1990s campaign

'St Anne’s is known for its egalitarian nature, the equal ratio of men to women, the proportion of places given to pupils from state schools and its ability to transform the life opportunities of young people. Any visitor here cannot but remark on the lively, open nature of the College and its inhabitants.'

Ruth Deech, The Ship 1991

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St Anne’s 1990s Alumnae Re-engagement Campaign

St Anne's is launching a re-engagement campaign to improve its connection with the nearly 2,000 alumnae around the world who matriculated at St Anne’s between 1990 and 1999. The campaign will run from March 2017 until October 2019 and will focus on reconnecting alumnae with one another, alumnae re-engagement with College, volunteering, donating and being involved with College to both strengthen the St Anne’s alumnae community,  and crucially to also support current and future St Anne’s students.

Working with 'Year Champions' from across the decade aims to involve as many alumnae as possible in the St Anne’s community via:

• Engagement: finding ‘lost’ alumnae, and encouraging your contemporaries to attend events throughout the UK and overseas.

• Involvement and volunteering: reaching out to fellow alumnae, offering to host St Anne’s events, supporting careers activities and offering CV advice to students. By running a programme of St Anne’s reunions and College events between March 2017 and October 2019, we aim to increase the 1990s involvement level from 15% to 25%.

• Donating: helping future generations of students by supporting the 1990s Student Opportunity and Experience Fund. The campaign aims to raise £150,000 and increase the number of alumnae from the 1990s donating to College from 14% to 25%.

Supporting current and future students

St Anne’s remains an open, down to earth and inclusive College promoting aspiration and opportunity for students from all walks of life, background and nationality. The fundraising element of the campaign will, through the areas of College it supports, reflect these values. It will be focused on helping ensure that financial means and background are no barrier to studying here, and providing opportunities to students as they prepare to make a difference in the world after Oxford.

The campaign's target is to raise £150,000 to create an endowed Student Opportunity and Experience Fund.

£120,000 of the fund will promote opportunity by making provision for an undergraduate bursary. It will help provide vital funds towards the growing costs of student welfare support. And it will enrich the St Anne’s student experience by allocating funds each year to areas of need including hardship cases for long vacation residence and championing St Anne’s sports clubs.

£30,000 of the fund will endow a Graduate Travel Grant fund to help graduates of the future make the most of their time at St Anne’s and seize opportunities in support of their academic development by attending conferences and carrying out research projects across the UK and overseas.

Get involved

The suggested projects cover diverse areas of College work and It is hoped the legacy of the campaign will be twofold: to galvanise the existing alumnae network and reconnect many other alumnae with their peers and College; and to display cross-generational philanthropic support to help enrich the St Anne’s experience and promote opportunity for both the undergraduates and graduate communities of the future.

Contact us at development@st-annes.ox.ac.uk to get involved.