Girtonians give back generously in the 150th Anniversary Easter Telethon

Telethon 2019

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 and alumni come away from the experience with a deeper understanding and appreciation of the College’s past, present and future plans.

Thank you so much to all who contributed in cash, kind or conversation – 476 alumni made a gift raising £250,000 for Girton!

Key achievements of the Telethon included endowing an undergraduate bursary in perpetuity for a student from a financially disadvantaged background, raising funds for the Juliet Campbell Fellowship in International Studies and Graduate Research Scholarships, and raising over £70,000 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 are making all the difference by championing academic excellence in diversity.

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Published: 13 May 2019