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18/19 November is when the College held its first ever Goodenough Global Giving Day to help support the College’s Scholarship Fund. See below to find out more.
Fantastic response to Giving Day!
We were so thrilled about how our wonderful community came together to support Goodenough Global Giving Day – and what success we had!
So many of you took part and in such a wide range of ways, from joining us for two extraordinary Port Talks; watching one of our brand new videos via our social media channels; sharing your own memories; or even liking (on social media) the excellent combination of flares and long hair in the throwback 1970s G-Bar!
As we celebrated everything the College stands for, we were also raising vital funds for the College’s Scholarship programme. This programme has a tremendous impact in ensuring the College community remains truly representative of those from all backgrounds, irrespective of their means.
We were thrilled, therefore, that on the Day we exceeded expectations and raised an incredible £100,613. A sincere thank you to over 300 donors who generously made their gift on Goodenough Global Giving Day!
Your donations and engagement unlocked £50,000 in Match Funding and almost £12,000 in Challenge Funding. We are still receiving some donations toward our Global Giving Day and expect our final total to be even higher – we will announce this in the New Year, so watch this space.
“Together, you have ensured that at least eight future Scholars will benefit from life enhancing educational opportunities and the transformational Goodenough experience. Thank you for coming together as a community to achieve this.”
Hannah Du Gray, Director of Development and External Relations
We could not have achieved this without the support of so many Alumni who helped propel the success of this initiative. First, thanks go to our Board of Trustees who all gave for the second time this year, our Governors, the Board and Committee Members of the LGAC, and a number of Alumni and friends who donated significant sums to create the Match Fund and Challenge Funds for the Day.
We are also immensely grateful to the 62 brilliant Ambassadors who played such an enormous role in the success of the Day through sharing content, making their own gifts and encouraging others to get involved. Congratulations particularly to Jerry Dawson (LH 1989-1992) who came top of the leader board, having shared news of the Day a fantastic 250 times. Jerry lived in London House for three years while studying for his ICAEW Chartered Accountant qualification with PwC and many of you will have enjoyed some excellent snaps shared by Jerry from his time there! It was great to see so many celebrating the experience of our Alumni and all that Goodenough College represents today and in the future.
Thank you again to everyone who took part. You have helped us fund at least eight full Scholarships for Goodenough Members, which is truly incredible.
COVID-19 – thank you for your messages of support
The safety and health of our Members, staff and Alumni is the College’s key concern. To keep up to date with what is happening in the College please see our special webpages on our response to COVID-19.
Thank you to everyone who has sent messages of support to our Members and staff during this difficult time. If you would like to send a message to those who are working or living in the College, or if you’d like to share some content to keep everyone entertained during this challenging time then please get in touch with us via firstname.lastname@example.org
Our thoughts are with you and your loved ones, wherever you are in the world right now.
Take care and stay safe.
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