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The Fitzwilliam museum after its restoration
Philanthropy is the golden thread linking our greatest achievements. You can donate today – online, by phone or by post. Legacy gifts are also a vital way to secure our future. Our fundraisers are on hand any time to offer advice or to discuss a major gift.
 
 
 
 
 
A volunteer at the Cambridge event 'Bridge the gap'
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Testimonials

Discover why philanthropy matters and how it makes Cambridge better still. Hear from our donors about their philanthropic motivations and from those who have been supported by such gifts during their time at the University.

The Dawsons in front of the Senate House
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When Peter and Christina Dawson endowed the Jean Thomas PhD Award at St Catharine’s College they made a permanent and profound contribution to the lives of countless young scholars.
Rebekah Scheuerle
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Rebekah Scheuerle is a second-year Gates-Cambridge Scholar at St John’s College. She is undertaking a PhD in the BioScience Engineering Group in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology.
Rhys Jones, Wolfson Scholar and PhD in History student
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Rhys Jones is studying a PhD in History as a Wolfson Scholar.
Gifford Combs is shown at his admittance to the Guild of Benefactors
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Ask Gifford Combs, MPhil (Queens’ 1983), what type of projects he likes to support philanthropically and he will use an interesting word: “orphans”.
Charlotte Owens is pictured with College friends
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Charlotte Owens (Selwyn 2014) is an undergraduate Philosophy student. She is from Brighouse in West Yorkshire and is the first student from her sixth-form college to go to Cambridge University. She was encouraged to apply after participating in the HE+ programme in 2013.
Sir James Dyson
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Sir James Dyson tells us what inspired him to give to Cambridge and why the world needs engineers.
Lucy Robinson
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Lucy Robinson is a graduate student in the Department of Pharmacology.
Dr Annettee Nakimuli
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Dr Annettee Nakimuli, a lecturer in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of Makerere University, Uganda, (MUII) became involved with the Cambridge-Africa Programme at the start of her PhD studies.