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Gifts in Wills

Creating a Legacy

Making a Will is not only an important means for you to provide support for your loved ones, but an opportunity to create a legacy that is meaningful to you through a charitable bequest. There are many wonderful and rewarding reasons to do so.

A Gift in your Will gives you the opportunity to:

  • Express cherished values and beliefs by supporting a cause close to your heart, that might not have been possible during your lifetime.
  • Honour the memory of someone dear to you and the causes they cherished through a named memorial.
  • Realise personal philanthropic goals without affecting your own financial security.
  • Create something truly remarkable for the future that inspires and transforms.

Since its very beginnings, Burgmann College has been built on heart—through the generosity, vision and passion of many people. Philanthropy has played an essential role in this and will continue to, into Burgmann’s future.

Just like our earliest supporters who planted the seeds of Burgmann, you too can contribute to creating Burgmann’s evolving vision.

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Dr John C Mitchell OAM

Dr John Mitchell’s belief that “the shortest distance between poverty and wealth is education,” paired with immense gratitude for its supportive community, inspired his bequest to Burgmann College.

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Dr Susanna Price

Dr Susanna Price’s bequest to Burgmann College is a tribute to her father, to the progressive and inclusive collegiate experience at the foundation of a lifelong career in international development—and to future generations of students embarking on their journey to independence.

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A Promise to the Future

There are so many inspiring ways to support Burgmann College and below are current initiatives for which your legacy would make a world of difference. Everyone who makes a gift in their Will to Burgmann College is eligible to be a member of the St Beryl Society, which was created specially to bestow recognition on those who choose to support the College in this way. You'll find more information below about the St Beryl Society.

"Burgmann may be a college, but above all it is a community to treasure"
Judy Middlebrook (Foundation Burgmann Resident 1971 - 1982; Honorary Fellow)

To find out more about leaving a gift in your Will to Burgmann College, download a copy of the Gifts in Wills Booklet, or to directly contact our Director of Advancement Ms Amelia Zaraftis, please click the Gift in Wills button below. Thank you for considering a bequest to Burgmann College.

Honouring Your Wishes

We are deeply grateful to those who make a bequest to Burgmann, knowing what an important personal decision this is. The following is our commitment to honouring your legacy:

  • That your gift will be used with care, in accordance with your wishes, to the benefit of Burgmann College residents.
  • That we will be available to answer all of your questions.
  • That we respect your prerogative to alter your intentions at any time, without question, should your circumstances or wishes change.
  • That all personal information will be treated with the utmost confidentiality.
  • That we will always respect your privacy and only publicly acknowledge your contribution with your permission.
  • That your gift will always be treated with respect and appreciation.
  • We recognise that your family and loved ones may also have played a part in your gift. They, likewise, will always be treated with sensitivity, courtesy and respect.

If you'd like more information please contact our Advancement Team.

Already made a Gift in your Will to Burgmann?

If you have already made a gift to Burgmann College in your Will, our sincerest thanks - we deeply appreciate your thoughtfulness and generosity.

If you are willing to share details with our Advancement Office, please complete the Gifts in Wills Notification Form below. We would also like to show our gratitude by inviting you to become a member of the St Beryl Society.

Current Support Initiatives

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Burgmann College Endowment Fund

One of the most valuable and enduring ways to contribute to Burgmann’s future is by supporting our Burgmann College Endowment Fund. This Fund is critical for ensuring accessibility and the diversity of our resident community, keeping our facilities fit for purpose, and safeguarding our rich and vibrant Burgmann culture.

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Scholarships & Bursaries Fund

Your support of the Scholarships and Bursaries Fund is a powerful statement of the egalitarian ethos Burgmann stands for, removing financial barriers for new and returning residents who could not otherwise afford to benefit from Burgmann’s supportive environment.

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New Beginnings Flexible Bursary Fund

Named ‘New Beginnings’ after the artwork by Walgalu artist Aidan Hartshorn, Dhalang-girr Gabin-gidyal, this special fund supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander residents to help make moving from home to College that much less of an obstacle.

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Other Programs

Other Burgmann programs benefitting from philanthropic support include our Leadership Program, Residential Fellow Program and First Nations Arts Initiative.