University of Birmingham's Circles of Influence tops £194m

Circles of Influence, the largest and most successful charity fundraising campaign outside Oxford, Cambridge and London, raised £193.4 million for the University of Birmingham between 2009-2015, smashing the £160 million target.

Over the course of the campaign, more than 11,500 amazing donors helped to transform campus, funded research with global impact and gave students life-changing opportunities.

Music student Samuel Booth is just one of the campaign’s beneficiaries: ‘Circles of Influence has really made a difference to me by giving me a scholarship, helping pay for maintenance and tuition fees, and by providing fantastic facilities on campus in the new Bramall Music Building where I can study, rehearse and perform. I can’t thank our donors enough,’ he says.

The Development and Alumni Relations team is continuing the tradition of charitable giving which founded the University more than 100 years ago with a range of new fundraising projects addressing some of society’s biggest challenges, from antibiotic resistance to finding new ways to treat cancer, and improving maternal health in Africa.

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