Girton’s 2015 Telephone Campaign sets new record!

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Our 2015 annual telephone campaign ended on a high in April, and once again we were heartened by the warmth and generosity of Girtonians across the globe. We are very pleased to announce that over £243,650 was raised for ‘A Great Campaign’ with the majority of gifts directed towards the General Endowment Fund and both undergraduate and graduate bursaries. It was also another record-breaking year with 75% of Girtonians choosing to support the College – the highest among telephone campaigns in the UK this year! We would also like to especially thank our young alumni – a staggering 78% of those aged between 23 and 27 called made a gift.

Among other successes, the campaign raised enough to provide the equivalent of 13 undergraduate students with a full bursary for a year and increased the amount of funds currently available to graduate students by around two thirds, a fantastic achievement. The Access Fund, which supports our outreach programme ‘HE+’ was also significantly bolstered, ensuring we can support the growing number of sixth-form students involved in the scheme.

The students thoroughly enjoyed the interaction with alumni and enjoyed exchanging Girton stories (including meeting future spouses in Cindies!) as well as taking away some great career advice.

We are also immensely grateful to the alumna who matched all leadership gifts to our priority funds this year. More generally we would like to say a huge thank you to all of our alumni for taking the time to chat to students and for so generously supporting Girton – you have helped lay the firmest of foundations.

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Published: 07 May 2015