Recognising your Gift

We are grateful for every gift that we receive, which takes us a step forward in our Development Programme. There are also certain societies and programmes set up by Members and the Office in recognition of your gifts.

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 Mark Coote, Director of Development

Members of the Board of Benefactors are invited to the Benefactors’ Gaudy or London reception annually, to which they can also bring their spouse or partner and often a friend or two. There are also invitations to smaller gatherings; dinners, talks, exhibitions and services. Benefactors receive a certificate signed by the Dean. 

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 Grace Holland, Development Intern.  

Moritz Heyman Society

The Moritz Heyman Society is made up of recent graduates who give annually to the House. Every member graduating in the last 5 years is eligible and Moritz Heyman Members receive special recognition on the donor roll and an invitation to an exclusive annual event.
This is a matching gift scheme. Any Member of the House who makes a pledge of a minimum of £5 per month within five years of leaving, will have its full value matched 1:1 by Sir Michael Moritz and Harriet Heyman. Members can choose to give to any aspect of the House, but by far the most popular choice is our Bursary Scheme. To find out more about joining the Moritz Heyman Society please contact Aileen Thomson, Development Executive

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.