Future Foundations - The Campaign for Magdalene

Future Foundations - The Campaign for Magdalene

Future Foundations - The Campaign for Magdalene is a five year campaign aiming to raise £25 million to secure undergraduate bursaries, support graduate students and early career Fellows, build a new College Library and restore the iconic Pepys Building.

Magdalene has thrived on the generosity of supporters over the centuries and more Members and Friends are supporting the College today than ever before. We now want to enrich our estate to ensure that our students have the best possible facilities to succeed. The College’s commitment to academic excellence includes the provision of financial support, the best possible teaching and pastoral care and building a new library.

Future Foundations - Areas of Support

Future Foundations - General Purposes

Directing gifts towards the area of greatest need within College.

Find out more about supporting Future Foundations - The Campaign for Magdalene.

The Undergraduate Bursary Scheme at Magdalene

We are committed to raising funds to support every undergraduate in need of help. We are committed to the idea that no one should be deterred from studying at Magdalene due to financial reasons.

Find out more about supporting the Undergraduate Bursary Scheme.

Supporting Postgraduate Students and Young Academics

The financial climate for our brightest graduates wishing to pursue further study has become much more challenging. The College has a Hardship Fund for graduate students who run into financial difficulties. The fund also allows us to support a number of PhD students whose funding runs out before their research is complete. This is all possible due to the generosity and support of our Members and Friends.

Find out more about supporting postgraduate students and young academics.

A New Library for Magdalene

The historic Pepys Building currently houses the Pepys Library and the College Library. Due to the expanding student cohort, space in the current College Library is at a premium both in terms of student working areas and the book stock that can be housed.

A key focus of the Future Foundations Campaign is to rais money to build a new College library. The new Library will provide Magdalene students with an up-to-date dedicated workspace, the book stock will be almost doubled and the College will gain 10 more seminar rooms for teaching and group study.

Find out more about supporting the new library building.

Pepys Building Restoration

‘Phase II’ of the Campaign will involve the restoration and re-configuration of the ground floor of the Grade I listed Pepys Building. The newly available space will offer great opportunities to the College and the scope of the project will be developed in detail once the build of the new College Library is underway.

Find out more about supporting the Pepys Building restoration.

In compliance with IRS regulations, the Board of Directors of The Magdalene College Foundation maintains complete discretion over allocation of gifts to Magdalene. However, the Board of Directors will take into consideration any specific areas which you may wish to support. Untargeted gifts will be treated as gifts to 'General Purposes', to be disbursed to the area of greatest need.

Supporting the Future Foundations Campaign

We invite all of our Members to take part and support the Future Foundations Campaign. Every gift, large and small, will make a difference to the success of the Future Foundations Campaign.

Members who make a donation of over $1250 (£1000) throughout the lifetime of the campaign will have their name listed in the new building regardless of the designation of the donation.

Make a gift online via the Magdalene College Foundation  Download a donation form

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