Our aim is to preserve and enhance those aspects of St Cross which make our College special, nurturing our stimulating environment where productive academic relationships flourish between members of the College in different disciplines at all levels.

St Cross has always worked hard to ensure good stewardship of its resources, and this has enabled the College to achieve a stable financial position. However, the demands placed on the endowment by the needs of a 21st-century learning environment, in a landscape of decreasing government funding for Universities, means the support of our members becomes crucial.

If you would like to support the College, donations can be made online or by completing and returning a donation form (download UK form | download US form). Please note that with many members of staff across the University still working remotely, there may be a delay in processing gifts via post and we would be very grateful if those able to make gifts online choose this option.

All gifts, regardless of size, are gratefully received and are set to work developing and expanding some of the brightest minds in the world. 

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Our priorities

These are our current fundraising priorities. For a full list of our funds, please go to our online giving page.

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Leaving a Legacy

A gift in your will can make a lasting change for generations to come. Legacy gifts can support all aspects of College life, from scholarships to bursaries, to new facilities and resources.

Why give a legacy?

Your legacy is a way of showing what is important to you in life. By remembering St Cross in this way, you join many others who have also committed to supporting the College. St Cross is a lively, egalitarian, and diverse Graduate College, which has grown from humble beginnings. We want to ensure that St Cross is able to provide for future generations of students and Fellows and you can help us achieve this.

The impact of a legacy

St Cross has come a long way from the Wooden Hut on St Cross Road to the fine buildings we now occupy on St Giles. Legacies have made it possible to create a thriving community with a large, distinguished and diverse Fellowship and more than 550 students from all around the world. A legacy can be put to use in the heart of St Cross life where need is greatest. 



The Audrey Blackman Society

The College’s art collection was greatly enriched in the early 1990s by a legacy from Audrey Blackman, a former Member of Common Room, in the form of her collection of watercolours. She also left her house on Boars Hill to St Cross. In honour of this legacy, the College established the Audrey Blackman Society. The Society comprises legacy pledgers to the College.

This special group is invited to exclusive College events and meets annually for a lunch hosted by the Master. If you let us know your intentions we would be delighted to offer you membership. Of course if you prefer your pledge to remain confidential we will respect your anonymity.


International Giving

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If you are a European resident, you may be able to maximise your gift through Transnational Giving Europe (TGE).

This is a collaborative giving scheme offered by a partnership of European foundations. It enables donors (both corporations and individuals) resident in one of the participating countries to offer financial support to non-profit organisations in other member countries. Beneficiaries benefit directly from the tax advantages provided for in the legislation of their country of residence.

Country-specific contact details for the scheme are available on the TGE website. The scheme is currently operational for donations from the following European countries:

• Belgium • Bulgaria • France • Germany • Hungary • Ireland • Italy • Netherlands • Poland • Romania • Slovakia • Switzerland • United Kingdom


The University of Oxford offers Swiss residents the option of tax efficient giving via The Swiss Friends of Oxford University. Select the option “College” on the Gift information page and choosing “St Cross College” in the drop-down list of colleges.

The University of Oxford also offers German residents the option of tax-efficient giving via the German Friends of Oxford University. This is a registered charity and is authorised to issue donation receipts to German donors, entitling them to offset charitable gifts from their taxable income in Germany. 

Contact: Dr Jan Willisch, Bayernallee 48. D-14052 Berlin


If you are a resident of the USA, you can give to St Cross College via Americans for Oxford, Inc. This is the University's primary charitable organisation in North America, and has been determined by the United States Internal Revenue Service to be a tax-exempt public charity with 501(c)(3) status.

For more information on tax efficient giving for the US visit:

The University of Oxford is recognised by the Canadian Revenue Agency as a prescribed institution under Section 3503 of the Canadian Income Tax Regulations. On receipt of your donation, we will ensure that you are sent a receipt for Canadian tax purposes.

The University of Oxford China Office Limited is a registered charity under Section 88 of the Inland Revenue Ordinance. The China Office is able to issue gift receipts for Hong Kong tax purposes. Please read more on tax-efficient giving for Hong Kong donors here.