St John’s greatly values the support provided by its alumni and friends, at any level, and is committed to thanking you appropriately

St John’s greatly values the support provided by its alumni and friends, at any level.  Every year all donors to the College in the previous financial year are invited to a reception to thank them for their support, and are listed in Benefactors, one of the College’s annual publications. 

In recognition of their generous support, donors who have given a total of £25,000 or more, including firm future pledges, are members of the Board of Benefactors and receive an invitation to the annual Benefactors’ Dinner.  This special occasion brings together the College’s most significant donors with the Fellowship and is similar in scale to a College Feast.  If you are interested in making a gift at this level please contact the Alumni Office

In appropriate circumstances the Governing Body will consider naming opportunities, especially for scholarships, Tutorial Fellowships, and physical spaces within College, in gratitude to particularly generous donors. 

The 1555 Society comprises all alumni who make annual gifts of £1,555 ($2,000) or more.  The College holds an annual reception to thank these donors for their support, and they are recognised separately in Benefactors.  If you are interested in joining the 1555 Society please contact the Alumni Office.

The Rawlinson Society exists to recognise all those who have informed St John’s that they have kindly remembered the College in their will.  St John’s holds an annual event to thank members for supporting St John’s in this way.  If you are interested in joining the Rawlinson Society please contact please contact the Alumni Office.

The University also has recognition groups for very significant gifts: the Vice-Chancellor’s Circle (£250,000+) and Chancellor’s Court of Benefactors (£1.5m+).  Gifts to any part of the collegiate university count towards the qualification level. 

Benefactor's Window The Benefactor Window in the Old Library