A Celebration of
Oxford Sport

Gifts of all sizes have a huge impact, reducing financial barriers to participation, supporting our scholar-athletes, and providing the best facilities such as the brand new Acer Nethercott Sports Centre. To help show the wide range of areas you can support, we have prepared a few examples below:

Kit, equipment and local travel grants
We welcome regular gifts to our sports clubs to help create a more reliable income stream, reducing subs and making sport more accessible.  
Gifts up to $5,000 would enable us to provide:

•  Three high-quality punch bags for the Boxing Club
•  Two bowling machines for the Cricket Club
•  Equipment to establish a Blind Football Club
•  Complete kit for squash blues
•  Competition equipment for Athletics Club throwing events
•  Travel grants to training facilities, varsity matches and away fixtures (per annum)

Training, travel grants and specialist equipment
Gifts of $10,000-$60,000 would enable us to provide:

•  Facility hire for the Ice Hockey Club at the local ice rink
•  New kit for the Lacrosse Club, where all equipment can be provided to allow people to try out lacrosse for the first time
•  Fixture and travel grants to support club varsities, and training camps and tours in the UK and overseas (per annum)
•  Full refurbishment of the Tennis Club House
•  Contact wheelchairs for contact disability sports
•  A qualified national level basketball coach (per annum)

Facilities and endowments
Gifts from $250,000 would enable us to endow a club’s coaching in perpetuity. At this level of support, we would be delighted to discuss naming opportunities. 
Gifts over $500,000 would enable us to provide:

•  A Desso pitch at Iffley Road, providing significantly improved facilities for American football and soccer
•  Full refurbishment of the rugby pitch and grounds
•  Full refurbishment of the cricket pavilion in the parks

To discuss transformational gifts to Oxford Sport, or if you have any queries regarding the above, please get in touch with either Michael Cunningham or Sophie Gammage.

Acknowledging our benefactors
It is our privilege to recognise the indispensable contribution our funders make, which is why gifts at and above circa $350,000 and $2,000,000 can be considered for the Vice-Chancellor’s Circle and the Chancellor’s Court of Benefactors respectively.  

Supporting Vincent’s Club
Vincent’s Club is proud that the Vincent’s Awards are the largest block of funding open to scholar-athletes competing in officially registered sports at Oxford University.

For 150 years, the club has been at the heart of Oxford sport and is now seeking to develop further its charitable activities. The professional management of the club and the administration of its expanding charitable activities depend on the generosity of alumni.

•   All alumni members are encouraged to support the club’s administration and operations with an annual gift towards the running of the club of at least $150

•   Unrestricted capital donations are needed so that over the next five years the club may strengthen the financial resources available to secure the long-term position of the club at its 1A King Edward Street home.

•   Following the death of former Vincent’s President Sir Roger Bannister, and with the encouragement of his family, the club is seeking to raise capital for the Sports Development Fund to endow at least one new major Bannister Award.

Some Vincent’s Old Members might wish to support these aims by leaving a legacy to the club. Planned giving tax benefits apply to bequests made by US donors. 

Thank you in advance for your support. 

Further information is also available at: www.vincents.org or from the Bursar and Alumni Administrator: v150admin@vincents.org.

Vincent’s Club donor recognition
All gifts to Vincent’s Club are gratefully received, but the following levels of benefaction are specifically acknowledged:

Image Credits: Basketball, Rugby, Swimming, and Cricket images: Gurinder Punn / Oxford University; Race Image: Matt Henderson; Netball Image: John Cairns / Oxford University; Sir Roger at the 2017 Vincent’s Award Evening;  An American football donated to OURFC by General Peter Dawkins

Gifts from our US donors are received by Americans for Oxford. Americans for Oxford, Inc. (AFO) is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization (recognized by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service) which seeks gifts to benefit the University and its colleges. In compliance with IRS regulations, the Board of Directors of AFO maintains complete discretion over allocation of the gifts it receives. Gifts to AFO qualify for an income tax deduction to the full extent allowed by law.


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