Your Gift - our thanks

All donors, whatever the amount given, will be recognised in the year of their gift in our annual donor lists which are sent out with an appropriate College publication.

The Gild: £250 - £1,000

Throughout our history, the support of students and alumni has been crucial to our growth and development. From our earliest days, students contributed a penny to become a member of The Gild (sic), a supporters club whose proceeds went towards the College’s most pressing needs. With the College facing its biggest project of modern times, the time is now right to re-launch the Gild and recognise our grassroots supporters. Supporters making gifts between £250 and £1,000 will be thanked with a limited edition crest badge and included as a member of the circle on the list of donors. There will be an annual event to welcome donors back to College as a heartfelt thank you from Hughes Hall.

The Founders’ Circle: £1,000 - £5,000

For those who make a cumulative gift between £1,000 and £5,000, we have created the Founders’ Circle in tribute to the original founders of the College, who by pooling their efforts and resources, were able to turn their commitment to education into a reality. As a member of this circle, you will receive a silver pin badge commissioned from one of the country’s leading makers of medals and regalia. In the year of making your gift, we will be delighted to welcome members of the Founders’ Circle to join us for a special pre-event reception on the day of the summer garden party as well as to an annual celebration of our donors.

The Elizabeth Hughes Circle: £5,000 - £10,000

Donors making a single gift or fulfilling a pledged gift of between £5,000 and £10,000 will receive a silver-gilt pin badge commissioned from one of the country’s leading makers of medals and regalia. In addition to invitations to the donor’s reception in summer and the annual Donors’ Day, supporters at this level will have the opportunity to name a room in our new building.

Larger gifts

If you are considering making a gift above £10,000, we would be delighted to discuss the appropriate levels of recognition through our President’s Circle, and for transformational gifts, the Pfeiffer Fellowship. Recognition for gifts at this level will include invitations to small scale dinners with the President and Fellows, significant room naming opportunities, and other gestures as appropriate. Please contact the Development Office on or write to us at the following address: Development Office,  Hughes Hall, Wollaston Road, Cambridge, CB1 2EW.


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