What are we fundraising for?
As you know, the 2007 year group has been fundraising for bursaries for students from the lowest income backgrounds to mark 10 years since we matriculated at Pembroke.
So far, we have raised £4,000 towards our target of £6,000. However, an anonymous donor will match what we raise up to £6,000 so we need your help to raise another £2,000 before our Year Dinner tomorrow. We don't want to lose the opportunity of this matched funding.
This is a collective effort and we’d like as many people as possible to join in by giving whatever amount they can. Currently, the percentage of alumni from 2007 giving to Pembroke is 24%, which is wonderful, but we’d love to hit 40%!
If you already give a regular gift to Pembroke, you already count towards this participation goal, but if you would like to, you can still help to create The 2007 Bursary by making an additional gift to this project.
why is this important?
Tuition and living expenses for students at Pembroke now amount to roughly £16,000 a year (£9,000 for tuition fees and £7,000 for living expenses). A student on a 3 year course can therefore graduate with nearly £50,000 of debt. For students from the very lowest income backgrounds, this is off-putting and a big worry throughout their time here. Offering substantial and attractive student support packages is therefore important in order to ensure that the best and brightest students apply to Pembroke and that they are able to benefit from a Pembroke education without financial concerns.
Alice Newton-Rex and Kyle Lawson
2007 Reunion Co-Chairs