Everyone has their own reason, their own legacy and hope to contribute in some way to benefit the future generations that walk their old school halls.
Peter Hutchinson (’76), the inaugural member of Aquinas College’s newly-established Veritas Society, is continuing the highly valued philanthropy of generations of Old Boys and community members before him who have left gifts and bequests to the College, each contributing to an Aquinas College education in their own, significant way.
Mr Hutchinson and his wife Jeanine enjoyed a special morning tea at the College this term in recognition of his decision to include a bequest to Aquinas College in his Will, becoming the first official member of the Veritas Society.
Headmaster David McFadden thanked Mr Hutchinson for his generosity, saying his contribution would help to improve educational outcomes of many future Aquinians.
Mr Hutchinson was a boarder at the College from Year 8-12 and returned as a parent from 1999-2006. He spent several years as a volunteer Aquinas College Foundation Councillor and has been a strong supporter of Rowing at the College since his days as a student.
“I am delighted to be the inaugural Veritas Society member. My hope is that others will eventually follow – it will be a slow process but, as the years pass, it will grow and grow,” he said.
The Veritas Society has been established to acknowledge and thank friends of the College who choose to leave a gift to Aquinas College in their Will. Members are invited to special events throughout the year and receive a Veritas Society Pin in recognition of their contribution to Aquinas.