Giving to Queens'

Donations to Queens' College

We are enormously grateful for the generosity of generations of alumni, Fellows, and friends of Queens', whose support has enabled this College to flourish for the past 560 years. If you would like to contribute similarly to the College's development, you can do so in a number of ways. You can: give regularly, endow a Fellowship, scholarship or student prize, or leave a legacy to Queens'.

Queens' aims to offer a world-class, research-led education to the best and brightest students, irrespective of background, in stunning surroundings. Continuous funding is needed for the supervision system, pastoral care, the maintenance and development of ancient and new buildings, as well as bursary support for students who struggle to pay fees. Gifts of all sizes and types are most welcome.

 

Make a donation

You can provide details of your donation by printing our donation form and returning it to us 'Freepost' to the Queens' Development Office or calling us directly. For security reasons, please do not include any card details by email.

Tax efficient giving

Europe

It is possible to give tax efficiently through Transnational Giving Europe from the following European countries:

Belgium, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Poland, Republic of Ireland, Switzerland, and The Netherlands.

This scheme is run by the Charities Aid Foundation and its partner organisations. It enables alumni to make a gift to the College and receive all applicable tax benefits in the country where they pay tax. To make a gift and claim tax relief please contact your national foundations and explain that you wish to make a gift to Queens'. It would also be helpful if you could contact the Development Office to ensure that we have all the necessary paperwork in order.

The United States

If you live in America, you can give to Queens' through Cambridge in AmericaCambridge in America is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organisation (recognised by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service) which funds grants that benefit Cambridge University and its member Colleges. In compliance with IRS regulations, the Board of Directors of Cambridge in America maintains complete discretion over allocation of gifts to Cambridge. Gifts to Cambridge in America qualify for an income tax deduction to the limits allowed by law.

Cambridge in America methods of giving

Regular giving: The 1448 Society

The College needs as many alumni and friends of Queens' as possible to give regularly according to their means. All those giving a regular annual, quarterly or monthly gift to Queens' (normally by direct debit) of at least £14.48 or more receive automatic membership of the 1448 Society, and are invited to the annual Queens' Garden Party. For more information, please email Regular Giving & Communications Associate, Laura Kenworthy.

Gift Aid

If you are a UK taxpayer, Gift Aid increases the value of your charitable donation by 25%, allowing Queens' to reclaim the basic rate of tax on your gift at no extra cost to you. Gift Aid allows Queens' to claim an extra 25p for every £1 you donate.

To be eligible for Gift Aid you must pay the equivalent amount in tax to the amount of Gift Aid any charities would reclaim on your charitable donations that tax year.

If you are a UK 40% taxpayer you are entitled to reclaim the difference between basic and higher rate tax on your donation. This means that a gift of £1,000 per year to Queens' College would equal £1,250 including Gift Aid, but only cost you £750. If you are a higher rate taxpayer, please ensure you claim that margin on your own tax return.

More details can be found on the Charities Aid Foundation website.

Leaving a gift in your will

A will is the simplest way to provide, after your death, for those you care about, as well as creating a lasting legacy for your charitable causes. Legacies are crucial to securing Queens’ future for successive generations of students.

  • Any gift will make a difference to student support, teaching and sustaining Queens’ community, whether you pledge 1% or 100% of your estate.
  • There are considerable tax advantages when you leave money to charities, like Queens’, in your will.
  • Please read our short Legacy Brochure, which provides more information about leaving a gift to Queens’ in your will and includes wording for your solicitor.
  • When you inform us that you are leaving a gift to Queens’ in your will, you become a member of the Arthur Armitage Society and are invited to an annual thank you event at Queens’.
  • Alumni and friends in America can also become members of Cambridge in America’s 1209 Society.

For more information, please email the Alumni Office.

Giving through shares

For details of giving through shares or other methods, please email development@queens.cam.ac.uk.

Donor plaque for the Cripps Court top floor - in gratitude

 

 

 

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