Geelong Gallery Foundation established the Hitchcock Society in 2015 as part of its Bequests program.

The Hitchcock Society acknowledges the generous and farsighted support provided by philanthropists during the Gallery’s formative years, and those who more recently, have supported the Gallery through bequests.

By notifying us of your bequest, you will be invited to become a member of the Hitchcock Society. There will be opportunities to enjoy events with other Society members and occasions to be more involved in the broader Geelong Gallery community.

The Hitchcock Society luncheon, held in the Gallery, has become an essential part of the Geelong Gallery Foundation events calendar. This is a marvellous event to thank and celebrate the generosity of its current members, encourage future bequests and to hear from exceptional guest speakers.

For more information about bequests via the Hitchcock Society or other ways of making your bequest to support the future of the Geelong Gallery, please contact the Foundation via

Why ‘Hitchcock’?

In naming the Society, the Foundation and founding members chose to honour noted Geelong civic leaders George M Hitchcock (1831–1912) and Howard Hitchcock (1866–1932). Father and son were most significant in the advancement of the Gallery, and remarkable individuals who gave generous and far-sighted support to the Gallery and Greater Geelong.