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Alumni donations to UK universities reach record levels

26 April 2013

Alumni donations to UK universities reach record levels

A recent survey has revealed that in 2011-12, universities across the UK received more than £774 million in philanthropic donations and pledges, an increase of 14% on the previous year. An all time high of more than 213,000 donors contributed to the sector.

At Bristol, we would like to say an enormous thank you to all our donors who have helped make such headlines possible.

Support from alumni, parents and friends has had a tremendous impact on Bristol’s education and advancing research. Gifts have helped students, academics and programmes across the University. For instance, donor support has enabled Bristol researchers to investigate the links between blood pressure and Alzheimer’s disease; has helped to minimise the impact of natural disasters; has purchased hundreds of books for Bristol libraries; and much more. The lives of hundreds of thousands of people will be improved, or even saved, thanks to gifts given to Bristol. (Bristol donors will receive information about some of the programmes they helped to support in May.)

Bristol’s Vice Chancellor, Professor Eric Thomas (Hon LLD 2004); and Tania Jane Rawlinson, Director of Campaigns and Alumni Relations, both championed the results of the philanthropy survey in interviews with national media. Coverage included:

If you would like to make a donation to Bristol you can do so online today. Thank you!