When the University was founded in 1881, it was thanks to the generous donations and support of the people of Liverpool.
It was in this same spirit that the Friends of the University was established, a little over a century later, with a mission to support staff and students and improve University facilities. The Friends have funded numerous projects over the years, bringing together staff, graduates and other members of the community who wanted to support and develop the University.
In 2007, the University’s Development and Alumni Relations team launched the Benefactors’ Fund, a regular giving programme with a mission similar to that of the Friends. The Fund enabled alumni to make regular donations to the University to support undergraduate and postgraduate scholarships, improve learning facilities and provide high-tech teaching equipment to give our students the best possible experience at Liverpool.
To coincide with the 10th anniversary of the Benefactors’ Fund, and to support the fundraising strategy for the University, these two bodies have been brought together to form the Alumni & Friends Fund. The Fund continues to support their shared mission to enhance the student experience and builds upon the legacy and contribution the Friends have already made to the life of the University.
Through the Alumni and Friends Fund, you can support any of our fundraising priorities. You can also choose to give to the Areas of Greatest Need fund which enables us to direct your gift where it is needed most across our fundraising priorities. It is also used to support student clubs and societies, as well as academic departments through an annual application process.
Our dedicated team of student callers reach out to alumni through our annual Alumni & Friends telephone campaign to raise awareness for our fundraising priorities, volunteering opportunities and to update you on recent developments at the University.
Please consider making a regular gift to allow us to plan ahead and provide long-term support and opportunities to all Liverpool students.
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