Endowment Giving

Today, Pembroke’s endowment stands at almost £50m. The College needs to increase this to £70m in the next 10 years to finance core academic and other priorities in perpetuity, whilst ensuring protection against future market volatility.

The four core areas are:

  • Support for undergraduate students: maintain the tutorial system, stimluate a real passion for their subjects in our undergraduates and ensure that all of them can reach their potential
  • Graduates and research: attract the best graduates and early-career researchers through fully-financed post-graduate scholarships
  • Teaching and Fellowships: secure the College’s scholarly community of excellent researchers and teaching staff and attract the highest calibre to join the Fellowship
  • Buildings: preserve and enhance our historic and beloved buildings, whilst offering state-of-the-art new facilities

A note on Legacies

A bequest, when realised, can at any time serve the core objective of building the College’s permanent endowment funds. We place great value on legacy gifts from alumni and friends: they have served the College well, from the time of its foundation to the present day. Early bequests, such as that of Thomas and Maude Tesdale, helped the College establish itself with £5000, equivalent to £3m in today’s money.

In the past decade legacies received have:

  • transformed Staircase 8 into the magnificent Samuel Johnson Building
  • improved the rewards for successful Pembroke sports-men and -women and thereby accorded proper recognition for sporting achievement in the College
  • added substantially to the College’s endowment fund

For more information about leaving a bequest to Pembroke, contact Andrew Seton, Strategic Development Director.

A legacy to Pembroke is free of UK Capital Gains Tax and Inheritance Tax and Andrew can also suggest Planned Gift routes for US Tax-payers.   A Legacy Notification form can be downloaded and formal notification of your bequest will entitle you to membership of the Tesdale Society.

The Development Office can advise you on the correct form of words to use in your Will or codicil but there is no substitute for obtaining legal advice from your own solicitors.

Pembroke College is a UK registered charity (no 1137498)