Make a Gift

Making a difference: why we need your support

For over 800 years, Cambridge has been changing the world. Since 1885 Hughes Hall has been a part of that story, and today Hughesians are playing their part in a huge variety of disciplines, from medicine and law to education and engineering. To our 600 strong international student body, we are a home, a support, and a community.

Our students and researchers are pushing the frontiers of scientific research into life threatening diseases, finding ways to help protect fragile ecosystems and developing new technologies that will improve the quality of people’s lives.

Whether you donate time, funds or expertise, your philanthropy helps us to make a difference.


Click on one of the images below to find out more about the various ways we are making a difference, or make a gift here.

To find out more about becoming a donor from outside the UK, click here (becoming a donor from outside the UK).

Leaving a legacy

By remembering the College with a gift in your will, you can ensure that Hughes Hall continues to be a home away from home to students from all backgrounds, and that we can continue the good work that has made us what we are today.

More information can be found on our Leaving a Legacy page.

Student's room 1899

Our way to say thank you

All donors, whatever the amount given, will be recognised in the year of their gift in our annual donor lists which are sent out with an appropriate College publication.

The Gild: £1,000 – £4,999

Throughout our history, the support of students and alumni has been crucial to our growth and development. From our earliest days, students contributed a penny to become a member of The Gild (sic), a supporters club whose proceeds went towards the College’s most pressing needs.  Supporters making gifts between £1,000 and £4,999 will be thanked by membership of The Gild. Members will be included in our annual donor roll and invited to special donors’ events.


The Elizabeth Hughes Circle: £5,000 – £24,999

Donors making a single gift or fulfilling a pledged gift of between £5,000 and £24,999 will become members of the Elizabeth Hughes Circle. We are delighted to invite members of this circle to join us for a dinner with President, drinks receptions and be including in our annual donor roll.


The President’s Circle: £25,000- £1M

Those considering making a gift between £25,000 and £1M will be celebrated in our Presidents Circle. Members receive invitations to Commemoration dinner as well as an annual dinner with the President, drinks receptions and will be included in our annual donor roll.


For more information about making a donation, please contact the Development Office on or write to us at the following address: Development Office, Hughes Hall, Wollaston Road, Cambridge, CB1 2EW.