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New film launches 2018 Caius Fund Telephone Campaign

  • 19 March 2018

 

 

A new film launched today ahead of the Caius Telephone Campaign 2018 explores the way the College uses funds generously donated by alumni to support its academic mission.

Alumni donations to the Caius Fund, given primarily during the two-week annual fundraising telethon, support priorities including student bursaries and scholarships, teaching and research, and restoration of the College's historic buildings.

A team of student callers will contact Caians during the campaign, which runs from Saturday 7 April to Sunday 22 April 2018. This year, the callers are featured for the first time on our website on a dedicated page, with short biographies explaining their subject and interests. We've also launched a blog for the Telephone Campaign 2018, where the Development Office team and the callers themselves will be posting updates before and during the event, and produced a postcard highlighting the vital contribution of the Caius Fund - and featuring the wonderful transformation of Caius' Waterhouse Building during this year's e-Luminate Festival.

The film is also a first for the Campaign, and aims to give alumni a sense of how donations they may choose to give are used. All gifts are added to the Caius Fund, and donors can choose whether to earmark them for specific categories such as student support or research, or to make them available for any priority area.

The Caius Fund seeks to raise money for immediate use by the College for projects supporting our continuing academic excellence. We aim to raise over £500,000 each year for a wide range of initiatives, which vary annually according to changing priorities but could not come to fruition without the fund.

The film features students who benefit from the bursaries paid for by the fund and who are taking part in this year's Telephone Campaign, together with alumni explaining why they choose to give to Caius. We hope you enjoy it.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Annual Fund Officer Marissa Green (2012) at annual.fund@cai.cam.ac.uk.

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