Apart from small personal legacies and gifts to the National Gallery of Victoria, the Will of each of the sisters stipulated that the whole of her net assets were to be held for the charitable purposes designated - see what we fund. Their vision was to help make a real difference to the lives of those in need and to organisations that supported them.
On the death of the last surviving sister, Edith, the Fund was valued at £1,262,041 (in today's value this was worth approximately $40m). In each of the years since Edith's death, the Fund has made distributions of its income to worthy organizations and causes covered by the terms of the trust. The total amount distributed now exceeds $92 million (and the value of the Fund is approximately $80m).
The foresight and generosity of these three unassuming early Australian philanthropists continues to contribute to the welfare of the Australian people.