Cambridge in America — celebrating collective might

Cambridge in America — celebrating collective might

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Donors to Cambridge in America (CAm) contributed more than $514 million to the record-breaking “Dear World . . . Yours, Cambridge” campaign. Almost $26 million came to CAm from gifts under $50,000 that supported Colleges and initiatives such as student support, health care and Cambridge Zero, among others.  

“What better cause is there than to invest in the future of mankind and assist young people in obtaining a similar education and experience to what I received.” 

Brian Beeston (Selwyn) — CAm Donor and Volunteer 

Over the past five years, CAm’s Annual Giving team supported Collegiate Cambridge with fundraising appeals that significantly increased gifts ranging from $1 to $50,000, engaging more than 20,000 alumni from across North America, and demonstrating that every gift, regardless of size, enables Colleges and the University to fulfil their mission.  

“Annual Giving is the lifeblood of philanthropy,” says CAm Executive Director Gabrielle Bennett, and former Development Director of Downing College. “Our program means that every Cambridge alumna/us living in the US can support the cause of their choice at Collegiate Cambridge.”   

Alumni can designate a gift to CAm for their College, School, or University initiative of their choice and receive the US tax benefits of philanthropic giving.  

Brian Beeston, a volunteer who leads the San Diego Alumni Group, set up a recurring gift that is deducted from his credit card each month to benefit his College. “I donate to Selwyn, as a way of giving back for the wonderful three years of exceptional education and a social life that I enjoyed at the finest University on the globe. I contribute automatically, monthly so I don’t forget. It’s a much more convenient way to give than making an annual or infrequent donation.” 

Recurring gifts like Brian’s have more than doubled since 2017, bringing in more than $700,000 in support of the “Dear World . . .” Campaign.  

If you live in the United States, or in the UK and pay US taxes, visit Cambridge in America at to learn more about how you can support Collegiate Cambridge.  

Founded in 1991, CAm advances the mission of Collegiate Cambridge by providing expertise in fundraising and engagement and by growing the base of support for the University and its Colleges among alumni and friends in North America. 


For more information about Cambridge in America visit the CAm website or contact:

Patricia Danver

Senior Director, Strategic Engagement

+1 (212) 984-0965