There are a number of ways you can make your donation to the College. UK, Hong Kong, Canadian and US taxpayers are able to benefit from tax effective giving options.
You can make a donation online using a credit card or debit card to a fund of your choice using our secure online payment system.
You can download a form to complete and return to us. You can make a single donation or a recurring gift. If you are a UK tax payer you can increase the value of your gift at no extra cost to you by completing the Gift Aid declaration on the donation form.
Click here for more information on Gift Aid.
Canadian taxpayers can make a donation to the London Goodenough Association of Canada (LGAC), a registered Canadian charity (# BN 1107146RR0001) which assists the College with the development of its buildings and facilities, and offers scholarships to Canadian graduate students towards the cost of residence at the College. Please download the form, complete and return to the address provided with a cheque. Please note that every dollar given by our Canadian Alumni up to the value of CAD400,000 is now worth twice as much, thanks to the generosity of our alumnus, Andrew Molson via the Molson Challenge initiative. Please click here to learn more
You can also make a gift to the LGAC online on Canada Helps. Visa, Mastercard and American Express are accepted.
Alumni and friends in the United States can make tax-effective gifts through the Chapel & York Foundation, Inc. a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization (recognized by the US Internal Revenue Service), which funds grants that benefit the College. Gifts to the Chapel & York Foundation, Inc., qualify for an income tax deduction to the limits allowed by law. You can make a donation online or download the form below, complete and send with a check to the address provided.
Hong Kong Residents
Hong Kong taxpayers can make tax-deductible gifts to the College via the Hong Kong Foundation for Charities, which is itself a Hong Kong registered charity. This can be done by downloading the gift form, or online, where you should select ‘Goodenough College’ from the drop-down menu on the giving page.
For further assistance, please contact the Development Office.
Contact Development & External Relations Team
The Development External Relations Office helps Alumni to stay in touch, as well as keeping you informed of what is going on at the College.
We can be found in our office next to Freddies, perfect for a coffee and chat. We invite Alumni to come visit us, whether in you're living London or here visiting.
Our general office hours are Monday - Thursday 9am - 5pm; Friday 9am - 4.30pm.
Hannah Du Gray- Interim Director of Development & External Relations
+44 (0)20 7520 1530
Laura Whitman- Alumni Relations Manager
+44 (0)20 7520 1531
Eva Chow - Development Manager
+44 (0)20 7520 1537
Alastair Sealey - Marketing & Communications Manager
+44 (0)20 7520 1546
Anna Kawambwa - Data and Insight Manager
+44 (0)20 7520 1532
Madeleine Avery- Senior Development Manager
+44 (0)20 7520 1558
We want to ensure that you are kept up to date not only with life at the College but also with your fellow Alumni. Register to become a user of Goodenough Alumni Online and you will be able to access exclusive Alumni content.
We also run a Facebook page and LinkedIn group to keep you connected with the College and with one another.
If you would like to renew contact with a former Member, contact us with as many details as possible. Although we are unable to share anyone's contact details without their permission, we can make initial contact with them and/or forward messages where possible.
Your Alumni benefits
We are delighted to offer our Alumni a diverse benefits programme, from tailor made communications to exclusive discounts.
- The Goods - This is the monthly enewsletter for Alumni. Through The Goods we let you know the latest College news, what events are coming up and how to book for them, as well as passing on any new special offers.
- Goodenough News - This is the College magazine for Alumni. It features in depth interviews with Goodenough Alumni, profiles of current Members, College event editorials and a host of other interesting articles.
- Obtain an Alumni ID Card. Once you have this you can visit the public areas of the College (Great Hall, Library etc) anytime you like.
- Attend College events - we will list all events open to Alumni on the online Alumni Diary and in The Goods.
- Use the dining and catering facilities in The Great Hall and Freddie's Café/Bar (London House) and benefit from the 10% Alumni discount (on presentation of your Alumni ID Card).
- Host an event at Goodenough College and you could benefit from an Alumni discount. Contact our Events Team for full details.
- Sublet a student room in London House or William Goodenough House. You can find more details on subletting via Goodenough Alumni Online.
- Obtain an exclusive discount rate on 4-star accommodation at The Goodenough on Mecklenburgh Square (formerly The Goodenough Club). You can find full details of all accommodation available here.
- Worship at the Chapel or book it for special services (weddings, baptisms etc). Contact the College's Faith Advisor, the Revd. Jennie Hogan, for details.
Alumni Accommodation Overseas
You can also benefit from reciprocal arrangements with 100 carefully selected clubs worldwide. To find one in your area contact Goodenough Club on +44 (0) 20 7769 4727 or email us to request a letter of introduction to a foreign club. Many of these clubs are national institutions within their own countries, providing the highest accommodation of the highest quality and style. Whether you are travelling for business or pleasure you will be assured of a warm welcome.
'Proof of Residency' letters
If you require proof of residency, please contact the Registry team, Mandy Backhouse or Natalie Kumah, specifying any specific wording needed in your request - e.g. Good tenant/repaid bond in full/paid rent on time etc. Please allow up to three working days for these requests.
