Bequests 
The McNeill Society

From its beginnings in 1935, bequests and other philanthropic gifts have enabled the College to move forward and adapt to changing needs by providing students with new facilities and bursaries. 

The McNeill Society has been established by the St Joseph’s College Foundation to recognise and honour those who remember the College in their will. It enables us to thank and recognise – privately or publicly – those for their generosity towards the College. Often St Joseph’s College is not able to thank a donor in his or her lifetime and the McNeill Society allows us to express our gratitude in the here and now. 

Our hope is that it will also encourage others to include a gift to St Joseph’s College in their will.

The McNeill Society has been named after John McNeill, (SJC 1935-1937). A foundation student during the first three years of the existence, John was one of the original House Captains and took full part in all school activities.

Members will be listed in/on the College’s Bequest Register/Honour Board and other publications, receive a membership pin and be invited to McNeill Society Functions. There are no membership fees or regulations. Membership can be anonymous if preferred.


“The reason I have for making a bequest to St Joseph’s and for joining the McNeill Society is simple. 
I believe every boy should have the opportunity of a St Joseph’s education and I want to continue to be part of that story going forward” - Kevin Costa, SJOCA 1961 & Foundation Member



For more information about The McNeill Society, a membership form or to discuss your bequest plans, please contact the St Joseph’s College Bequest Coordinator on: 
T: 61 3 5226 8149
E: bequest@sjc.vic.edu.au

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