Bequests - Cranbrook School

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A bequest to Cranbrook School is a significant and enduring way of contributing to the future of the School. It is the simplest kind of planned gift with the donor making provision for Cranbrook School in his or her will. With no impact on your lifestyle today, a gift in your will is one of the most powerful ways you can be sure that Cranbrook continues to offer the best possible educational opportunities for young men.

A bequest makes an especially valuable contribution to the long-term planning for the School. In 2009 Cranbrook received its largest bequest from Old Cranbrookian Dudley Braham (1929).  Dudley’s bequest of $7.4 million gave the Headmaster and School Council confidence to proceed with the building of a new Kindergarten to Year 6 Junior School in Rose Bay. What a valuable and enduring legacy Dudley Braham has bestowed upon Cranbrook.

Other smaller, but also significant bequests have been received which have supported scholarships, bursaries and capital works. Anyone who has indicated a bequest to Cranbrook is invited to become a member of the Cranbrook 1918 Society.

Cranbrook 1918 Society

The Cranbrook Foundation established the Cranbrook 1918 Society to honour Old Cranbrookians and friends who have remembered the School through a bequest in their estate planning. Membership of the Cranbrook 1918 Society is open to anyone who makes a bequest to the School. This can be through:

  • naming Cranbrook School as a beneficiary of a percentage of an entire estate
  • the gifting of a property or valuable artworks
  • naming of Cranbrook as a beneficiary of an insurance policy
  • providing the School’s future with another type of planned gift such as the transfer of shares.

The generous support of members of the Cranbrook 1918 Society has made a significant difference to the lives of all those within the Cranbrook community. For further information on making a bequest to Cranbrook please contact the Foundation office.