Past, Present and Future – St Patrick’s College has evolved through the immense generosity and unconditional giving of a great many selfless men and women over a great many years.
The College owes a tremendous debt to many extraordinarily generous people who have given through times of both prosperity and extreme hardship. The vision of a modern St Patrick’s College is, to a significant extent, the result of those who have so generously given before.
Gifts in the form of a bequest provide critical resources to help ensure that the standard of excellence set by the College will be met for future generations.
You have the power to make that happen so with this in mind, all friends of St Pat’s are asked to look to the future and consider, after having provided for loved ones, bequeathing a gift - be it large or small, to the St Patrick’s College Foundation.
Please remember the St Patrick’s College Foundation in your estate plans. Your gift makes a difference.
The Frank and Pat Healy Bequest
From 2021 forward, every year a St Pat’s student will be helped to achieve his full potential thanks to a scholarship from an Old Boy who appreciated the education he received here.
Francis John (Frank) Healy attended St Pat’s from 1942-1945. Prior to his death in August 2019 Frank had ensured that his estate included a bequest to the College through the St Patrick’s College Wellington Foundation. His brother, the late Pat Healy (1943-1946) also attended the College.
The bequest was substantial enough to allow the investment income generated annually to support 5 different students each year in perpetuity.
Born during the Depression years “Frank and Pat were grateful to have shoes to wear to Marist Brothers primary school in Thorndon when some children did not” says Pat’s son, Des.
Des says Frank enjoyed and “very much appreciated his education at St Pat’s” and went on to study law at Victoria University. He became a patent attorney and spent most of his working life in Wellington where he and wife Noeleen, who died earlier this year, lived a modest lifestyle. They had no children and Frank’s estate made bequests to six organisations that had an impact on him or showed kindness to family members including St Pat’s and Victoria University.
Gifts in the form of a bequest such as that left by Frank Healy provide critical resources to help ensure that the programmes and opportunities offered to students at the College will continue to be met for future generations.
We each have the power to make that happen and make a mark on future generations of Patricians, so with that in mind, all friends of St Pat’s are asked to look to the future and consider, after having provided for loved ones, bequeathing a gift – be it large or small, to the SPC Foundation.
Please remember the St Patrick’s College Wellington Foundation in your estate plans as Frank Healy so generously did. Every gift makes a difference.
When you make a bequest to St Patrick’s College you become a member of the Bequest Recognition Society, a membership group which recognises those who have advised the Foundation of their intentions to make a bequest to the College during their lifetime.
The Bequest Recognition Society allows the Foundation to thank the members and provide them with the recognition they deserve, inviting them to special events and keeping members informed and in touch with the school and its students. By advising us of your wishes, this may encourage others to also consider a similar gift.