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Bequesting a legacy

You can choose to include Epsom Girls Grammar School in your will if you would like to provide philanthropic support without affecting your lifestyle.

Gifting through your will (often referred to as a bequest or a legacy) is a unique way of showing your dedication to the future success of Epsom Girls Grammar School. This can be in memory of someone close to you, in your own name or anonymously. Your generosity will make a difference to thousands of young women each year. 

What your bequest will do

Your gift will enable Epsom Girls Grammar School to continue achieving excellence in areas of scholarship or facilities that might not have otherwise been possible. We are happy to show what areas of Epsom Girls Grammar School would most benefit from your bequest, based on what is important to you.

You can give Epsom Girls Grammar School specific instructions on how the funds are to be distributed, the process of distribution, the recipient criteria and the type of expenditure. Simply outline your objectives and intentions and we will provide information on relevant options to ensure that the outcomes are achieved.

More Information

Please click here to download the My Legacy brochure.

If you are interested in creating a legacy for learning and leading young women, you can speak in confidence with one of our Endowment Team: Tel +64 9 970 6753 or email: foundation@eggs.school.nz

We can also arrange independent legal advice for you. We have two wonderful philanthropic legacies onsite to showcase how much a gift to us can elevate the School. These are the Joyce Fisher Sports Centre, a leading facility for sport and physical education excellence, and the Raye Freedman Arts Centre, a specialty venue for arts, culture and entertainment.

A gift to Epsom Girls Grammar School can be for any amount you choose. All gifts will be recognised and will make a wonderful difference to the School.

Information for wills

Below is suggested wording for a gift of a specified cash sum or specific property:

 “I give to The Epsom Girls Grammar School Foundation $ [a specific dollar amount], or [describe precisely the item of property], free from all duties and charges, for the general purposes of The Epsom Girls Grammar School Foundation [or for the purposes of  …….], and the receipt of the Secretary of The Epsom Girls Grammar School Foundation shall be sufficient discharge to my Trustees for this gift and from any obligation to see to its proper application.”

If you would like to make a bequest for specific purposes, please contact the Foundation Office. If we know what is important to you, we can give relevant suggestions about how to use your gift and pledge through your will so it can meet Epsom Girls Grammar School's future needs.

A gift from the residue of your estate

The residue of your estate is the pool of assets remaining once your estate’s expenses have been paid and all specific legacies have been paid or satisfied.

If you wish to leave the whole or a part of your residuary estate to The Epsom Girls Grammar School Foundation, you will need to include the appropriate wording in the residuary provisions of your will. You will need to discuss this with your legal adviser so that the appropriate provisions can be made.

Acknowledging your contribution

We want to thank and acknowledge everyone who makes bequests and endowments to the Epsom Girls Grammar School Foundation.

A special thanks to you.