Newnham runs an annual telephone campaign to keep up to date with what alumnae around the world are doing as well as to raise funds to provide much-needed support for students and Senior Members. Each year we produce a Case for Support to highlight those projects and funds that are particularly important.
Telephone Campaign 2011
This year’s Telephone Campaign set a new record; alumnae very generously gave £252,000 which is a fantastic amount and for which we are very grateful indeed. 72% of the alumnae we spoke to chose to make a gift. The process is of enormous benefit to the individual student as well as to the College: to obtain an internship or job now invariably involves a telephone interview before students can get their foot in the door for a face-to-face interview and a number of our callers said how valuable they found the telephone experience. We had lots of positive feedback from alumnae – thank you.
“To me the telephone campaign seems like a winner for us all: for me it is a wonderful opportunity to take a moment out of the hectic whirl of my present daily life, to reflect upon the path that brought me here and of course to indulge in some shameless nostalgia. For the students of today I hope that the campaign provides some interesting insight into the heritage of their wonderful college, as well of course as some much needed financial support for them and their successors. For Newnham as a whole I am sure that the strength of association between students past, students present and indeed those yet to come will help our wonderful college to thrive for the next 140 years.”