Recognising your Gift

Whether you are a recent leaver, giving just a few pounds a month, or an Old Member with the ability to make a transformational gift in your lifetime, or as a legacy, we are grateful for your support. All gifts take us a step further towards fulfilling our Development Programme. There are certain societies and programmes set up to recognise your support and to thank you.


TOM is our regular giving society, open to all alumni and friends of Christ Church. This society recognises those donors who are at the heart of the House, just as Tom Quad forms the heart of the College. Members receive an invitation to an annual event at Christ Church, and a pin badge of Mercury. More information about TOM can be found here. 

Crankstart Society

The Crankstart Society, (formerly the Moritz Heyman Society), is made up of recent graduates who give regularly to the House. Every member graduating in the last 5 years is eligible and Crankstart Members receive special recognition on the donor roll and an invitation to an annual drinks event in London. More information about the Society can be found here.

Board of Benefactors

The Board of Benefactors recognises gifts over £25,000, which can be given over a period of time. Membership is for life and encourages participation in development policy through discussion and consultation, and further encourages willingness to offer advice, connections and other means of support. If you would like to discuss becoming a member of the Board of Benefactors please contact Philippa Roberts, Development Director. More information about the Board of Benefactors can be found here.

1546 Society

The 1546 Society recognises Members and friends of Christ Church who have informed us that they intend to remember Christ Church in their will. There are currently over 200 members of the Society, spanning most matriculation years from 1937 to 2014. Benefits of membership include our annual 1546 Society Lunch in September and free entry to all Christ Church Music Society events, as we aim to thank you now for your future gift. To find out more about the 1546 Society and request a legacy brochure please contact Laura Jostins-Dean, Senior Development Officer. More information about the 1546 Society and legacies to the House can be found here.

The Boat Club Society

The Boat Club Society recognises gifts made to the Boat Club, and brings together its Members and current House rowers.  The Society raises funds for Club equipment, organises drinks parties in Eights Week and other regular reunions. More information about the Society can be found here.