Offer Society

The Gift of Education

When you reflect on what’s really changed the course of one’s life, it’s often education that first comes to mind. Teachers shape our thinking, our school friends shape our lives, our school opens our eyes to a community broader than we ever imagined.

So, when it comes to making a will, leaving a legacy of education for the next generation is one of the most precious gifts you can make.

When you make a donation in your Will, you make a lasting difference to the future of the School. A bequest links your family to St Hilda’s in perpetuity.

Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another.

G.K Chesterton

The Offer Society

In 2009 St Hilda’s received its most generous bequest, $2.2million from Old Scholar, Shirley Offer (OS 1944, 1926-2009). The bequest allowed the School to build the Joy Shepherd Performing Arts Centre in 2011.

In recognition of Ms Offer’s generosity and her love of St Hilda’s, the Offer Society was formed in her memory. Membership of the Offer Society is open to those who indicate that they have made a bequest to St Hilda’s in their Will. All members of the Society receive a distinctive pin that can be worn with pride and can participate in exclusive events held at the school.

A gift that changes lives

Anyone who has a long association with a school knows the impact it can have on generations ahead. While fees can cover academic studies and wellbeing programs, the school needs additional funds to invest in future buildings, facilities and scholarships.

Substantive community investment has allowed St Hilda’s to fund the construction of several impressive facilities including:

  • the industry-leading Joy Shepherd Performing Arts Centre;
  • the state-of-the-art Nicholas Rinehart Science Centre;
  • the heated pool and swim centre;
  • and the highly-regarded Junior School Campus with its spacious grounds and sporting facilities.

Future master planning has been completed that will continue to guide further development in the School.

How do I leave a bequest?

There are many ways you can support the School in your Will. Each bequest is unique and personal and discussing your wishes with the Director of School Development & Philanthropy will ensure that your gift will be used exactly as you intend.

Contact us: or by phone 08 92854100