Our student callers are looking forward to calling alumni in this year’s Telephone Campaign, beginning next week!
Over two weeks of calling, the team will speak to hundreds of alumni, fostering the links between past and current students. It is a chance to hear about the life of the College today, and for the students to hear about what a future career might hold in store.
Needless to say, the Telephone Campaign is also a vital part of Fitzwilliam’s fundraising efforts. We must fundraise: as a large College with one of the smallest Cambridge endowments, we rely on alumni generosity to support our students, our teaching, and the very fabric of the buildings.
Gifts help Fitzwilliam in many ways. Often, people choose to donate to student bursaries, ensuring bright students can fulfil their academic potential without undue financial worries. The cost of an undergraduate degree is now estimated at £54,630 after three years; financial support for graduate degrees is highly variable and extremely competitive. Thanks in large part to the generosity of alumni, the College was able to make 1,153 financial awards to our students last year.
Last year’s Campaign raised over £256,000 for the next three years, making an enormous difference to College life. We would like to wish the best of luck to this year’s callers, and thank the alumni for their wonderful generosity.