Join us in actively supporting our women of the future.
Every gift, of every size, makes a real and positive impact.
A bequest to St Catherine’s is a wonderful way of expressing your gratitude to our School as well as contributing to its future security. St Catherine’s owes an enormous debt of gratitude to the many women and men who have bequeathed funds and property to the School. If you choose to make a bequest to the School, you will build on our School’s strong tradition of giving. If you already have a Will, a codicil can be included to add the School to your list of beneficiaries. (Please note: the School does not require a copy of the codicil).
Gina Israel (Shackell ’77) recalls a great sense of School spirit through sport, as an Old Girl and now a past parent, has included St Catherine’s in her Will.
How did you become part of the St Catherine’s community?
St Catherine’s is very much part of our family – my mum (Patricia Sargood ’46), my daughter (Juliet Israel ’09) and myself have all attended the School. I also served as Treasurer of the St Catherine’s Old Girls’ Association (SCOGA).
What was your most memorable experience at St Catherine’s?
I had a lot of fun playing sport – we would all literally pile into the boot of a friend’s car to play a game with a neighbouring school. There was a great sense of School spirit through sport, an enjoyable competitive spirit and strong parental involvement.
Why did you decide to include St Catherine’s in your Will?
I believe it is up to the community of St Catherine’s to look after our School. If we want to see St Catherine’s grow we have to be the ones to look after it.
Why would you encourage other people to consider a bequest?
Historically, there is a lack of giving to girls’ schools, so we must try to change this and create a foundation for the School. If the School is going to continue to provide the terrific opportunities it offers today, it cannot rely solely on government funding and tuition fees.
When you indicate you are leaving a bequest to St Catherine’s School, you will become a member of The St Catherine’s Society a community of like-minded people who value the role of education and who have taken the opportunity to make a lasting and meaningful impact on current and future generations. By completing the online form below and informing the School about your bequest, we are able to thank you in your lifetime.
If you would like further information about making a bequest please email Mr Stuart Galbraith, Director of Development and Community Relations or phone +61 3 9828 3032