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Alumni and supporters

Ways to give

Find out how to make a contribution to the University. Whether you choose to give your time or make a financial donation, we appreciate your support.

Quick links

Find out more about ways to contribute to the University's work by choosing from the links below. 

Donating your time Making a gift from the USA
Financial gifts and Gift Aid Leaving a legacy to the University
Annual giving Corporate giving
Other ways of tax-effective giving  

Donating your time

Become a volunteer – we are always looking for volunteers to help out at our events, to share career and industry experience with students or to support the work we carry out in the community. If you’re interested in getting involved, visit our volunteering pages or call the Volunteering Coordinator on +44 (0)23 8059 8484.

Become a fundraiser for one of our research areas or projects to raise awareness or funds. Contact us if you would like to raise funds for us or are already planning a fundraising activity, so that we can provide additional information and support.

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Financial gifts

Our charitable status means that we can claim Gift Aid and make your donation go further. If you are a UK taxpayer, don't forget to tick the 'Gift Aid' box to enable us to receive £1.25 for every £1 you donate

Find out more about our charitable status and Exempt Charity Number.

Making a financial gift couldn’t be easier. You can:

Cheques and CAF vouchers should be made payable to ‘The University of Southampton’. Our postal address is: Office of Development and Alumni Relations, University of Southampton, Highfield Campus, FREEPOST LICENCE NO SO286, Southampton, SO17 1YN, United Kingdom.

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Annual giving

Every year thousands of alumni and friends give to the University, providing support to many of our students through our student support and student experience funds. Visit our annual giving pages to find out more.

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Other ways to make a financial gift (tax-effective)

If you are interested in tax-effective ways of making a one-off or regular donation then one of the following methods might be for you.

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Making a financial gift from the USA

You can choose to contribute to research, new facilities or support for students
Support our world-class institution

If you live in the USA and would like to make a financial donation to the University of Southampton, the best way to do so is to make a donation to the British Schools and Universities Foundation (BSUF), stating a preference for the University of Southampton. The BSUF is a charitable organisation recognised by the US Internal Revenue Service so that you may receive any tax deductions that you may qualify for.

You can make a US donation to BSUF via:

Please note: Donor preferences are respected by the BSUF but all grants are made at its sole discretion, as required by the IRS.

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Leaving a legacy to the University in your Will

This is an excellent way of making a real difference to the University of Southampton. Legacy gifts are also tax exempt, so they can reduce the tax payable by your estate.

For more information on legacy wording, and specifying how you wish your legacy to be spent (you can specify a particular University fund) download our Legacy Help leaflet.

If you are thinking of leaving a legacy to Southampton please do get in touch with us. It is very useful for us to have information on legacy pledges, and it means that we can thank you accordingly for your generosity and for thinking of the University in such a personally significant way.

You can contact us on either +44 (0)23 8059 7156 or, or you can fill out and return a legacy intention form or our online legacy form.

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Corporate giving

All companies can qualify for tax relief on gifts to the University. Corporate donations can include:

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