital role in Caulfield’s success in providing a world-class education. Bequestors are creating a pipeline of philanthropic support, which, over decades, will ensure the School can continue to achieve its vital role and purpose.

A gift in your Will, known as a bequest, provides you with the opportunity to support Caulfield Grammar School once your needs, and those of your loved ones, have been met. A gift in your Will to the School can support the School as a whole, a scholarship, a specific program, a co-curricular area, building projects, a particular campus or other areas of interest.

By making a bequest in your Will, you will not only be creating a significant and lasting legacy to Caulfield Grammar School, you will leave an enduring impact on the next generation of students without impacting on your present financial circumstances.

Wills are the pillar of estate planning and we recommend that you take appropriate advice (legal, financial, etc.) when writing a new Will or amending your Will (through a codicil) and inform your family of your wishes and intention. The Caulfield Grammar School Foundation Team can provide a codicil form professionally drafted for this purpose.

Bequests of all sizes are welcomed by the School. Every bequest makes a difference to students’ lives and the future of the School. General gifts can be left to Caulfield Grammar School for the Foundation to manage and allocate according to current school priorities.

Lindsay Cuming’s family gift in 1947, enabled the establishment of Yarra Junction Campus. Lindsay is continuing his family’s tradition and leaving a bequest to the School.

The 1881 Bequest Society

The 1881 Bequest Society has been established to recognise and acknowledge, in their lifetime, those who have made a gift in their Will. Those who notify the School of their bequest are warmly welcomed as members of the 1881 Bequest Society and join a group of alumni, parents, staff and friends who are passionate about providing the best possible learning environment and experiences for Caulfield Grammar School students.

Members maintain a close connection with the School through Bequest Society functions that acknowledge and thank our benefactors. Membership also enables members to maintain an interest in the School’s future plans and directions and understand how their bequests will be honoured. Bequestors can, of course, choose to remain anonymous.

When leaving a more specific bequest to the School, we encourage intending bequestors to discuss their intentions with a member of the CGS Foundation Team to ensure their wishes can be honoured and will have the impact they intend.

A gift in your Will is an enduring way of supporting the future of the School. It is a very personal and lasting gift. For further information, and to discuss your intended bequest, please contact Andrew Cole, Executive Director, Caulfield Grammar School Foundation, on: +61 3 9524 6113 or for a confidential discussion.

Foundation News

A Bequest from Marion Orme Page

We were delighted to receive a recent bequest from Marion Orme Page who allocated funds in her will to create scholarships in the memory of her father, Sir Clive McPherson who attended Caulfield Grammar School in 1896 at the age of 12. These funds will enable Caulfield Grammar School to continue to offer two scholarships to students who would otherwise not have the opportunity to access the outstanding opportunities a Caulfield Grammar School education affords.