How bequests 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 critical responsibility for the generation you are in is to help provide the shoulders, the direction and support for those generations who come behind."

Gloria Dean Randle Scott – American educator and first African‑American to head the Girl Scouts of the USA. Born April 14, 1938

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 legacy 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 legacy

How to leave a gift to College in your will.

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.

Bequest notifications

If you have decided to leave a legacy to Christ's College or would like more information about bequests, please contact our Bequest & Relationship Manager.

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.

Legacy & Relationship Manager

Staff Peter Davidson 2081 SQ
Peter Davidson

Legacy & Relationship Manager