Below are just a few quotes from donors and recipients to provide an idea of the impact that gifts can have on people’s lives.
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Professor David Greenaway, Vice-Chancellor
Through bold innovation and excellence in all that we do, we make both knowledge and discoveries matter. You can help us by creating a new generation of visionary philanthropists who will ensure continued Nottingham impact.
Professor David Greenaway, Vice-Chancellor
The Nottingham Experience
We are very excited about the impact the coaches will make and the student feedback so far has been fantastic. There is certainly a buzz around the facilities having such high calibre people in place.
Dan Tilley, Vaughan Parry Williams Coaching Fund Recipient, Director of Sport and Physical Recreation
There are so many areas that are supported through the Cascade Fund – it gives me the motivation to keep on giving
Siaka Suma, Cascade Donor, Entrepreneurship, Science & Technology 2005
Studying at Nottingham has been so stimulating, it gave me a new horizon and inspiration. I give back to Nottingham because I think others may have the same experience as me.
Raymond Reynolds, Cascade Donor, Theology 1989
Health and Well-being
We have been very proud to sponsor the Life Cycle. It is the perfect opportunity for Freeth Cartwright to support the world class research work that is carried out by the University and to help important charities with which we have not been involved before.
Kate Rudd, Client Services Manager at Freeth Cartwright LLP
Having taken nine months for our own daughter to be diagnosed with a brain tumour, and receiving many calls from parents who experienced similar delays, we strongly believe that more should be done to reduce the time taken for a diagnosis, and that is why Samantha Dickson Brain Tumour Trust is a partner in the HeadSmart Campaign. Tragically this comes too late for Samantha, but by increasing the awareness of symptoms among parents and healthcare professionals, it doesn’t need to be too late for others.
Founder of the Samantha Dickson Brain Tumour Trust, Neil Dickson
I was very lucky to have enjoyed my school and university years and I’m in a position now to be able to make a philanthropic commitment. That’s why I am personally supporting Nottingham Potential and the efforts of my former University to make a real and meaningful difference on this issue in the East Midlands.
David Ross, Donor, Law, 1987
It has been a pleasure to work with such a highly regarded partner as The University of Nottingham in the development of this wonderful new academy for Bilborough. I believe that everyone has a right to a high quality education and my family and I are am delighted to lend our financial support, our academy experience and the family name to another marvellous academy initiative in the East Midlands. I have no doubt that this academy will not only greatly enhance opportunities for local children but also bring significant benefits to the wider community.
The Scholarship gave me the option to pursue something I really wanted to do. Your support gave me the flexibility to concentrate on my studies and not have to take on part-time employment when I was studying a demanding course. In words, I can’t quantify how much the scholarship has helped me. It’s really helped and is very much appreciated and will always be appreciated.
Darren Hoff, Recipient of the Ethel and Kevin B Malone Scholarship
Throughout my professional life I have reaped the benefit of undergraduate law teaching of the highest quality which I received at Nottingham. I am keen for that opportunity to remain as widely available as possible. I contribute to this Fund as a means of assisting those whose family circumstances might make that difficult.
Clare Freshwater, Law 2010 – Recipient of the JC Smith Scholarship
Nottingham gave me a great start in life. Working in the States a lot I see that people giving to Universities is part of life and it’s something that needs to be done in this country more and more.
Martin Pluck, Emergency Hardship Fund Donor, Mathematics, 1978
By supporting this campaign, people have the opportunity to make a real difference to the health and survival of sick and vulnerable babies, giving them the best chance of a healthy start in life.
Dr Barrie Hayes-Gill
It was vital that investment is still made into new research. While the recession is leading some businesses to withdraw funding into research and development,our belief is that it is more critical than ever to invest. Significant improvements in water and energy efficiency will only be achieved if we continue to commit resource and capital to driving the necessary degree of change.
Graham McKay, SABMiller's chief executive officer