Giving to the College

Everyone should be able to develop their talents to the fullest. Education is good for the individual, and is an investment in society and the economy.

Andrew, Student

At Churchill College, we strive to uphold our world-renowned commitment to excellence in scholarship, teaching and research. The generosity of our donors giving is vital to helping us maintain and build on this commitment.

Your support makes the difference.

Gifts from alumni and friends of Churchill College help us provide the best experience for our students today, and for the future.

Your support and giving creates opportunities by providing scholarships and bursaries for undergraduate and graduate students alike. The best provision attracts the best students and will see Churchill go from strength to strength as an academic institution and a nurturing community.

Registered Charity Number: 1137476

Donor Recognition

We appreciate each and every donation from our supporters. Every donor is listed in the Churchill Review unless they have asked to remain anonymous, is sent a copy of our annual donor report, and will be invited* to our biennial Donor Garden Party. (*UK taxpayers whose donations are Gift Aided must have donated more than £100 in the preceding two years.)

For donors who are in a position to donate higher amounts, the following details the level of benefit we can give back in return.

Winston S Churchill 1958 Society

Membership of the Society, which is entirely voluntary, accords recognition to all individuals who pledge, or indicate that they will give, a gift in their Will to the College. Each year, a Society event is held for members in appreciation of their commitment to the College. Member names (where permission has been given) are included in the list of the Winston S. Churchill 1958 College Society members, printed in the annual Churchill Review.

Leaving a Legacy

Oak Circle

All those who have donated £10,000+ in the preceding 5 years receive personal acknowledgement from the Master and their gift is recorded at College Council. They are also on the invitation list to a drinks reception a specially arranged annual dinner.

Patrons’ Circle

To recognise and thank donors who have given more than £25,000 in the preceding 5 years,  in 2016 the College established the Benefactors’ board, which has pride of place outside the College Dining Hall. All those who give at this level are also on the invitation list to Fellows’ guest night.

Master’s Circle

We are delighted to invite all those who have donated more than £100,000 in the the preceding 10 years to a specially arranged dinner hosted by the Master each year.

Benefactors’ Circle

All those who have given more than £500,000 are invited to the Benefactors’ feast and the Founders’ feast, which take place annually. They also receive recognition as part of the University Vice-Chancellor’s Circle.

Benefactor Fellow

All those who have donated more than £1million are admitted as Benefactor Fellows, becoming members of the SCR and gaining category A dining rights. Those who have given at this level also receive University recognition as Guild of Benefactors members.

Winston S Churchill Fellow

Those who have donated more than £5million to the College received recognition as Winston S Churchill Fellows. They also receive recognition from the University (Campaign or Chancellor’s Medal).

Male student setting off on a bike from the front of College. In the background are a number of bike racks and the Boston Ivy on the walls of the Squash Courts.


Churchill College is a great success story and one in which all Churchillians can be proud. By giving today you can support our students and make a positive impact in their lives and through their works, a positive impact on society.

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