Queens' Giving Day

8th - 9th May 2024

Giving Day 2024 is complete! Together, we have raised a total of £461,747 from 621 donors this Giving Day!

We are immensely grateful to everybody who donated from across the world, including those who participated in our College event as well. You can still look at the Donor Wall to see some of the wonderful messages left by alumni, students, staff, Fellows and friends who have supported our fundraising priorities this year.

What is Giving Day?

Giving Day is a 36-hour online fundraising drive, bringing together the College community from around the world – alumni, parents, students, Fellows, staff and friends – to give back and to celebrate what they care about at Queens’. Each gift makes an even bigger impact, helping to unlock matched funding and challenges thanks to a group of generous donors.

Over the past three years, Queens’ Giving Days have raised over £1 million in support of vital funds including Access and Outreach, The Mairi Hurrell Fund for Student Welfare, The Alexander Crummell Scholarships, The Nourhan Nassar Fund for AMES, and new Subject Funds in PBS and Education. Watch this year's Giving Day trailer below for more details!

Which funds can I support this year?

The Sustainability Fund

Donations to the Sustainability Fund will help us to install air source heat pumps on the roof of the Erasmus Building, allowing us to both heat and cool students’ rooms efficiently and transitioning away from the current gas fuelled system.

The Accessibility Fund

The Accessibility Fund will contribute towards the adaptation of our existing buildings to ensure that they are welcoming to all. The first step in this process is the installation of a lift and an accessible room in Erasmus, allowing students and guests with mobility impairments to reside on the ‘Dark Side’ of college for the first time.

The Subject Fund in Engineering

Engineering at Queens’ is a dynamic and inclusive community that is built on a strong foundation of collaboration between students and Fellows. We are establishing a Subject Fund in Engineering to guarantee that monetary support will be available to all future generations of Queens’ Engineering students and to extend this support to postgraduate students.

The Subject Fund in History

History is thriving at Queens’ thanks to a tight-knit and diverse community of undergraduates and postgraduate students led by brilliant Fellows. We are establishing a Subject Fund in History to enhance this community and ensure that every student can take full advantage of the opportunities available to them, such as the Erasmus Society and conference attendance.

The Unrestricted Fund

Every Giving Day also offers the opportunity to support the Unrestricted Fund. This is a vital source of income that can be deployed where unforeseen expenses or emergencies occur in College, giving the flexibility to address areas of greatest need quickly and efficiently. Donations to the Unrestricted Fund provide a solution if you are not sure which cause to support, but still would like to maximise your impact by making a gift on Giving Day.

“When students first set foot in College, not only do they enter the most exquisite and historic environment, but also an incredibly supportive and welcoming community. This community lasts well beyond graduation. The support of our generous alumni and friends guarantees that Queens’ can continue to provide a transformational educational experience.”
Dr Mohamed El-Erian, President of Queens' College