Giving to Kent

Thank you

Ever since our foundation in 1965, the University has benefited from the generosity of thousands of supporters, alumni and friends, who together have built new facilities such as our beautiful Colyer-Fergusson Music Building, supported world-leading research, provided scholarships to gifted students and developed new student services.

In fact, the University was built on philanthropy, with £700,000 - the equivalent of over £10 million today - donated by a group of more than 100 benefactors to help set up the then University of Kent at Canterbury. Because of their generosity, today Kent is home to nearly 20,000 students and has a community of over 165,000 alumni worldwide.

Each and every gift to the University of Kent has made a real difference, and we are incredibly grateful to all of our supporters.

Donor Report

In recognition of the generosity of our donors, each year we publish an annual report highlighting the impact of gifts to Kent over the previous 12 months as well as university news, and updates on some of the students who have benefited from alumni generosity over the years.

We are delighted to list the names of those people who generously made a gift to the University between 1 August 2015 and 31 July 2016. We would also like to express our thanks to those individuals who have requested anonymity for their donations, who have given through payroll giving, and who have told us that they intend to remember the University in their wills.

You can find the full report below, or take a look at the highlights by clicking on the buttons on the right hand side.

Read the Donor report 2015/2016 as a pdf

We are all most grateful for your continued generosity towards Kent and I look forward to working with you to ensure that our University continues to go from strength to strength.

~ Dr Gavin Esler, (Rutherford 1971), Chancellor


Development Office

The University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ, T: +44 (0)1227 764000

Last Updated: 08/06/2017