However you choose to support Eton, and at whatever level, every gift is important to us and we have a variety of ways to recognise your generosity. You can read about some of these below and you can also find stories of the impact of philanthropy at Eton here and in our most recent edition of Eton Onwards below. If you are interested in further information, please get in touch with the Development Office.
New Foundation Fellows
Donors who have cumulatively donated £1,000,000 or more in support of Eton College receive an invitation by the Provost to become an honorary New Foundation Fellow.
New Foundation Fellows receive recognition in Eton’s Fixtures, Eton Onwards, have their name engraved on the Novi Fundatores Wall in the King of Siam’s Garden and have their name read aloud in College Chapel annually during the Founder’s Day service. They also receive personal invitations to special events, regular communications regarding their area of support and invitations to all recognition events including the Board of Benefactors and 1440 Society.
The Novi Fundatores
Donors who have cumulatively donated £250,000 or more are recognised as Novi Fundatores. Novi Fundatores have their name carved on the Novi Fundatores Wall in the King of Siam’s Garden, recognition in Eton Onwards, personal invitations to special events, regular communication regarding their area of support and invitations to Board of Benefactors and 1440 Society events.
Board of Benefactors
Donors who have made a single gift or cumulative gifts of £25,000 or more, or pledge a regular gift of £5,000 for five years, are recognised in Eton Onwards and receive a personal invitation to an annual special recognition event, including a secondary guest invitation, and invitations to 1440 Society events.
The 1440 Society (regular or annual gifts)
Named in honour of our founding year, the 1440 Society honours donors who contribute regularly or annually providing the consistent and cumulative support that Eton needs to thrive. Membership in this special community begins with a donor’s first gift and continues with ongoing support each academic year.
Donors who have donated £5,000 or more in a year are recognised as a Benefactor. Benefactors receive recognition in Eton Onwards, an invitation to the 1440 Society Reception and regular communications from Eton.
As noted under Board of Benefactors, donors who pledge a regular gift of £5,000 or more with a commitment equal to £25,000 or more will receive Board of Benefactors recognition.
Donors who have donated between £100 and £4,999 in a year are recognised as a Patron. Patrons receive recognition as a Patron in Eton Onwards, an invitation to the 1440 Society Reception and regular communications from Eton.
Donors who have donated up to £100 in a year are recognised as a Member in Eton Onwards and will receive regular communications from Eton.
The Henry VI Society
The Henry VI Society recognises individuals who sustain the School well beyond their lifetime by making a bequest provision in their will for the benefit of Eton College and informing the College of their intention.
Henry VI Society members receive invitations to the annual Christmas Carol Concert and Reception and the annual lecture and lunch.
The names of bequests received in the year are read aloud by the Provost in College Chapel during the Threepenny Day service. Upon realisation of a bequest of £250,000 or more, the donor’s name will be engraved on the Novi Fundatores Wall in the King of Siam’s Garden.