Bequests - The Fidelis Society

Leave a mark for future generations of Ivanhoe Grammarians through a bequest to the School.

The Fidelis Society was established to recognise and thank those who have made a bequest to the School, and to encourage others to do the same. Proudly supported by its Patrons, John Knorr ’52 and Mary Buckley ‘45, Fidelis Society members wear a distinctive gold lapel pin, receive invitations to significant school occasions and demonstrate their faith in Ivanhoe Grammar School through their patronage. Membership of the Fidelis Society is open to anyone who has indicated a bequest to the School.

My journey with Ivanhoe Grammar School commenced in 1941 as a very young student (my father was a First Day pupil in 1915) and has continued to be part of my life. As a past parent, and a former member of the Board of Governors I have seen what the generosity of those who have a genuine affection for the School has meant to the quality of education the School now offers. Buildings, scholarships and other facilities on both campuses have been provided through bequests. Seeing what a difference this has made to the life and outcomes of our students has determined that I also will be leaving a portion of my estate to the School.

John Knorr

Captain of School 1952

Life Governor and Patron of The Fidelis Society

Your bequest however big or small can make a huge difference to the lives of many students. To join or to learn more about this vibrant and growing society, or to discuss your personal bequest aspirations, please call Geoff Brown ‘62 in the Development Office on 9490 3423 or email to discuss your preferences and intentions, and to receive further information.

To read more about The Fidelis Society and making a bequest, click here

A codicil form can be downloaded here

To join The Fidelis Society, please click here to download the Bequest Form, fill in and mail to:

Geoff Brown


Ivanhoe Grammar School

PO Box 91

Ivanhoe VIC 3079