Bequests | The Strathspey Society You can become a member of The Strathspey Society by leaving a gift in your Will to Mercedes College.

A bequest in your Will to Mercedes College serves as a lasting legacy, supporting current and future students in the years ahead.

However large or small,  consider leaving a gift in your Will to Mercedes College.

Through your bequest you will be welcomed to The Strathspey Society, a special group of people, including old scholars and friends, who include Mercedes College as part of their estate planning.

The Strathspey Society specifically honours and recognises those who have generously remembered Mercedes College in this way, and acknowledges the pivotal role each member plays in a future as visionary as those of our founders.

All members receive invitations to special events at Mercedes College.

Bequest Ambassador, Catherine Alcock

Bequest Ambassador and former Principal of Mercedes College, Catherine Alcock (1998-2004), has decided to make a bequest to Mercedes College in her Will.

Catherine’s passion for Mercedes College, the Mercy tradition and values, and her immense gratitude for the close and genuine connections formed and maintained with members of the community, remain evident.

As a former Principal, Catherine has a unique insight and understanding of governance, operations, future planning, and the importance of stewardship at Mercedes College, recognising this comes with great responsibility.

“As a community, it is so important that we continue to build on what people in the past have given, by providing opportunities for the Mercedes community to support the College and secure its future.”

Catherine’s bequest to Mercedes College is inspirational. Her sense of responsibility and awareness of what it is to lead a school and community such as ours, has enabled her to see what it is to give and create an ongoing legacy to support Mercedes College continue to thrive in the years ahead.

As we all consider our own philanthropic contributions, be assured of the importance of genuine and ongoing connection across our community, responsible stewardship of Mercedes College and our focus on a bright future.

If you would like further information about leaving a gift, large or small, in your Will to Mercedes College, please contact the Development Office for a discussion about the different ways you can do this.


How to leave a gift in your Will

Your gift to Mercedes College can be made through your Will in a variety of ways:

  • cash
  • a residual percentage of an estate
  • an asset within your estate
  • property
  • art or other gift.

In preparing your bequest within your Will, we recommend you consult with a legal adviser. This ensures your gift is available for non-specific or restricitve purposes and that tax considerations have been addressed. It's also a good idea to speak with you family so they understand your wishes.

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