Bequests: The Winged Heart Society

A bequest is a wonderful way to celebrate your past, while planning for the future.

For many Alumni and friends of Haileybury, after taking care of family and loved ones first, a charitable bequest is the easiest and most beneficial way to make a gift to your Alma Mater.

By making a provision for Haileybury Foundation in your Will, you can create an enduring legacy and help to ensure that future generations of students continue to acquire a lifelong love of learning and service to the community.

A bequest may be made to the Foundation to support the School in general or may be applied to a particular purpose – for example, towards a scholarship, or to help fund building works at a particular campus with which you or your family have been closely associated.

A bequest to Haileybury can be of a monetary amount i.e. a portion of your estate, or of particular assets (such as shares, or real estate, or a painting, or the proceeds of a life insurance policy). A bequest might also be made of all or a specified percentage of the residue of your estate.

It takes a noble man to plant a seed for a tree that will someday give shade to people he may never meet.

- D. Elton Trueblood

Become a Member of the Winged Heart Society

The Winged Heart Society honours those who have indicated they have placed, or plan to leave, a gift in their will to Haileybury.

As a member of the Society you will receive invitations to a Winged Heart Society annual event and other special events at the School and within the Haileybury Foundation community, and be kept up to date with our Winged Heart newsletter.

The winged hearts were chosen as the symbol for the Society as they hold a special place in the hearts and minds of all who know Haileybury. When Haileybury UK opened as a boys' school in 1862, the first Head Rev Arthur Grey Butler adopted the Sursum Corda motto, which translates to “lift up your hearts.” The winged hearts are a depiction of the lofty spiritual aspirations of the motto and suggest we soar to new expectations and standards.

Membership of the Winged Heart Society is open to anyone who makes a Bequest to the Haileybury Foundation - for the benefit of our School.

It would be our honour to welcome you as a member.

Making a difference...

Winged Heart Society member Mark Reynolds (OH1979) shares with us:

"I feel that I owe so much to Haileybury. My great alumni friends. To this day we are all dearly connected and loved by each other. Being a Haileybury graduate opened many professional doors within Australia, and the globe, that will never be lost on me. Nothing could put a price on the value of my education at Haileybury."

"I really hope my donation can help a Year 7 student benefit from everything that Haileybury has to offer. It is indeed a great privilege. I am proud of Haileybury and my opportunity to be a student and alumnus of such a fine, upstanding institution. I hope that the School continues on it’s amazing growth."

Frequently Asked Questions

For further information about leaving a gift in your will and the Winged Heart Society, please click below.

Learn More about Bequests

Haileybury Foundation. Changing Lives Forever.

E: foundation@haileybury.vic.edu.au

T: +61 3 9904 6141