Leaving A Legacy

Leave a legacy of your contribution to Avondale—or that of a family member or friend—by purchasing or gifting an alumni paver or plaque or giving a bequest, an endowment or a gift-in-kind.


Alumni Heritage Walk

Honours Avondale alumni while supporting the preservation and restoration of the Lake Macquarie campus.

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Alumni Memorial Prayer Garden

Honours alumni who died while studying or serving at Avondale.

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Bequests are gifts given through a will. They can be in the form of cash, an endowment or a gift-in-kind. Avondale will ensure a donor’s will is prepared without charge by a Seventh-day Adventist trust services director.


Endowments are gifts of cash or property Avondale must invest, with the principal remaining for a set period of time or in perpetuity. Avondale may use the interest from an endowment to provide a revenue stream to support departments, facilities, research, staff members who lecture or students. Because Avondale spends only the interest, an endowment lasts beyond a lifetime.


Gifts-in-kind may include property other than cash, such as pieces of art, books and manuscripts, equipment and land. They may also qualify as tax deductions.

If you believe in leaving a legacy through a bequest, endowment or gift-in-kind, contact Vice-Chancellor Professor Kevin Petrie.

Contact: Kevin Petrie