Anthony Abrahams AM (OC 1962) - Cranbrook School

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Leave a Gift in Your Will

Anthony Abrahams AM (OC 1962)

A proud Cranbrookian, Director of Cranbrook Foundation and Old Cranbrookian of the Year 2015, Anthony has acted in his lifetime to leave a gift in his Will to Cranbrook.

Anthony’s gift to Cranbrook in his Will reflects the importance he places on the transformative impact of his Cranbrook education and the potential he sees in our community to have a lasting and positive impact on the future of our community and nation.

A lawyer and former Wallaby, Anthony is one of four Old Cranbrookians to have represented Australia in Rugby.

Notable for both his on and off field demonstration of character, beliefs and compassion, Anthony helped to trigger the apartheid debate in Australia when he bravely questioned the morality of maintaining sporting ties with South Africa, a country that included race as a selection criterion for its national teams.

Acting now to leave a gift in your Will is one of the most powerful ways to ensure the School will continue to offer the best possible educational opportunities for future Cranbrookians. There is no greater gift than an investment in a child’s education.”- Anthony Abrahams (OC 1962)

Anthony sees Cranbrook as having prepared him to spend much of his career working as a  lawyer in Paris.

“As a young boy, Cranbrook instilled in me the notion of being rather than seeming to be. “The sense of honesty and integrity, which underpins the School’s motto, has set a standard by which I have tried to live my personal and professional life.

“The opportunities Cranbrook has afforded me have left me keenly aware of the paramount role education plays in the success of a child.

“It is for these reasons that I am investing in Cranbrook for the future, creating a gift that will live on and one which I feel will make a difference to the lives of young individuals in generations to come.”

As the Foundation Director who with oversight of bequests, Anthony is available to answer your questions.