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Wellington College was created thanks to a generous act of philanthropy which continues to be essential for the ongoing development and success of the College. By supporting the College, you will be part of a broad philanthropic community helping to deliver an education that is unsurpassed anywhere in the world.

Your generous donations can be directed towards the Prince Albert Foundation (PAF) Scholarship programme which offers students with talent and promise but limited means a chance to benefit from a Wellington education. It can also contribute to preserving our buildings and grounds. Lastly, your donations can be directed to unrestricted funds, which gives College the flexibility to direct the money to the area most needed at the time.

As a supporter of College, you will become a member of one of our Giving Circles, which aim to celebrate philanthropy at College and create a community of like-minded individuals. We are delighted to be able to share with you our Celebrating Philanthropy at Wellington update.

Widening Opportunity at Wellington

Prince Albert Foundation Scholarship Programme

The Prince Albert Foundation Scholarship programme offers the life-changing opportunity that a Wellington education provides to many more young people with talent and ambition who simply cannot afford the fees.
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Giving Week 2023

Thank you so much for making Welly Giving Week 2023 such a wonderful success! Your incredible support means we are able to offer 16 more young people a life-changing Prince Albert Scholarship. This is an incredible achievement and will change the lives of these young people, their families, friends, and the wider Wellington Community.

OW Giving Circle

The Kingsleys Society

The Kingsleys Society is our OW giving club. We hope that all OWs continue a long-standing tradition of giving something back to Wellington, and will feel a sense of pride to do so and be part of something very important.
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Legacy Giving

The Waterloo Society

The Waterloo Society is for anyone who has pledged to leave a gift in their will. Gifts to the College are an important element of our fundraising programme and help to fund our scholarship programme as well as preserving our wonderful buildings and grounds.
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Celebrating OW Giving Since 1859

OW Giving

In April 2024 we will be reaching out to all OWs encouraging them to get involved and to continue in the long tradition of philanthropy at College.

During the month we will holding our biennial telephone campaign in which some OWs will be called by recent Wellington graduates (some of whom are highlighted below), to talk about their memories of College and to discuss ways in which they might be able to support the College now and in the future.

We will also be holding a Giving Day on 24th-25th April, so look out for more information about this nearer the time!

2024 Telephone Campaign callers

I wanted to be a part of the campaign because of how much I enjoyed my time at Wellington.
Oliver Knight
(Bl 22)
One of my best friends from Wellington was afforded the opportunity through a bursary scheme - I wouldn’t have met him if it wasn’t for this incredible initiative by the school.
Cole Whittingham
(Bn 21)
Lots of my friends at Wellington were beneficiaries of the scholarship.
Louis Hughes
(Bd 22)
My Wellington education has been so valuable to me and I want to be able to contribute to helping a wider range of people benefit from this as well.
Tristan Surgenor
(L 23)
I want to give back to the Wellington Community and gain valuable career skills and confidence in the process.
Wil Pope
(Bl 22)

Community Report

Celebrating Philanthropy

We are extremely grateful to our Wellington Community of parents and OWs for their exceptional support for the College. We are so appreciative of everything that you have done and continue to do.

Recognising your support

Giving Circles

Anyone that kindly donates to the College will automatically become a member of one of our philanthropy groups. All donors will have their names engraved on special boards and will be invited to the Master’s annual summer drinks reception.

Friends Gift level up to £5,000
Patrons Gift level £5,000 up to £25,000
Champions Gift level £25,000 up to £100,000
Pioneers Gift level over £100,000
Wellington Benefactor Gift level over £250,000