Future Foundations – The Campaign for Magdalene was launched in March 2017 and we have had a fantastic response from Members and Friends during the past three years. We have raised funds to support undergraduate bursaries (with help from the Harding Challenge), support postgraduate students and early career Fellows, build a new College Library and, looking further ahead, to restore the iconic Pepys Building.
For now, however, given the unprecedented and uncertain times we suddenly find ourselves in due to the global pandemic, have taken the decision to concentrate on raising funds to help our people. The students and academic staff suddenly facing unexpected and exceptional financial difficulties. We have created an Emergency Fund and your gifts will give the Senior Bursar the freedom to respond to immediate pressing needs swiftly and generously. Thank you very much for choosing to support us particularly at this difficult time. Every single gift will make a very real difference to your College now.
Magdalene has thrived on the generosity of supporters over the centuries and more Members and Friends are supporting the College today than ever before. Find out more about the Campaign.
Making a Gift
Every gift, large and small, will make a difference to the success of the Campaign. Donations can be made over the course of the Campaign, all those who give over £1,000 (including Gift Aid) will be included on the Wall of Benefactors in the new Library.
About the Campaign
Magdalene has thrived on the generosity of supporters over the centuries and more Members and Friends are supporting the College today than ever before. We now want to enrich our estate to ensure that our students have the best possible facilities to succeed.
Areas of Support
Our ambitions for the Future Foundations Campaign include securing undergraduate bursaries so that our students can study undeterred by financial concerns, supporting our postgraduate students in the current difficult financial climate, build a new College Library and restore the Pepys Building.
The Magdalene College Foundation
The Magdalene College Foundation is a US non-profit organization, tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the US Internal Revenue Code and is governed by an independent board of directors. Gifts to The Magdalene College Foundation are deductible to the extent allowed by law.
We invite all Members to take part in this Campaign, every gift large or small will make a huge difference in reaching our target. The new building provides a number of naming opportunities. Members, Friends of the College and their families can leave a lasting legacy or honour the memory of a loved...
The Campaign in Numbers
We have secured pledges and gifts for £10 million and are now looking to raise £15 million to achieve our goal in our most ambitious fundraising campaign to date. Every gift, large and small, will make a difference. We believe the Campaign is vital to secure the future foundations for Magdalene.
Leaving a gift in your Will
UK legislation in relation to making a will favours charitable giving by reducing taxation if a small proportion of the entire estate is given to charity. Many Members are unable to give during their lifetime because of financial commitments, remembering the College in your will offers the opportuni...
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