Bequest Hero

A gift in your will or a bequest is a chance to create a long lasting gift that will continue to support King’s College.

Every bequest regardless of its size, makes a real  difference and ensures that King’s can look forward to a future as bright and exciting as its past. 

A bequest to King’s College will cost you nothing today, but will have an enduring impact on future generations of King’s students. As an independent school we rely on the generosity of Old Collegians, parents and friends of the College.

Bequests can be tagged with a specific purpose or be unrestricted to be used at the discretion of the King’s College Foundation.

You can create your personal legacy contributing towards a range of funds which cover:

  • Scholarships and Bursaries – to ease the financial burden of talents students who might otherwise not have the means to attend King’s College
  • Special Purpose Funds – teaching academic development, Chapel preservation, etc
  • Unspecified gifts – of greatest benefit to be directed to where help is most needed
  • College facilities – preservation and modernising of facilities for students and staff

Bequests can also be in the form of gifts such as property, art collections, jewellery, stocks or shares. 

By including a gift in your will, you have the option of leaving a specific amount, an item or a percentage of your estate to King’s College.

Recognising Bequest Donors

A notified bequest may also qualify you for membership of the King’s College Foundation. 

By notifying us of your intent we can express our gratitude and discuss appropriate options for recognition if you do not request anonymity. The more we know about your wishes, the better we are able to honour your intentions in full when we receive your bequest.

As a member of the King’s College Foundation you will be invited to special events at the College. This will also all us to say thank you in your lifetime.

  • We will connect and keep you updated with the work we do that is made possible by gifts like yours
  • We will use your gift wisely and cost effectively so that it has the greatest impact on future generations.

All bequest amounts and purposes remain confidential unless you agree that they may be made public.

Making a bequest is straightforward. If this is something that you would like to consider then please contact us for a confidential, obligation free discussion. We also recommend that you discuss the options with your solicitor.

If you would like to discuss legacy planning with King’s College please contact: 

Development Director 
Tessa Yeoman
Phone: +64 21 252 8411    

Bequest suggested wording:

If you are considering making a bequest to the College, here is some suggested wording to ensure your wishes are carried out:

“I give and bequeath to the King’s College Foundation, a charitable trust registered with the New Zealand Charities Commission (CC21589),

$ (a specific dollar amount)


(a specific percentage) of my estate


(the whole or a specific percentage) of the residue of my estate


(describe precisely the item of property)

free from all duties and charges, as a contribution to the King’s College Foundation to be applied for (XYZ), for which the receipt of the King’s College Foundation Board shall be sufficient discharge to my executors for this bequest.”

Note: (XYZ) could simply describe the type of scholarship or programme you wish to direct your gift to.