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Rhodes Scholars Annual Fund

Every element of the Rhodes Scholar experience is strengthened by the Annual Fund. Your generosity and financial support create valuable opportunities and provide immediate impact for Scholars in Oxford and beyond. Give to strengthen and celebrate your Rhodes community.

What Does My Gift Support?

The Rhodes Scholars Annual Fund is a vital source of regular income that seeks £1 million each year to finance a portion of current Scholar costs and to further enhance the Scholar experience. Annual gifts have immediate impact, making them an essential complement to the Trust’s endowment, which is invested for the long term.

The Annual Fund is your primary vehicle for giving in support of the Scholarships. Gifts create opportunities to support top priorities like the Character, Service & Leadership Programme, global outreach, Scholar financial support and intergenerational convening and alumni connectivity. It seeks to provide the margin of excellence needed to maintain the Scholarships at the forefront of scholarships and other leadership development programmes.

Every gift to the Rhodes Scholars Annual Fund – no matter the size – makes a difference in the lives of Scholars. Your participation matters.

Make a Donation

When giving to Rhodes Trust, recurring giving is the easiest way to maximise the benefits of your gift and stay on a schedule you are comfortable with.



Make a difference at the Rhodes Trust with minimal immediate impact on your bank account



Renew your support at the arrival of each season: fall, winter, spring, summer



Send your support twice a year for convenience and budget flexibility



Empower the Rhodes Trust to plan confidently for the future, knowing they can count on your annual support

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Annual Giving Progress

More than half of all living Scholars and many leading philanthropists and foundations have supported the Trust to date with over £250 million of new funding so far this decade.

The Rhodes Scholars Annual Fund runs on a 1 July – 30 June financial year. Each year we focus on Scholar Giving in May and June as the 30 June is the last giving date which allows Scholars to be acknowledged in our Honour Roll for that financial year. See your progress by Rhodes Class Year below or view our full summary.

Do click on the photos below to see your old classmates! 



Class Photo Year Class Leader(s) Roll Donors Participation
1971 Stephen Ferruolo, Don Gogel & Rick Lee 67 15 22%
1980 Steve Crown, Billy Downer, Susan Karamanian, Gary Lawrence, John McCall MacBain O.C., Chris Miller & Andrew Wilkinson 68 15 22%
1957 George Drake, Robert Rotberg & Don Smith 39 8 21%
1967 60 11 18%
1983 David Frederick, Pierre Piché & Laurie Rabinowitz 68 12 18%
Participation total for all class years 10%

Annual Fund Film

Rhodes Scholars Annual Fund 2017-18

Give to the Rhodes Scholars to support their experience from the very first day.