Thank you to all donors, alumni and callers who came together to make the 2019 Telephone Campaign a phenomenal success, raising £281,654 over the next three years for the College! This marks our most successful campaign to date, and it will have a direct and positive impact on the life of Fitzwilliam.
Our focus this year was raising funds for the area of greatest need, meaning that gifts can be directed to where they will have most effect. For instance, Fitzwilliam is constantly working to increase its bursary provision: last year, 33% of our students received financial support from the College. We were delighted that so many young alumni and first-time donors chose to be involved thanks to a generous match gift from alumnus Paul Forster (Geography 1983).
This campaign saw 14 callers speak to more than 500 alumni, explaining the College’s projects, swapping memories, and gaining valuable careers advice. Every year, the students come away enthused by the conversations, seeing Fitzwilliam with new eyes and excited for the next step on the path.
Development Officer Millie Papworth, who ran the campaign, thanked all involved.
She said: “It speaks volumes of the supportive and friendly nature of the Fitzwilliam community that the campaign was such a success. Thank you to everyone who played their part in helping the College go from strength to strength.