Provide a gift in your will to Ipswich Grammar School

We know how much Ipswich Grammar School means to our Old Boys, and a gift in your will is an opportunity to reflect on your passing what was important to you in life.  By making a provision for IGS in your will, you can create an enduring legacy for your school without impacting your current financial situation.  

“Over time I’ve come to appreciate and value the wonderful opportunity my parents afforded me by enrolling me at Ipswich Grammar School.  Without the guidance of my teachers, headmaster and the commitment to the values of respect and hard work, I’m certain my life would not have been as rewarding as it has been.  That’s why I’ve advised my family that I have made provisions in my will for a gift to IGS.  This will be my last chance to say thank you, and to give back for future generations”.  IGS Old Boy - Class of 1979 

A bequest or planned gift in your will can be made in a variety of ways to reflect your wishes, including leaving assets such as bonds, property, valuable collections, fixed sums, or a residual percentage of your estate. Planned gifts are usually given to the School for use at its general discretion, however, you may choose to direct your gift to a specific purpose such a scholarship, library or building fund or a specific academic or sporting area that is significant to you.  

Creating your will is a deeply personal decision, but also a legal one.  We recommend you seek advice from a Solicitor who specialises in estate planning and preparations of wills. We also recommend you consult with and advise your family of your intention to leave a gift to IGS. 

There are many ways you can leave a gift to Ipswich Grammar School.  Below is some suggested wording that you should discuss with your Solicitor and your family.  

“I ..................bequeath to Ipswich Grammar School ABN 94 945 905 973 (insert the percentage or residue of your client’s estate, the amount of money, or the details of assets your client wishes to leave). My bequest is to be used for the general purposes (or state specific purpose) of Ipswich Grammar School. I declare that the receipt of the Secretary or other authorised officers shall be a complete discharge of my bequest.”


What’s next?

If you are considering making a Gift in Your Will to IGS

• Speak to your family about your intentions to leave a gift in your will.

• Speak to your Solicitor about including standard text in your will.

• Advise Ipswich Grammar School of your intention to leave a gift in your will.  


For more information, please contact our Fundraising Consultant Greg Jensen on 07 3813 9600 or gjensen@ipswichgrammar.com