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 800 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.

How to make a gift

You can make a one-off or regular gift via our website here.

If you would prefer, you can also download a printable donation form to make a single or regular gift here. Please return your completed form to the Alumni Relations and Development Office.

Find out more about making a gift from outside the UK here.

If you are a UK tax payer, find out more about Gift Aid here.

Find out more about corporate matched giving & Give As You Earn here.

Hughes Hall is registered with the Fundraising Regulator, read our Fundraising Promise here.

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.

For more information, download our brochure here or visit our Leaving a Legacy page.

Our way to say thank you

Regular gifts, of any size, are the bedrock of our fundraising. Every year we will recognise all those who have made a gift in the last financial year through our annual donor roll, which is sent out with Lent Term edition of the Hughes magazine

We also recognise the lifetime giving of our loyal donors through our Giving Circles below:

The Gild: £1,000+

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.

The Elizabeth Hughes Circle: £5,000+

This circle is named after the college’s first Principal, Elizabeth Hughes (1851-1925).

The President’s Circle: £25,000+

Members of the President’s Circle receive invitations to the annual Commemoration Dinner in May, where the President and Fellows gather in commemoration of Hughes Hall’s Founders and Benefactors. The evening celebrates our rich history and acknowledged our generous benefactors, friends and supporters.

If you are looking to make a transformational gift and wish to explore options for a named scholarship, fellowship or room in college, please get in touch. The Alumni Relations and Development team works closely with donors on an individual basis to advise on how to direct their support in the most impactful way. To discuss how your philanthropy could make a difference to Hughes Hall please contact us at or write to us at the following address: Alumni Relations and Development Office, Hughes Hall, Wollaston Road, Cambridge, CB1 2EW.