History of donations at Kent – tell us what you know!

As part of the University’s 50th anniversary celebrations, the Centre for Philanthropy has been researching the history of donations to our University since it was founded in 1965.

We are looking for any accounts of philanthropic acts or donations within your department, either to or from the University. If you know of any examples, then it would be great to hear from you.

These could be:

  • cash donations
  • equipment
  • trees/benches/statues (anything that changes the University landscape)
  • books
  • working with charities off-campus

The findings will be published in a Beacon Project-funded book provisionally entitled ‘Kent: The Philanthropy Story’, to be launched at the ‘Understanding Philanthropy’ conference on the Canterbury campus, 29-30 June 2015.

Please contact Dr. Triona Fitton, with any suggestions, examples, stories and accounts of gifts, volunteering or donations (no matter how big or small) that you know of, that may not have been widely documented and that you think deserve a place in the history of philanthropy at the University of Kent.

We would be glad to give you a free copy of the book and/or an invitation to the conference in return.