How gifts in wills make a difference

From its inception, Christ’s College has attracted support from a caring and generous community.

In 1851, Maria Somes became College’s first benefactress, and her inspiration and vision live on today. We are fortunate, as College strives to provide the very best educational opportunities, that a consistent history of philanthropic support has helped shape our vibrant culture and environment.

The enduring value of education

There can be no more enduring benefit to an individual than education. That is why Christ’s College was founded and why, no doubt, you are considering making provision for College in your will. Thank you. Christ’s College would simply not exist without such generosity.

Bene tradita, bene servanda – "Good traditions, well maintained."

The Sewell Society

The Sewell Society was named in recognition of Henry Sewell, whose tireless efforts ensured College's initial land and endowment income was secure.

When you leave a Gift in Will to Christ's College for any amount above $10,000, you are invited to become a member of the Sewell Society. (The anonymity of those who do not wish to disclose their intentions or join the Sewell Society will be fully respected.)

How to leave a future gift

Christ's College's Wills & Bequests booklet provides a guide to thinking about the financial options, legal considerations, and other matters that will help you engage with College in making your gifting decisions.

Gifts in wills notifications

If you have decided to leave a gift in will to Christ's College or would like more information, please contact Laura Forbes.

The information you provide is confidential and not binding in any way, should your circumstances change in the future.

Alternatively, you may download and complete the Bequest Information Notification form.

Future Gifts Manager

Staff Laura Forbes SQ
Laura Forbes

Future Gifts Manager