Making a Gift
Donations to support Future Foundations can be made over the remaining 4 years of the Campaign. All those who give over £1,000 in total (including Gift Aid where applicable) will be included on the Wall of Benefactors in the new Library building.
Please use the links below to make a gift online or alternatively download our paper PDF Donation Form.
Making a gift from the UKMake a one off gift Make a regular gift
Making a Gift from the USA
Gifts and donations made by US taxpayers to The Magdalene College Foundation (MCF) which is the Colleges 501(c)3 organisation are tax deductable to the extent allowed by law. To give online please click on the link below or alternatively download the MCF Donation Form.Make a Gift from the USA
Those wishing to give online using an American Express card or a PayPal account may donate through the PayPal Giving Fund.
Making a Gift from Overseas
It is possible for overseas donors to make a gift to the College. Please complete and return the Overseas Giving form.
Higher-rate taxpayers will benefit from tax relief by claiming back the difference between the higher rates of tax at 40% or 45% and the basic rate of tax at 20% on the total value of the gross donation.
If you are a UK taxpayer, every £100 you donate through Gift Aid is worth £125 to Magdalene, the difference is paid by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) at no extra cost to you.
Your Gift Aid donations will qualify as long as they’re not more than 4 times what you have paid in tax in that tax year (6 April to 5 April). The tax could have been paid on income or capital gains.
Higher and additional rate taxpayers
If you pay tax at the higher or additional rate you can claim the difference between the rate you pay and the basic rate on your donation, either by filing a self-assessment tax return or by asking HMRC to amend your tax code.
You donate £100 to Magdalene, we will claim Gift Aid to make your donation £125.
- Higher rate taxpayers pay 40% tax so you can personally claim back £25 (£125 x 20%)
- Additional rate taxpayers pay 45% tax so you can personally claim back £31.25 (£125 x 25%)
In both cases, the College will receive £125 as a Gift Aided donation.
Give As You Earn (GAYE) and Payroll Giving
Give As You Earn (GAYE) and Payroll Giving allow you to make a tax-free donation to Magdalene directly from your UK salary or pension. For more information, please see Give As You Earn.
US taxpayers can make tax efficient gifts via The Magdalene College Foundation (MCF) which is a 501(c)3 organisation.
Gifts made by US taxpayers to the MCF are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law and a tax receipt in a form acceptable to the Internal Revenue Service will be issued for every donation received.
- Magdalene College Foundation: Making a gift information
- Magdalene College Foundation: Making a gift online
- Magdalene College Foundation: Paper Gift Form
Cheques are to be made payable to 'The Magdalene College Foundation', and sent to:
The Magdalene College Foundation
c/o Chapel & York Limited
1000 N. West. St., Suite 1200
Wilmington, DE 19801-1058
The Alumni and Development Office is the administrative office of the MCF. If you would like more information or to discuss your gift in confidence please contact the Development Director by telephone +44 (0)1223 332160 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of Cambridge will issue donation receipts that are accepted by the Canada Revenue Agency for tax purposes on behalf of Magdalene for gifts made in Canadian dollars.
To make a gift please complete and return the Overseas Giving form.
Cheques are to be made payable to 'Magdalene College Cambridge', and sent to:
Alumni & Development Office