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The 1473 Foundation

Read about the 1473 Foundation, the donors' recognition circle at St Catharine's.

The St Catharine’s 1473 Foundation was established in 2009 as a circle of Members and friends who have, through their generosity to St Catharine’s, affirmed their support of the College’s commitment to providing an outstanding education. The name of the Foundation commemorates the opening of the College on St Catharine’s Day in 1473.

Membership is open to individuals who have made gifts totalling £50,000 and above, and is generally conferred by the Master at the 1473 Foundation Gala, which takes place annually in College. We are delighted that we now have seven ‘College couples/Families’ who have individually made a gift of £50,000 and are therefore each Members in their own right. We also hold occasional international events to recognise our supporters overseas, and in 2016 we welcomed Members and friends to the first 1473 Foundation Gala in Hong Kong. In April 2018, we were delighted to host the second overseas 1473 Foundation Gala in Singapore.

Investing in our future

The establishment of the 1473 Foundation was part of the launch of the St Catharine’s Campaign at the beginning of 2009, with the aim of raising £30 million. This target was achieved in 2016 and the sum financed College buildings, more teaching posts, and increased financial support for students. Gifts of all sizes from over 2,000 Members and friends brought us to our Campaign total.

In January 2019, following a comprehensive eighteen month strategic review of all aspects of College life, supported by audits and feasibility studies, a new campaign called 'Our College, Our Future' was launched. The initial target amount to be raised is £50 million and in February, following an extraordinary gift for student bursaries and a major pledge to renew our central spaces, our campaign got off to a flying start. The focus of fundraising, and therefore of the attention for those wishing to join the 1473 Foundation, is to now raise £20 million for Our Buildings & Spaces projects – the Hall, St Chad’s and Hobsons; to raise £7.5 million to protect, through financing in perpetuity, the key posts of College life and College sport; and to raise £2million for Widening Participation projects. 

We look forward to building on this success with you in future years and to welcoming new donors to our community of benefactors. Please get in touch with the Alumni & Development Office if you would like to find out more about joining the 1473 Foundation.


The St Catharine's 1473 Foundation

Mr Eric Allen (1954)
Mr Jon Ardron (1983)
Mr Jas Bains (1998)
Mr Herbert Bate (1963)
The late Professor Sir Alan Battersby (1969)
Mr Guy Beringer CBE QC (1973)
The late Mr Ben Bibby (1949)
Mr Alan Binnington (1977)
Mr Douglas Blausten (1971)
The late Mr Peter Boizot MBE (1950)
Mr Philip Bowring (1960)
Mr Richard Burston
Professor Tao Soon Cham (1965)
The late Mr Roy Chapman (1955)
Professor David Cheung (1958)
Mr Matthew Collins (1979)
Mr Neil Cosgrove (1993)
Dr Ian Cragg-Hine (1989)
Ms Joanne Cunningham (1996)
Mr Garrett Curran (1991)
Mrs Christina Dawson (2016)
Mr Peter Dawson (1974)
Mr Nigel Denison (1977)
Miss Elizabeth Doty (2008)
Mr George Doty
Mrs Lee Spelman Doty
Mr Rupert Edis (1990)
Dr John Endicott (1964)
The Rt Hon The Baroness Fairhead CBE (1980)
Ms Janet Farrant
Mr Ian Filby (1978)
Mr Michael George (1982)
Mr David Gregson (1975)
Mr Simon Hall MBE (1973)
Mr David Harding (1979)
Dr Joanne Harris MBE (1982)
Mr John Harvey CBE (1954)
Mr Andrew Heller (1986)
Sir Michael Heller (1955)
Lady Heller (2003)
Mr Patrick Holden (1957)
Sir Mark Horner (1975)
Mr Mark Humphries (1980)
Dr Deborah Ivory (on behalf of the Ivory Family)
Mr Andrew Jones (1990)
His Honour Dr Colin Kolbert (1956)
Mr David Lambourne (1956)
Mr Nat le Roux (1976)
Mr Nicholas Longhurst (1990)
Mr Ben Loomes (1995)
Mr Christopher Lowe (1985)
The late Mr Bevil Mabey CBE (1935)
Mrs Alison MacDougall (1984)
Mr Neil MacDougall (1984)
Sir Harvey McGrath (1971)
Mr Ricky Mendis (1953)
Mr Richard Moat (1973)
Mr Roger Morley (1989)
Mr Hitoshi Nagata (1980)
Mrs Elaine Ng (1984)
Mr Richard Nichols (1984)
Mr Malcolm Onley (1962)
Mr Neil Ostrer (1978)
His Honour Alan Pardoe QC (1961)
Mr Nick Parker (1965)
Ms Tina Patel (1989)
Mr William Paul (1992)
Mr Martin Reeves (1988)
Mr Nick Reilly CBE (1968)
Mrs Gwen Owen Richer (1982)
Mr Mark Richer (1982)
Mr Bernard Robertson (1962)
Mr Tim Russell (1979)
Dr Brian Sweeney (1963)
Mr Ken Tan (1993)
The late Mr Martin Taylor CBE (1955)
Mr Richard Thompson (1956)
Dr Chris Thorne (1963)
Mrs Mary Timms
Dr Ralph Timms (1961)
Dr Richard Walduck OBE (1959)
Mr Max Ward (1968)
Ms Frances Wong (1993)
Mr Kenneth Wong (1992)
Mr Brian Woodham (1961)
Ms Stella Sheung Mun Yiu (1981)
The late Professor Peter Young (1946)

Members still to be admitted to the Foundation

Dr Will Bratton (1996)
Mr Rick Curtis (1973)
Mr Rob Everett (1986)
Mr Christopher Gorman (1958)
Mr Robert Perlman (1962)
Mr Alistair Phillips-Davies (1985)

Contact details

Alumni & Development Office
+44 (0)1223 338337
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