Goodenough’s Alumni Community
A warm welcome to Goodenough Alumni
As former Members of Goodenough College you can be assured of a warm welcome whenever you visit London. You can also make connections with other Alumni worldwide. Former residents have always played a major role in the life of the College. We have more than 13,000 Alumni across the world. You are our finest ambassadors and your involvement in so many areas of College life enriches our community.
The Development and External Relations Department is here to help keep Alumni informed of events, reunions and networking opportunities and we will update you with all activity via the website, the monthly enewsletter The Goods, and the bi-annual magazine Goodenough News.
You can also manage the information you share with us by registering to become a user of Goodenough Alumni Online. This interactive portal puts you in control and once logged in you will be able to access exclusive Alumni benefits and content, such as available Sublets within the College and Alumni events details.
As you will remember from your time as a Member there is always a wealth of activity going on at the College.
Below you can find listed some of the upcoming events that are also open to Alumni, giving you the perfect reason to come and spend an evening at the College. Don’t forget that you also benefit from an exclusive discount on catering in the Great Hall and Freddie’s so why not enjoy a meal at the College before going along to an event? You can find full details of how to access your discounts and other benefits here.
If you wish to attend any of the events listed below, please email us at email@example.com
Poetry Soiree - 16th October, 19:00-21:00, London House, Churchill Room.
Distinguished College Alumni and poets Mary Jean Chan and Audrey Ardern-Jones host an evening of refined poetry in the Churchill Room.
Bloomsbury Festival - An Evening with Zachary Macaulay - 19th October, 17:45-20:00pm, St George's Gardens and William Goodenough House, Large Common Room.
Zachary Macaulay (1768-1838) was a noted anti-slavery crusader. He is remembered in Westminster Abbey but is hardly known in Bloomsbury where he lived towards the end of his life. This year’s Bloomsbury Festival is a chance to celebrate one of Bloomsbury’s most important activists. Zachary campaigned for decades to free 800,000 slaves in Britain’s colonies. On this evening a memorial to him will be unveiled in St Georges Garden (located in the back of WGH) then a reception will be held, along with a discussion on Modern Slavery led by Ryna Shizari. This event is held in conjunction with the Friends of St George's Gardens and the Bloomsbury Festival.
Bloomsbury Festival - Pioneers of Child Welfare - The Story of the Foundling and Great Ormond Street Hospitals - 21st October, 13:30-14:30, London House, Churchill Room
Both the Foundling Hospital and Great Ormond Street Hospital were pioneering projects which changed attitudes and practical solutions for the welfare of children in London. This talk by local resident and author, Alec Forshaw tells their story and explains how they became embedded into the life and fabric of Bloomsbury, and continue to be to the present day. This is a free event but pre-booking is recommended:
Bloomsbury Festival- Goodensemble Concert – 21st October, 19:30-21:00, The Principal Hotel Ballroom, Russell Square
Come and hear the College orchestra- new players always welcome! This Finale Concert will take place in the fabulous new Principal Hotel at Russell Square.
To book please click on this link:
Tickets are available from the Bloomsbury Festival. Includes a free glass of champagne at the Gala Concert. For a discounted ticket of £6 type in the discount code box: GOOD6
FANZA Concert - An Evening of Operatic Arias - 23 October, 19:30-21:30, London House, Great Hall.
Join us for a feast of magical music beautifully performed. This event, in association with the Foundation of Australian and New Zealand Artists (FANZA) is a rare opportunity to hear your favourite arias and pieces of music performed by exceptionally talented singers and musicians, some of whom are College Alumni. FANZA has secured an appearance by the acclaimed young New Zealand pianist Bradley Wood and nine award-winning operatic stars. Not to be missed!
Tickets (which include wine at the interval) are £25. To book please click on the link below:
Port Talk: Key Trends in Russian Foreign Policy & Military Power in the 21st Century- 24 October, 20:15-21:30, London House, Great Hall.
Join us for a Port Talk given by Dr Mathieu Boulègue of Chatham House, the Royal Institute of International Affairs. Having trained as a policy and security analyst in the field of post-Soviet affairs, Dr Boulègue regularly publishes articles and papers on Eurasian security and foreign policy questions. He is a frequent invited speaker at conferences and events around the world.
Port Talk: Business - 25 October, 20:15-21:30, London House, Churchill Room.
College Governor and Businesswoman Connie Jackson talks about her career and offers pointers to budding young entrepreneurs.
Port Talk: Can Electoral Reform save the Mother of all Parliaments? 30 October, 20:00-21:30, London House, Churchill Room.
Darren Hughes, the Chief Executive of the Electoral Reform Society examines the future of the UK Parliament.
Port Talk: Migrant Women’s Rights under Hostile Environment - 5th November, 20:00-21:30, London House, Churchill Room.
Join us for a talk by Illary Valenzuela Oblitas, the Violence Against Women and Girls Policy Coordinator at the Latin American Women's Rights Service (LAWRS). This organisation is a user-led, feminist and human rights organisation focused on addressing the needs of Latin American migrant women displaced by poverty and violence. Illary focusses on coordinating the #StepUpMigrantWomen campaign in coalition with 30 women's organisations. The campaign's aim is to highlight the right of BME migrant women to live free of abuse and violence, particularly women with insecure immigration status.