20 September 2012
The University of Bristol’s regular giving programme raised more than £1 million for the first time in 2011/12, thanks to the generosity of over 6,400 alumni donors and a further 750 gifts from students, parents, staff and other friends. Bristol now has the third most successful regular giving programme at a UK university.
‘Our donors have driven some remarkable results,’ said Vice-Chancellor Professor Eric Thomas. ‘Donors help to make Bristol University’s education and research even better than we could otherwise afford. I am very grateful to all the Bristol alumni, parents, students, staff and friends who supported Bristol in 2011/12.’
Roger Holmes (BSc 1981), chair of the University of Bristol’s Centenary Campaign, noted that this was the seventh consecutive record-breaking year for Bristol’s regular giving. ‘Annual donations of £1 million are equivalent to the income Bristol might receive from a £33 million endowment,’ he said. ‘This level of income enables the University to say “yes” to very special opportunities in teaching, research and scholarship.’
2011/12 regular giving donations funded more than 500 different activities at Bristol. Here are some examples.
Additional examples of the impact of regular giving at the University of Bristol can be found in the 2011/12 Donor Report, 'Why you give'. Altogether in 2011/12, over £6.2m was donated to the University of Bristol from trusts, foundations, individuals and companies.
You can support Bristol’s research and education by making a donation at www.bristol.ac.uk/centenarycampaign/how/.