Boat Club Society
The Boat Club Society exists to support the activities of the Boat Club, and to bring together graduates of the Isis with current rowers. The Society fundraisers for equipment for the Club, and organises drinks parties in Eights Week as well as regular reunions.
American Friends of Christ Church
The American Friends of Christ Church is a charitable organisation in the United States through which raises money from US alumni, principally for the American Friends’ Scholarships.
Board of Benefactors
The Board of Benefactors exists to recognise and thank those who have been especially generous to the House. The threshold for membership is £25,000, and members are thanked through a certificate from the Dean and an annual Gaudy at the House.
The 1546 Society is comprised of those members who have informed us that they intend to remember the House in their will. Christ Church is enormously grateful to those who have chosen to support it in this special way, and in addition to the annual Society lunch members are entitled to free entry to all events organised by the Christ Church Music Society.
The Moritz-Heyman Project is intended to encourage those who have recently gone down to start supporting the House with a regular donation at a level they can afford. There is an annual event, and supporters receive a certificate from the Dean.
Christ Church Association
Formed in 1989, the Christ Church Association’s objectives are to encourage members to keep in touch with and to promote the interests of one another and the House. It does so principally by organising several events each year for members to meet and keep in touch with their contemporaries and other generations of Housemen and women.
The Association has nearly 10,000 members, of whom just under 2,000 live overseas, with about 850 in North America. Almost every background, profession, and industry is represented. Members become part of the Association automatically after one academic year at the House, but even before that current members can benefit from its activities through advice on careers, travel and finance.
The Association Careers Rep runs regular careers events at the House in conjunction with his JCR counterpart, and operates a vacation job scheme. Careers advice is available for all members, regardless of when they went down. The Christ Church Association also works closely with the Development and Alumni Office in producing Christ Church Matters twice a year.
The Association also promotes books recently published by members, and maintains a list of charities with which members are involved. If you would like your book or charity featured here, please get in touch with the Alumni Relations Officer.
If you are a member and would like to contact one of your contemporaries with whom you have lost touch, you can contact the Development and Alumni Office, who will be pleased to help you.
While much of the work is done by the Alumni Relations Officer, the Association relies on members who volunteer their time to help with its activities, both in contacting their contemporaries and organising events. There is an Association Committee, composed of a mix of members and College staff, and a Year Rep (ideally three or four) for each year. A list of the latter can be found here and if you are interested in joining the committee or becoming a Year Rep please don’t hesitate to get in touch.