Bequests, both large and small, have played a vital role at St Mary’s since it’s foundation in 1921. During the 1920s the school was a beneficiary of Sir John Winthrop Hackett’s bequest and it is no exaggeration that this bequest ensured the school’s survival as it struggled in its early years. Since then we have been inspired by the members of the school community who have chosen to make a bequest to the school and in doing so have committed to our vision of securing St Mary's as a leading girls' school in Australia for generations to come.

If you have appreciated the benefits of a St Mary's education, either directly or indirectly, and are interested in supporting St Mary's in this special way, please find out more in the The Bishop Riley Society - Making a Bequest to St Mary's brochure.

The Bishop Riley Society

The Bishop Riley Society was established by the St Mary's Anglican Girls' School Foundation in 2013 to provide the opportunity for St Mary's to thank and honour those who have chosen to remember the school in their Will during their lifetime.

The Society is named after the school's founder, first Principal and first Chairman of the Board of Governors, Bishop Charles L Riley CBE MA LLB DTh, in honour of his vision and life-long committment to the school.

Everyone who informs us that they have remembered St Mary's in their will is invited to join the Society.

Please contact Linzey Allinson, Community Relations Manager, on (08) 9341 9120 if you have made a bequest and would like to join the Bishop Riley Society or if you would to discuss leaving a bequest.