The generosity of our Alumni, Parents and Friends enables St Catherine’s to be a world-class academic institution, with the power to transform its students’ lives and inspire great contributions to our society.
Donations enable us to continue to offer a world class education to all students, regardless of background, honouring our founding ethos. Each year thanks to the generosity of our alumni and friends, we are able to financially support 1 in 5 of our undergraduates and award 35 postgraduate scholarships and welcome over 1,000 school pupils to outreach events. Your support also enables us to maintain the tutorial system, with over 100 Tutors and Lecturers, and to maintain and expand our unique buildings.
More details about the impact of donations can be read about in our 2018 Impact Report here. If you have any questions about supporting the College, please don’t hesitate to contact the Development Office at email@example.com or by calling +44(0)1865 271705.
Make a Gift Online
Our secure online donation form is a quick and easy way for you to support St Catz. You can make a single donation, by debit or credit card, or alternatively help St Catz plan for the future and make a regular donation by direct debit.
Please note you need a UK bank account to set up a regular donation.
Increase the value of your donation by 25% with Gift Aid:
If you are a UK tax payer you can increase the value of your donation to St Catz by completing a Gift Aid declaration. St Catz can reclaim the basic-rate tax you have paid on any donation (Gift Aid), provided you pay income tax in the UK and the amount of this is at least equal to the tax that we will reclaim in any one tax year. In order for us to claim Gift Aid on your donation, you simply need to complete a Gift Aid declaration, which are on our online and postal giving forms. Currently, giving by Gift Aid adds an extra 25p for every £1 you give, at no extra cost to you. Higher-rate taxpayers can claim relief on the difference between basic and higher rates in their annual tax return. For more information on Gift Aid and claiming such gifts on your tax return, please visit the HMRC website.
There are a number of ways you can donate to St Catz in a tax-efficient way from overseas, including from Canada, Europe, Hong Kong, USA and Switzerland. Please find details below of how to make a tax efficient donation from these countries.
You can donate to St Catz through Americans for Oxford (AFO), a 501(3)(c) organisation, providing a tax-efficient giving route for supporters who are resident in the US. AFO will provide you with a tax receipt for your donation, and your donation will be passed on in full to St Catz. Please specify when making a donation that you wish for your gift to be allocated to St Catherine’s College.
You can also make a donation by post by returning a donation form to Americans for Oxford, 500 Fifth Avenue, 32nd Floor, New York, NY 10110.
If you make a donation to St Catz and are resident in Canada, we will issue you with a Canadian tax receipt. You will receive this with the formal acknowledgement of your donation.
You can donate to St Catz through The University of Oxford China Office, a charity in Hong Kong under Section 88 of the Inland Revenue Ordinance, who will issue you with a tax receipt. Please specify when making a donation that you wish for your gift to be allocated to St Catherine’s College.
Information on how to make a donation can be found here.
The Transnational Giving Europe (TGE) Network is a way to donate tax-efficiently to organisations across Europe. Currently St Catz is registered with the German and French partners, but please do get in touch if you would like to donate through TGE from another partner country.
To donate from Germany, you can do so online through Maecenata Stiftung here.
To donate from France, you can do so online through Foundation de France here.
You can donate to St Catz through Swiss Friends of Oxford University (SFOU), an association (Verein) under Swiss law, with tax rulings from the canton of Zug recognising its tax-exempt status.
More information about how to make a donation, and what you can support through SFOU can be found here.
To make a single gift by cheque/debit card or a regular gift by Direct Debit to St Catz by post, please complete this donation form and return to The Development Office, St Catherine’s College, Manor Road, Oxford, OX1 3UJ.
By Bank Transfer
If you would like to make a donation by bank transfer our details are the following:
Bank Account Name: St Catherine’s College – Appeal Account
Account No.: 02912752
Sort Code: 30-96-35
Bank: Lloyds TSB PLC, 1 High Street, Oxford, OX1 4AA
IBAN No.: GB33 LOYD 3096 3502 9127 52
BIC Code: LOYDGB21023
If you have made a donation by bank transfer, it would be wonderful if you could email us at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can ensure to allocate it correctly.
Donations of Shares or Property
You can also donate to St Catz by gifting shares or property, and in doing so you can take advantage of significant tax deductions. As the College has charitable status, transfers of such assets are exempt from Capital Gains tax. Further information can be found here.
Leave a Legacy
By remembering St Catherine’s College in your will, you are ensuring that future generations of students will benefit from the high quality education and experience we offer. We are exceptionally grateful to all of our alumni and friends who have pledged to make this most personal of gifts.
Our Legacy Brochure provides helpful information about how you can make this very special gift. If you are planning to leave a Legacy, we would be most grateful if you could inform us, so that we can express our gratitude. You can do so by contacting the Acting Director of Development, Anna Fowler, directly (e-mail: email@example.com, telephone: 01865 281585).
Is St Catherine’s College a charity?
Yes – we are a registered charity (no. 1143817) under the provisions of the Charity Act 2011. We are also registered with the Fundraising Regulator and subscribe to the Code of Fundraising Practice.
How does St Catherine’s recognise its donors?
We are exceptionally grateful to all of our donors, and the College is dedicated to acknowledging all gifts accordingly. Our Donor Charter has been created to assure supporters of the integrity and accountability of our fundraising efforts and lists our donors’ rights.
We thank everyone who gives the St Catherine’s by displaying their names on our Annual List of Donors, which is published together with our College record, The Year. If you do not wish to appear on the list, do let us know – we would be happy to record your gift as anonymous.
The philanthropy of our community of alumni, parents and friends has a noticeable impact in areas of St Catherine’s. From helping to provide financial support for our students, to preserving the tutorial system and upgrading our buildings, your support makes a wonderful difference. Thank you!
How does my donation make a difference?
In the 2016-17 financial year, a record-breaking 2000+ alumni and friends supported the College, helping us provide financial support to 1 in 5 of our undergraduates and 35 postgraduate scholarships. We were also able to provide a team of over 100 world-class academic staff and reward over 100 of our students for outstanding academic and personal achievements. Thanks to you, we were able to accommodate close to 90% of our undergraduates in College, and the cost of living in College remained below the student average for Oxford. For more information on how your support makes a difference, read our latest Impact Report.
Can I choose to donate to a specific project, scholarship or subject?
You can request to allocate your donation to a range of funds, depending on your interest: Access & Outreach, Student Support, Teaching & Research or Buildings & Facilities. If you don’t have a preference, you can also donate to Our Greatest Need, and we’ll put your gift towards the highest priority of the College at that time. If you would like to discuss the possibility of donating to any other area, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling +44(0)1865 271705.
I make a regular donation to the College. How can I change the amount or frequency of my donation?
Please contact us to tell us of any changes to your donation at email@example.com or by calling +44(0)1865 271705.
What is Gift Aid?
If you pay tax in the UK, Gift Aid is a simple way to increase the value of your gift to St Catherine’s. Using Gift Aid will allow us to reclaim the basic rate tax on your gift, increasing the value of your donation by 25%. This means that if you give £100 using Gift Aid, your gift is worth £125 to the College. Gift Aid can be applied to donations made by cash, cheque, direct debit, and credit/debit card.
You can use a Gift Aid Calculator to find out the difference that Gift Aid makes to your donation.
Get in Touch
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with a member of our Development Team:
Acting Director of Development
firstname.lastname@example.org / +44 (0) 1865 271 692
Lucie Thorpe Spickova
email@example.com / +44 (0) 1865 281 596