Why support Sheffield?
Your gift, can make a difference
Our University is a place that exists to make a difference in the world. Our graduates go on to make a tremendous impact on society, in all walks of life - from teaching, to politics, to film and television. Our world-leading research seeks cures for disease; develops cutting-edge technology; and advances society’s development through the arts and culture. And at our heart is our talented, dynamic student community. We believe passionately in ensuring that the brightest students have the opportunity to fulfil their potential, regardless of their means or background.
Make it happen – make a gift
What cause do you really care about? Medical research? Business and entrepeneurship? Addressing inequality? Your old department? Student hardship? Whatever the issue, the chances are that your University cares about it too, and is working to make positive changes in the world. By making a gift to Sheffield – no matter the size - you can make that difference happen in the world.
Philanthropy – our foundation, and our future
More than 100 years ago, the local people of Sheffield – captains of industry and factory workers alike – understood the tremendous impact that a University for Sheffield would have on improving their children’s lives through education; on regional and international trade; and on society’s health, wellbeing and future prosperity. So strongly did they believe in higher education as a force for good, that they raised £50,000 in penny collections (c.£15 million today) to build a University in their city.
Their donations, both large and small, made an incredible difference. So can yours.
Thanks to our founders’ incredible philanthropic support, our University is now an internationally-renowned seat of learning of which our students, staff, alumni, and the city, can be justifiably proud. And in order to continue making a difference to our students and to society, we need the support of alumni and friends like you.
Hear one of our alumni talk about why he chooses to support the University: www.youtube.com/watch
Find out how we thank our donors - Donor Recognition