As you may know the Living Lincoln Campaign has now come to a close, having successfully reached the target of £30 million raised. You may be interested to know that we have created a Benefactors’ Book recording names of all those who gave £1,000 or more to the Campaign. There are three copies of the book, one will be kept in the archives, one in the library, and one will be available for alumni to view in the development office.
We have also created a Campaign donor plaque listing all those who gave £5,000 or more which is located in the Berrow Foundation Building.
Honour Roll of Donors
All donors over the course of an academic year are listed in the Record. This is both to act as recognition visible to all the College community, but also to form part of our permanent archives.
Recognition levels at Lincoln
The Rotherham Circle recognises those making an annual gift to the College of £1,333 or more for at least three consecutive years. Donors are invited to an annual luncheon, with a guest, to hear College updates and in particular to see the projects their generosity has helped to fund. Membership lasts for the length of the leadership donation.
Fellowship Clubs (established in History, Science, CAAH and PPE)
The tutorial system lies at the heart of a Lincoln education. It is, however, expensive to maintain, and we depend on the health of our endowment to safeguard it. The Fellowship Clubs are a way for alumni to pool together to support particular subject areas. The Fellowship Club recognises anyone who makes a commitment of £10,000 or more over three years. These clubs provide donors with an annual opportunity to meet fellow members of the Club, current Fellows and students and to hear more about developments in these subjects. Members will also receive an annual newsletter of activities of Fellows and students, and invitations to public lectures and other special events. Membership is for a period of five years, and can be renewed.
Dean John Forest Circle
This new recognition circle, named after our co-founder, recognises cumulative gifts between £25k and £50k. Members will be listed separately in the College Record and Benefactors’ Book, and will be invited to attend selected invitation-only events, such as Fellowship Clubs, on an occasional basis.
Emmelina Carr Circle
The Emmelina Carr Circle recognises those who have made cumulative gifts between £50k and £250k. Members of the Emmelina Carr Circle will be listed separately in the College Record and Benefactors’ Book. They will be offered membership of the Murray Society and invited to some other events, such as Fellowship Clubs, from time to time.
Thomas Marshall Circle
The Thomas Marshall Circle recognises those who have made cumulative gifts of more than £250k. Members of the Thomas Marshall Circle will be listed separately in the College Record and the Benefactors’ Book. They will be offered membership of the Murray Society and invited to other College events, including meetings of a Fellowship Club and to the annual Lord Crewe’s Supper held in College.
A Fleming Fellowship is the highest honour the College can bestow upon an alumnus or friend of Lincoln, and is reserved for those who have made a substantial commitment to Lincoln. A Fleming Fellowship is bestowed upon a donor upon the approval of the Governing Body. Fleming Fellows will receive a certificate from the College, and are listed in the College Record and University Calendar each year. They are entitled to dine in College with a guest, and may book Fellows’ Guest Rooms at preferential rates. Fellows are invited to the annual Lord Crewe’s Supper in College.
The Murray Society recognises those who have pledged to leave money in their will to the College. The Society members meet twice a year for events in College and elsewhere; these usually consist of a reception, lunch and tour or talk. For the past two years, in response to feedback from members, the College has charged for these events.
A Murray Fellowship may be bestowed on an alumnus or friend of Lincoln who has pledged to leave £1m or more in their will to the College, subject to the approval of Governing Body. Murray Fellows are invited to all Murray Society events and may book Fellows’ Guest Rooms at preferential rates. Murray Fellows are listed in the College Record and University Calendar each year. It is proposed that Murray Fellowships may occasionally be granted to alumni who have given exceptional service to Lincoln over a sustained period.
Room Naming Opportunities
A walk around Lincoln will soon show how philanthropy has benefited the College through the centuries, from the Beckington Room, recognising our second founder, to the rooms and staircases named after donors to the Museum Road refurbishment. The new developments that form part of the Living Lincoln Campaign offer a number of opportunities:
Common Room £75,000
Seminar Room 2 £75,000
Seminar Room 2 £75,000
If you would like to discuss these or other means of supporting Lincoln, please contact the Development Office.