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Corpus Christi College University of Cambridge

Donor Recognition

We are very grateful to all our supporters, who help to ensure that Corpus is able to provide the highest standards of education to the most talented students from all backgrounds, as well as allowing the College to remain at the forefront of ground-breaking research.   Corpus has a range of groups and societies to acknowledge and thank our most loyal donors.

The Master’s Circle

Donors who have given over £20,000 to Corpus, including Gift Aid, are invited to become members of the Master’s Circle.  Members are invited to a College feast and a dinner in the Master’s Lodge, and their names are listed in the Donor Report, unless they prefer to remain anonymous.  Membership is initially for three years, but is continued for as long as the member is a current donor to the College, and can be reinstated if a former member decides to renew their support.   We hope that membership of the Master’s Circle will provide those who have supported Corpus significantly with an opportunity to meet one another and to become more closely involved with the College.

Associate Members of the Master’s Circle

Donors under the age of 40 who have given over £5,000 to Corpus, including Gift Aid, are invited to become Associate Members of the Master’s Circle.  Associate Members are invited to a dinner in the Master’s Lodge, and their names are listed in the Donor Report, unless they prefer to remain anonymous.  Associate membership is initially for three years, but continues for as long as the member is a current donor and under the age of 40, and can be reinstated if a young donor decides to renew their support.  We are pleased to have this opportunity to recognise the commitment of young donors who have provided the College with significant support at an early stage of their lives and careers.  We hope that Associate Membership of the Master’s Circle will allow them to meet one another, as well as to become more closely involved with the life of the College.

The 1352 Foundation Society

The 1352 Foundation Society was created in order to recognise the generosity and commitment of those who have pledged legacies to the College.  Membership of this Society acknowledges those who have informed us of their intention to leave the College a gift in their will.  Through the 1352 Foundation Society, we recognise legacy gifts within the lifetime of the donors so that they can enjoy a relationship with the College and its current members.  Each year the Society hosts a Members’ Day, which includes lunch, as well as an exhibition, a tour or a lecture.  We want Members to feel involved in the life of the College and welcome them and their families.  Each member receives a certificate of membership in acknowledgement of their commitment to the College and we publish a list of members with our annual Donor Report, although any member can retain anonymity if they wish.