Girtonians give back generously in the 2017 Telethon


Over a period of three weeks in the Easter Vacation students enjoyed inspiring telephone conversations with Girton alumni from all over the world. We value the Telethon as an opportunity to stay in touch in a personal  and meaningful way, and many of the callers came away from the experience with a deeper understanding and appreciation of the College past, present and  future plans.


Thank you so much to all who contributed in cash, kind or conversation – 415 alumni made a gift raising £265,208 for Girton! Those of you were giving for the first time were particularly generous, and we were especially grateful to an alumnus, who matriculated in 1991, for providing a matched fund for new regular donors.


Key achievements of the Telethon included raising two thirds of the funding left to complete the John Marks Fellowship in Medicine, the endowment of an Emily Davies Bursary and raising over £88,000 for the College’s unrestricted permanent endowment which will help all aspects of College life according to need.

A very big thank you to all our alumni and supporters who took part in the telethon; you have brought us one step closer to achieving financial sustainability in the lead up to our 150th Anniversary in 2019.



For more information, please visit:

·         Annual Telephone Campaign

·         A Great Campaign

·         Giving to Girton