King’s College was founded with a benefaction from its founder, King Henry VI (1421-1471). From King Henry’s original benefaction, the College has relied on the good will, ideas, and material support of people inside and outside of the current Fellowship. King Henry founded the College to advance education, religion, learning, and what we now in a later age call research. These remain our areas of central concern, and each relies on a measure of external support.
Today, your gift to the College provides funding for the brightest and most promising students regardless of their means to pay, supports the supervision system and an extraordinary Fellowship to deliver it, helps us to restore and maintain our remarkable buildings, including the Chapel and Gibbs and funds activities that enrich and define College life, including music, performance, art, student clubs and societies and the Library and Archives
We are honoured to be able to recognise all gifts to the College, with deep appreciation for your contribution to King’s.
£1 or more - Name listed as a supporter
£250 or more - King’s College calendar
The purpose of the 1441 Foundation is to encourage and recognise extraordinary philanthropy in support of King's College Cambridge. The College is pleased to recognise cumulative giving with levels of membership in the Foundation.
£25,000 - Lifetime membership in the 1441 Foundation
£100,000 - Guild level member
£250,000 - Eligible for nomination as a Fellow Commoner
. Also eligible for nomination to the University of Cambridge Vice-Chancellor’s Circle
£1,000,000 - Eligible for nomination as a Fellow Benefactor. Also eligible for nomination to the University of Cambridge Guild of Cambridge Benefactors
All legacy donors are recognized with membership of the King’s College Legacy Circle.
Legators who indicate in writing a bequest to the College of £100,000 - £249,999 will be recognized as Lifetime Members of the 1441 Foundation; legators providing documentation for bequests in excess of £250,000 will be recognized as Guild Members of the 1441 Foundation.
In addition, legators in the United States may be eligible for membership in Cambridge in America’s 1209 Society.
There are various naming opportunities available. For more information about the naming opportunities please contact the Director of Development.
All forms of recognition respect the wishes of some donors to remain anonymous.