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Development Office, Girton College, Huntingdon Road, Cambridge CB3 0JG
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Recognising Giving

Girton's future depends on the success of our Great Campaign. So we must measure that success financially. But this is just the start. There are around 800 students in the College at any one time; yet Girton proper comprises more than 9,000 alumni and friends.

This wider family is an important source of the energy, identity and imagination that drives us forward. Joining a Great Campaign is about being part of the Girton community in every sense. To recognise your support, all those who give in cash or kind (except those who request anonymity) are listed in an appropriate College publication. For substantial gifts, donors' names may be posted as inscriptions, carvings or engravings in a public area of the College.

 

Recognising your Generosity

To acknowledge your support, for the lifetime of A Great Campaign, we have established various ways of recognising and honouring our donors. All donors will be listed in the Development Newsletter and online each year (unless anonymity is requested). 

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Individuals who donate £500 become Members of A Great Campaign. Members will receive an enamelled pin badge and will be invited to occasional special events including a biennial summer party. The College is delighted that over 960 of alumni and supporters are already members of A Great Campaign.

Donors who give £500 or more will also be recorded on a donor board in Ash Court.

You can become a Member of A Great Campaign by making a regular gift (annually, quarterly or monthly) or a one off donation. All donations made to the College during the life time of A Great Campaign qualify. Your  entitlement to Membership benefits begins once the College has received £500.

The table below provides some examples of how to become a Member of A Great Campaign, but assumes that no previous donations have been made to the College during the Campaign. If you are already a donor to the College, or would like more detailed information, then please contact the Development Office.

 

 

Gift Amount (not eligible for Gift Aid)

Gift Amount (Eligible for Gift Aid)

One off gift

£500

£400

Annual Gift (for 3 years)

£166.67

£133.34

Quarterly Gift (for 3 years)

£41.67

£33.34

Monthly Gift (for 3 years)

£13.89

£11.12

Benslow Circle

Those who pledge £5,000 will become members of our Benslow Circle, named to recall Girton’s first home, Benslow House in Hitchin, where the first five ‘Girton Pioneers’ studied. They will receive an enamelled pin badge, and will be invited to the annual ceremony of the Commemoration  of Benefactors and Foundation Dinner.

 

Gift Amount (not eligible for Gift Aid)

Gift Amount (Eligible for Gift Aid)
One off gift £5,000 £4,000
Annual Gift (for 5 years) £1,000 £800
Quarterly Gift (for 5 years) £250.00 £200
Monthly Gift (for 5 years) £83.33 £66.67

 

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Alumni and supporters who pledge £10,000 will become Friends of A Great Campaign. Friends will receive a bronze lapel pin, and will be invited to the annual ceremony of the Commemoration of Benefactors and Foundation Dinner.

Donors who give £10,000 or more will also be recorded on a donor board in the main College.

You can become a Friend of A Great Campaign by making a regular gift (annually, quarterly or monthly) or a one off donation. All donations made to the College during the life time of A Great Campaign qualify.

The table below provides some examples of how to become a Friend of A Great Campaign, but assumes that no previous donations have been made to the College during the Campaign. If you are already a donor to the College, or would like more detailed information, then please contact the Development Office.

 

Gift Amount (not eligible for Gift Aid)

Gift Amount (Eligible for Gift Aid)

One off gift

£10,000

£8,000

Annual Gift (for 5 years)

£2,000

£1,600

Quarterly Gift (for 5 years)

£500

£400

Monthly Gift (for 5 years)

£166.67

£133.34

Jubilee Circle

Individuals who pledge £50,000 will become members of the Jubilee Circle. Members will receive a silver and green enamelled pin badge, an invitation to the annual ceremony of the Commemoration of Benefactors and Foundation Dinner, and will also receive invitations to occasional special events hosted by the Mistress.

 

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Donors who pledge £100,000 will become Patrons of A Great Campaign. Patrons will receive a silver lapel pin, will be invited to the annual ceremony of the Commemoration of Benefactors and Foundation Dinner, and will also receive invitations to occasional special events hosted by the Mistress.

For more information on how to become a Patron please contact the Development Office.

 

Barbara Bodichon Foundation Fellowship

Donors who give £500,000 or more to Girton become eligible for election by the College Council to a Barbara Bodichon Foundation Fellowship. These Fellows are invited a number of special events each year, are listed in the University Reporter, and will receive a gold lapel pin.

For more information on Barbara Bodichon Foundation Fellows please contact the Development Office.

 

Recognition at University Level

Additionally donors to Girton who have given £250,000 are currently eligible to be nominated as members of the University Vice-Chancellor’s Circle. Donors who make gifts totalling £1 million or more are currently eligible to join the University Guild of Benefactors.

 

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Anyone who indicates that they intend to leave a legacy to Girton becomes a member of the 1869 Society, and will receive a purple lapel pin along with invitations from time to time to events hosted by the Mistress. 

 

However you support A Great Campaign, whether by donating, leaving a legacy, or bringing in conference business, thank you for playing a vital role in securing the College’s future.