Bequests

Help Provide Every Opportunity. Consider leaving a gift to Westminster in your will.


By supporting Westminster to achieve our Aspiration, you are helping grow a warm, nurturing environment to provide our students with an exceptional all-round education

Our Aspiration, Purpose and Values

Westminster School’s Aspiration is to be the best School for an exceptional all-round education and our Core Purpose is to develop individuals of great character who enhance and inspire the world. We strive to achieve these outcomes by living by our Core Values of authentic relationships; demonstrating an ongoing commitment to learning and improvement, by being globally minded and service-oriented and keeping our eyes on the big picture.


  Scholarships

Every dollar donated to scholarships is invested perpetually so you can be assured that your gift will grow each year to help students in 10, 20, 50 even 100 years from now.

  Buildings

Be a part of the ‘bricks and mortar’ of Westminster, helping the School to provide world-class education facilities.

  Unrestricted Gift

Enables the Foundation to plan well in to the future and use the gift for the most suitable project at the time it is received.

Sometimes it only takes a small contribution to make a lasting impact on someone's life.

There can sometimes be a misconception that you have to be wealthy to leave a gift in your will, this simply is not true. Of course your first priority is always to provide for your loved ones and we recommend that you always discuss your wishes with your family first.

Leaving a gift to Westminster is a way you can be remembered that will not impact your lifestyle today. You can make loved ones and Westminster your beneficiaries and the gift does not need to be large. Every gift makes a difference and you may remain anonymous if you wish. We would, however, like the opportunity to thank you in your lifetime so we do encourage you to let us know of your intentions.

“Michelle and I have a passion for Westminster School .We have watched for many years the great students who have passed through Westminster and gone on to forge great careers. I am confident that our bequest will help the school to continue providing excellent educational facilities for generations to come.”

Russell Ellis (Westminster Foundation President) and Michelle Ellis

Will you join us as we strive to reach our Aspiration?

A gift in your will is a simple, yet powerful way for you to support Westminster. For more detailed information on leaving a gift to Westminster, download our Bequest Brochure

We suggest you obtain independent legal advice if you are considering leaving a gift in your will. To help you get started please have a look at the following information which outlines the different types of bequests and some suggested wording for you to take to your legal adviser.

Bequest Types:

A lump Sum: you nominate a specific amount you would like to leave.

A percentage of your estate: you can nominate a percentage of your total estate to be paid to a beneficiary.

Personal property/real estate/shares: you can leave a gift of personal property, real estate or shares.

The residual balance of your estate: the amount of your estate remaining after all expenses and payments to other beneficiaries have been made.

Information for solicitors - suggested wording for leaving a bequest:

Unrestricted bequest

I give [the sum of $.........../or………….%/residue of my estate/personal property/real estate/shares] to Westminster School Foundation Incorporated to be applied for the general purpose of Westminster School (ABN 99 153 945 403), Alison Avenue, Marion, South Australia 5043 and I declare that the receipt of the Treasurer or other authorised officer of the School shall be a full and sufficient discharge to my trustee.

Bequest for a specific purpose

I give the [the sum of $.........../or………….%/residue of my estate/personal property/real estate/shares] to Westminster School Foundation Incorporated, to be applied to ………………………..at Westminster School (ABN 99 153 945 403), Alison Avenue, Marion, South Australia 5043 and I declare that the receipt of the Treasurer or other authorised officer of the School shall be a full and sufficient discharge to my trustee. If the specified purpose is no longer valid at the time of my death then the bequest may be used for a general purpose the Foundation determines most closely aligns with the stated purpose.

If you would like to add a beneficiary to an already existing will you may wish to use a Codicil. For more information on adding a Codicil to your Will please download our Codicil FAQ.

We would like to thank you now!

Thank you for considering leaving a gift to Westminster.

We would be honoured to welcome you in to the Arthur Kelly Society – a special group of like-minded people who, like you, share a vision of Westminster’s future.

Perhaps you would like to visit the School to talk to someone about how the School’s aspirations and values align with yours. We would love the opportunity to talk to you about your wishes when making a gift to Westminster. This can help the Foundation plan for the future and ensure they can fulfil your wishes when your gift is received.

If you are considering leaving a gift to Westminster, or you already have, you can let us know by contacting a member of the Development Office by clicking on the ‘Ask a question’ button at the top of this page or by contacting Abbie or Miranda directly on the details below.

Of course, we also respect your privacy. If you do not wish to be acknowledged publicly for your generosity we completely understand. We would, however, still like to hear from you to enable us to include your gift in our future planning.

For a confidential discussion on how you can leave a gift to Westminster please contact either:

​Abbie Taylor
Community Relations Officer
Secretary, Westminster Foundation
T: +61 8 8276 0239 // Email
Miranda Starke
Director of Development
Executive Officer, Westminster Foundation
T: +61 8 8276 0202 // Email​