Friends 2021-22 Programme Appeal
"Since my role of Chair of Friends of Imperial College began at the start of this year, I have been delighted to (virtually) welcome so many of you to our events and indeed to get such positive feedback about them.
On the horizon now is the next programme of events. To bring this together we need your help. Before the pandemic, Friends was a charity where ticket revenue for the in-person events combined with the annual Membership subscriptions could maintain Friends.
During the pandemic, we have operated a policy of no-charge for virtual events with a mix of events open to all and exclusive events for Members. All have been free. As restrictions have been extended, we have held to that policy but it has been at the expense of running down reserves.
Therefore, we are running the Friends 2021-22 Programme Appeal. We ask you to help us in spreading the knowledge of what a great institution the College is and to make a donation to enable us to continue to organise and run our programme of events for the next academic year.
We do hope you can help, thank you!"
Professor David Southwood CBE, Chair of Friends of Imperial College
Your donation will help Friends to:
- Keep going!
- Provide an exciting and enthralling 2021-22 programme of events – both online and in-person when possible
- Bring the best, most interesting, most challenging and most important scientific developments from Imperial and beyond to the widest possible audience through public lectures and unique visits
- Inspire the next generation of young students, giving schools free tickets to all in-person public lectures.
How to make a donation:
Your support allows us to continue to provide inspiration through education
Donations are particularly valuable to Friends as they can be augmented by Gift Aid for qualifying donors, adding a further 25% to the donation.