Privileges for donors
£1m or more: Companion of the Guild of Cambridge Benefactors
An individual or non-corporate trust who has made a gift of £1m or more (or if a corporation or corporate trust, of £1.5m or more) qualifies to become a Companion of the Guild of Cambridge Benefactors. The names of Companions are engraved in stone on the Benefactors' Staircase outside the Vice-Chancellor's Office, and Lord Sainsbury of Turville, Chancellor of the University of Cambridge, is invited to preside over the annual ceremony for the Guild each spring in Cambridge at which Companions wear Benefactors' gowns and receive a scroll of membership.
£250,000 or more: Vice-Chancellor’s Circle
The Vice-Chancellor’s Circle recognises those who give in aggregate £250,000 and over and up to £1m during the period of the 800th Campaign. Members of the Vice-Chancellor's Circle have their names engraved on glass plaques in the Old Schools, and are invited to an annual reception at an exclusive venue, often Buckingham Palace, each autumn. In addition members will be invited to join the Principal's Circle.
£50,000 or more: The Principal’s Circle
Those who give £50,000 or more to will be invited to join the Principal’s Circle. The Principal will host an annual private dinner at which one of our illustrious alumnae or Fellows will speak. Members and a guest will also be invited to one College Feast per year and to the annual Friends’ event.
£10,000 or more: The Benefactors
The Benefactors will be invited regularly to Newnham to an event hosted by the Principal. The format of these events will vary from year to year. They will also be invited to the annual Friends’ event.
£2,000 per annum: The Clough Club
We aspire to persuade 100 women to give £2,000 or more to the College each year leading to membership of The Clough Club. The Clough Club will be invited to special events such as small group tours led by students followed by dinner.
We have launched a new group around the nucleus of the former members of the Friends, who have reverted to their former name of the Guild of Friends. In the years that a donor gives £500 she or he will be invited to become a Friend. We will be holding an annual Friends’ Lecture followed by drinks and are very pleased that Dame Fiona Reynolds (NC 1976), the first woman Director General of the National Trust, has agreed to speak at the inaugural lecture in February 2010.
Up to £500 per annum
All gifts, no matter what size, really do make a difference. All donors will be listed in the annual Roll Letter unless wishing to be anonymous.