Ways of Giving to Magdalene

There are many ways you can help support Magdalene, every gift we receive counts and we are keen to find the best giving option for you.


Giving to Magdalene online allows you to set up a regular direct debit or make a single gift by credit/debit card.

If you are considering giving a single gift anonymously online please be aware that we are unable to claim Gift Aid on your donations. Please consider donating by downloading our paper giving form if you wish to give anonymously as this will allow us to claim Gift Aid.

Donation Form

Gifts can be made by cheque, credit or debit card, charity vouchers or bank transfer using the Magdalene donation form.

Gift Aid

If you are a UK taxpayer Gift Aid allows Magdalene to recover tax relief on your donations. For example, every £100 you donate through Gift Aid is worth £125 to the College. All you have to do is tick the Gift Aid box on the paper donation form, online giving form or regular direct debit form. More information about Gift Aid and information for higher rate tax payers can be seen on our Gift Aid page.

By Phone

The Alumni & Development Office is pleased to be able to accept donations by credit card over the phone, all major cards except American Express are accepted.

Please call +44(0)1223 332104 if you would like to arrange a donation by telephone.

Bank Transfer

If you would like to make a donation by bank transfer please email the Alumni & Development Office on development@magd.cam.ac.uk or phone us on 01223 332104 and we would be happy to provide details on how to make a bank transfer to the College.

Regular Gift by Direct Debit or Standing Order

If you would like to set up an online Direct Debit please use our online Direct Debit form.

Hard copy donation forms for Direct Debit and Standing Orders are also available to download. These include a Gift Aid declaration form which allows you to add Gift Aid to your donation at no extra cost.

Give As You Earn

Your employer may operate a Give as You Earn Scheme. Payroll giving donations are made from your income before deducting tax, this provides you with a saving as you donate before your tax is calculated.

For information on payroll giving and gift matching, please see our Give as you earn page.

Overseas Giving

It is possible for overseas donors to donate in a tax-efficient manner. Please see the Giving from Overseas page for details on how to give if you live in the US or Canada.

Cheques and Charity Vouchers

Single gifts can be made to the College via a cheque sent to the Alumni & Development Office, made payable to 'Magdalene College'. For those with CAF or sovereign accounts, a voucher can be sent to the College for us to complete. It is not possible to claim Gift Aid on gifts made via CAF vouchers.

To make a single gift to Magdalene, please download and complete a donation form.

Donating Shares

Donating shares to the College is one of the most tax-effective ways you can support us. You do not have to pay any capital gains tax on donated shares and you can claim income tax relief by deducting the value of your donation from your total taxable income the tax year (6 April to 5 April) in which you made the gift.

If would like to donate shares to the College please contact the Director of Development or call +44(0)1223 332104.

Gifts in Kind

If you would like to support the College but would prefer not to do this financially, you might like to consider a gift in kind. Gifts in kind could include donating books to the College Library, and the hosting of events.

If you have any questions then please email us or call +44(0)1223 332104. We are very grateful for your interest and support.

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