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We Can’t Do It Without You

The St Edmund’s you know and love, from the very fabric of the buildings you’ve lived and worked in to the books in the Library, the food in Hall, and the punts on the river (and so many other aspects of the student experience in between), would not exist without the generosity of our supporters– alumni, friends, and trusts and foundations that offer their help because they believe in the vision that we share. You may not know that St Edmund’s is one of the poorest colleges in Cambridge. However, our reputation as the friendliest, most welcoming community in Cambridge is here to stay because of you.


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Working for Inclusivity Since 1896

Founded on the principle that the University of Cambridge should be more inclusive, St Edmund’s is a registered charity with our primary aims being to advance education, religion, learning and research in the University of Cambridge and to provide a College and a home for students

A Gift of Any Size Makes a Real Difference

Large gifts can have have dramatic and immediate effects (like building the Okinaga Tower!) but a large number of small gifts have that same power! The wide support among our alumni also helps us demonstrate to grant making bodies how much people care about our cause!

If you are interested in helping the College in any capacity, we would love to hear from you and to start a conversation about your philanthropic priorities. Get in touch with the Development Office at development@st-edmunds.cam.ac.uk to find out more.

The Poorest in Funds; The Richest in Friends

You may not know that St Edmund’s is one of the poorest colleges in Cambridge. However, our reputation as the friendliest, most welcoming community in Cambridge is here to stay because of you.

Thank you for making St Edmund’s the brilliant place it is!

Donations to the College are an essential part of its history, from the gift in a will that led to the building of the Chapel, through to the 2018 crowdfunder that gave the CR a new lease of life and the 2020/21 crowdfunder that bought us new outdoor gym equipment during a global lockdown. They also help the College go further to provide financial and practical support to students: increasingly important in a world where education is more expensive and the working world more competitive than ever before.

If you have any difficulties navigating the forms below, or you wish to have a conversation about how you wish to support St Edmund’s, please do not hesitate to e-mail development@st-edmunds.cam.ac.uk.

Thank you for supporting your College.

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Learn more about the ways your gift could help St Edmund’s and our areas of greatest need.