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1869 Foundation

Individuals who have notified us of their intention to benefit the College in their will are invited to join the 1869 Foundation.

Through membership of the 1869 Foundation, you allow us to thank you for your gift during your lifetime and to invite you to participate in the life of the College now. 

Benefits of membership include:

- An invitation to the annual 1869 Foundation day in May, hosted by the Master. The event includes lunch, private lectures and a special concert.

- You will be presented with a certificate and a distinctive pin designed to celebrate the commitment of our legators.

- Your name will be included in our annual list of donors, although we will, of course, respect the wishes of those who request anonymity.

- If you would like to discuss the possibility of a naming opportunity to ensure that you or a loved one are remembered in perpetuity, please contact the Development Director. 

To notify the College of your intentions, please complete an 1869 Foundation pledge form and return it to the Development Office.

USA residents

Cambridge in America can help Members based in the USA to make tax-efficient gifts to Fitzwilliam. For full information, please see Cambridge in America’s Planned Giving page. You will need to request that the Directors of Cambridge in America exercise their discretion and allocate your gift to support Fitzwilliam College. Cambridge in America's 1209 Society was established to thank US alumni who support Cambridge by means of Planned Giving.

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In bequeathing what I can, I feel that I will be repaying the College for its contribution to my life. Looking back to my time at Fitzwilliam, I have much more appreciation now for what it means to have a Cambridge education.
Tracey Hancock (Geography 1980)