Leave a legacy that transcends time for future generations


The making of a Will is a task we all face: it is part of life and a gesture to those we leave behind.

Bequests are a lasting legacy that transcend time and benefit future generations. Leaving a Bequest is a simple procedure and allows Old Boys, parent, past parents and friends to include Sacred Heart College in their Will.

The Sacred Heart College Development Foundation is a charitable trust established to protect and safeguard Bequests, legacy gifts and other donated funds for the benefit of Sacred Heart College, and it is an active partner in the development and growth of the College. We commend the Bequest programme as an uncomplicated way of contributing to the ongoing success of Sacred Heart College, and to ensure its traditions flourish into and beyond the 21st century.

What is a Bequest?

A Bequest is a statement within your Will of how you would like specific assets or funds distributed. Often it is a specified amount of money allocated to a specific cause organisation, like Sacred Heart College. It can also be a percentage of your estate and is usually made once family members and/or dependents have been provided for.

What can I Bequest?

Bequests are generally one of the following:

  • Cash
  • Shares
  • Real estate
  • Personal property (such as art or antiques)

Where will my Bequest go?

Unrestricted Bequests will usually be applied to the area of greatest need at the time, at the discretion of the College. This allows flexibility to direct funds to important projects evolving at the time and can make a significant difference to the success of the project.

Directed Bequests can go to specific areas of your interest, for example academic scholarships, teacher support, Marist Brothers welfare or future capital projects.

Please contact Sacred Heart College Development Foundation if you would like your Bequest to go towards a certain area or project, and please inform the Development Foundation of your plans so that we may appropriately recognise you as our valued supporter.


If you would like to find out more about how your Bequest can make a difference, please contact the Development Foundation Ph (09) 529 3743 or email