If you wish to speak with a Development representative about your recurring giving plans, please contact us.
Make Your Gift
Making a gift to St Peter's College is simple. You can schedule a recurring donation, make an individual gift to our Greatest Needs fund or invest in one of our strategic fundraising areas.
We are always happy to discuss the College’s finances, plans and priorities, and to help you connect with the fundraising areas that are most meaningful for you. Please do contact the Development Office with questions or for any further information.
There are three ways to make a single gift:
- Donate online through the University*;
- Donate online via PayPal;
- Call our office and make a card payment.
*For US donors, please confirm that you wish your gift to go to St Peter’s College, rather than the University, by selecting 'St Peter's College' in the drop-down list on these pages.
Americans for Oxford, Inc. (AFO) is a 501(cg)(3) tax-exempt organisation (recognized by the US Internal Revenue Service). Gifts to AFO qualify for an income tax deduction to the full extent allowed by law.
To send a single or recurring gift through AFO, donate online or download the form below.
If you are a Canadian taxpayer and would like to receive a Canadian Tax Receipt, please donate using the link below and select the Canadian Taxpayer option on your donation form.
The University of Oxford China Office is set up as a charity in Hong Kong under Section 88 of the Inland Revenue Ordinance. If you are a taxpayer in Hong Kong, the Office will make sure that your gift gets to your designated college or university department and also issue you with a tax receipt.
German Friends of Oxford have charity status and are therefore entitled to issue to any donor a confirmation of donation, in order to claim tax relief. It typically takes no more than three weeks to transfer a German donation to the Oxford University Trust. The University trust in turn transfers the donation to St Peter’s. We will receive the entire donated amount without any deduction or handling fee, whereas most other similar organizations charge. Therefore, if you generate taxable income in Germany you may donate to the College either by sending a cheque with an accompanying letter to:
Dr Jan Willisch
German Friends of Oxford University e.V.
att. Dr Jan Willisch
Or by direct bank transfer to:
German Friends of Oxford University e.V.
Deutsche Bank Dusseldorf
Sort code: 30070024
Account No.: 236404000
IBAN: DE75 3007 0024 0236 4040 00
Rest of Europe
Transnational Giving Europe (TGE) provides a practical alternative to direct donation. The TGE network is a partnership of charitable institutions that facilitates tax-efficient cross-border giving in Europe. The procedure is as follows:
- The donor contacts his/her local partner.
- The local partner establishes contact with the TGE partner in the country of the recipient institution.
- The host partner checks that the intended beneficiary is eligible (in the host country) for receiving tax-deductible gifts.
- If the evaluation is positive, the donor makes a gift to his/her local partner who passes this to the intended beneficiary via the host partner.
- The local partner issues a tax certificate to the donor.
More details can be found here: http://www.transnationalgiving.eu/en/about/
Gift Aid (UK taxpayers)
Donations from UK Taxpayers benefit from the government’s Gift Aid Scheme. For every £1 donated, the College can claim 25 pence of tax at no additional cost to you. Thus, a gift of £100 is worth £125 to St Peter's. Higher-rate taxpayers can also benefit from tax relief by claiming back the difference between the higher rates of tax at 40% or 50% and the basic rate of tax at 20% on the total value of their gross donation.
Both regular and single gifts can be made tax-efficiently in the UK simply by checking the Gift Aid declaration box when giving online, or by completing the declaration on the gift form. For further official government information about Gift Aid, click here.
If you would like St Peter’s College to claim Gift Aid on your donations, please complete the form below and return it to firstname.lastname@example.org or send it in the post to:
Development and Alumni Relations Office
St Peter’s College
New Inn Hall Street
Many companies now match donations made to charity by their employees. Matching gifts usually require a simple form from your HR department that you send to us for confirmation. Please contact your Human Resources department to find out whether they operate a matching gift scheme.
Some employers also operate a generous Give As You Earn (GAYE) topping-up scheme. GAYE enables employees to give to charities such as St Peter’s directly from their payroll, before tax. A GAYE topping-up scheme (similar to matching gifts), increases the value of your monthly gift by an agreed percentage. Please contact your HR department to find out more about GAYE.
Please note that St Peter's is unable to reclaim any tax from the Government on the GAYE donation made. CAF (Charities Aid Foundation) usually deduct an administration fee of 4% from the amount donated, except when the employer has kindly agreed to cover these charges. When completing the form, please ensure you quote the full name of your preferred charity, “The College of St Peter le Bailey in the University of Oxford”.
Further details are available from CAF: email@example.com or tel +44 3000 123 000.
Gifts of shares and cryptocurrency
Giving via shares is one of the most tax-efficient ways to support St Peter’s and may enable you to do more for the college than you could via a cash donation. You do not have to pay Capital Gains Tax on any shares you give and you can write off the full value of your gift against your tax liability in the year when you give the shares. Cryptocurrency donations are also possible.
If you would like to make a gift of either shares or cryptocurrency, please contact us.
To send a single or recurring gift by post from the United Kingdom, download the form below.
Please return your completed form to:
Development and Alumni Relations
St Peter's College
New Inn Hall Street
The St Peter’s College Foundation is a separate charitable body from that of the College, working independently of the College’s office of Development and Alumni Relations – though with its close participation. The Foundation was established in 2005 by a group of alumni with a primary focus on investing in St Peter's College's people.
The Foundation aims to support initiatives that attract the broadest range of potential students to the College, provide financial support to students in residence at the College and invest in maintaining and expanding the College’s teaching resources.
The Foundation established and now regularly supports reading groups for finalists and bridging courses for first-year undergraduates. It funds studentships and seminars for the support of graduate research, as well as travel and research grants for teaching Fellows.
Two graduate studentships have been established – one in collaboration with the Royal University of Phnom Penh in Cambodia and another for a Singaporean national chosen jointly by the donor and the college.
There are eight Trustees, of whom three are senior members of the Governing Body and five are graduates of the College:
Charles Ind (Chair)
Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts, CBE (Honorary President)
Prof Judith Buchanan
Prof Abigail Williams
Prof Lavanya Rajamani
The Trustees manage the assets and make all investment decisions.
The Foundation is registered as an independent UK charity no 1107938.
If you would like to become involved in the Foundation, please contact them via firstname.lastname@example.org.