You can make a single gift or start a regular donation which will be taken from your card every month, quarter or year, by visiting our Donate page
The Wolfson Fund
The Jack King Fund
The President's Fund
The Professor Sir David Williams Fund
Gift Aid Donations
If you are a UK taxpayer, Gift Aid is a scheme whereby you can give a sum of money to the College (a charity) and the College can then reclaim from HM Revenue & Customs basic rate tax on your gift. You can make payments by cash, cheque, direct debit or standing order and even in a foreign currency. You can give any amount, regularly or one off and, provided you have told us you are a taxpayer, the College can reclaim the tax: please complete the Gift Aid declaration below. One declaration covers as many gifts in any period you wish to make.
Example: If you give £100 using Gift Aid your donation is worth £125 to the College.
If you pay tax at a higher rate, you can reclaim relief on the difference between the basic rate and higher rate tax on your self-assessment income tax form. If you do not pay sufficient income tax to cover the amount the College can reclaim, you should not use Gift Aid.
Gifts of Shares and Securities
You can get income tax relief for gifts to the College of certain shares and securities. Additionally, you are not liable to capital gains tax when you make gifts of shares to the College, even if the shares are worth more when you donate them than when you acquired them.
Giving via the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF)
Single gifts of any amount can be made by Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) voucher or online via their website. Please make all CAF vouchers payable to ‘Wolfson College’ and send them to the Development Director. The College receives no extra tax benefit from gifts made by cheque or CAF voucher.
The College established The Morrison Society in 2008, for all members who make a commitment to leave a legacy to Wolfson in their Will.
Gifts by US taxpayers
If you are resident in the USA, you can make a tax-efficient gift to Cambridge in America (CAm). Simply send your check, made payable to ‘Cambridge in America’, to:
Cambridge in America
292 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10017
and suggest that the Directors of Cambridge in America exercise their discretion and allocate your gift to support Wolfson College. Cambridge in America can also take donations by Credit Card online. Grants from CAm to Wolfson College may be made for general college purposes, or may be directed to support a particular area of College life, for example student support, teaching, research, libraries, sports, or the arts. If you wish to support one of these areas, you should indicate your preference when sending your gift to CAm.
Gifts by Canadian taxpayers
Canadian tax payers can make tax-efficient gifts directly to Wolfson College. In order to make a gift:
- please complete the Donation Form and send it, together with your UK cheque or International Money Order, made payable to 'Wolfson College', to the Alumni & Development Office, Wolfson College, Cambridge CB3 9BB, UK.
- A receipt acceptable to the Canadian tax authorities will then be issued by Cambridge University and forwarded to you by Wolfson College.
Rest of the world
It is possible to give tax efficiently through Transnational Giving Europe from the following European Countries:
Belgium, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Poland, Republic of Ireland, Switzerland, The Netherlands
This scheme is run by the Charities Aid Foundation and its partner organisations. It enables alumni and organisations to make a gift to Wolfson College and receive all applicable tax benefits in the country where they pay tax. To make a gift and claim tax relief, please contact your national foundation and explain you wish to make a gift to Wolfson College. It would also be helpful if you could contact the Alumni & Development Office to ensure that we have all the necessary paperwork in order.