The Executives of Galway University Foundation work closely with a range of individual and institutional partners to bring about mutually beneficial relationships. Every gift makes a significant impact on our goals. All gifts are appropriately acknowledged and appreciated

The 1845 Legacy Society

The University has benefited greatly through the kind and generous gifts made from benefactors over the years. The 1845 Society was established to recognise and support alumni and friends of NUI Galway who have included the University in their will. A legacy can be tailored to suit individual circumstances and every gift, no matter what size, can make a real difference. Specific purpose or designated legacies are gifts which reflect the particular interests and concerns of donors. General purpose legacies can be applied by the University to priorities at the time of transfer.

Leaving a legacy can offer an opportunity to commemorate an individual or a family and create a living testimony for future generations to see and appreciate. Buildings, rooms and scholarships can be named in recognition of a gift. We also welcome and respect gifts made anonymously.

In making a gift to NUI Galway, you can play a part in ensuring that the University continues to be at the forefront of innovation and excellence in teaching and research.

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NUI Galway Affinity Card

The NUI Galway Bank of Ireland Affinity Credit Card was formally launched in September 2008 and coincided with the renewal of Bank of Ireland’s exclusive on-campus banking franchise at NUI Galway. When a card is issued, Bank of Ireland donates a specific amount to Galway University Foundation. The Foundation also receives a percentage of the annual spend on each card. Currently all funds generated by this programme are directed towards the new Humanities and Social Sciences Research Building. It is anticipated that this product will generate significant funds for University developments in future. Click here for more information

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Alumni Fund

The Alumni Fund is a significant programme of annual giving by graduates to support their Alma Mater in delivering major projects to their University Campus. Each year the University President, Dr. James J. Browne identifies a project or range of programmes where graduate support is needed in order to enhance the facilities and programmes the University offers its students.

Please contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or T: 091 495497. Click here for more information.

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Access Programme

The NUI Galway Access Programme facilitates the promotion of initiatives that encourages access to and participation in NUI Galway amongst under-represented groups of third level education.

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Corporate Affiliate Programme

The Corporate Affiliate Programme was established to enable companies to partner with centers of excellence on campus such as the National Centre for Biomedical Engineering Science or the Environmental Change Institute. Companies participate in a five year programme which provides mutually beneficial opportunities relevant to their industry.

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Corrib Society

The Corrib Society is a group of alumni, staff and friends of NUI Galway who provide philanthropic support towards the University’s ambitious strategic plans.  Launched in 1999, Corrib Society members enjoy a programme of events and networking activities which include honorary conferrings, evenings at the theatre and many university based events. 

Membership is open to individuals or couples making an annual gift of €750 or more per annum.  This is a tax efficient donation. Galway University Foundation can claim tax relief on your gift increasing the value of your contribution.  Please contact Margaret Wright or T: 091 493536 for further details about joining the society.

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Corrib Medical Network

The Corrib Medical Network is a core group of graduates, faculty and friends of the College of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences dedicated to supporting the advancement of medical research and education at NUI Galway. The network capitalises on the goodwill and support of its members to achieve our highest aspirations in terms of clinical and translational research as well as the development of state-of-the-art educational buildings and cutting edge research spaces. Membership is open to those making an annual gift of €1,500 or €125 per month.
For more information on the Corrib Medical Network, please contact Catherine Conroy or T: 091 492972 

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Corrib Engineering Network

The Corrib Engineering Network is an organisation of graduates, faculty and friends dedicated to ensuring adequate financial support for the development of the new Engineering Building and it's programmes at NUI Galway. It's about harnessing the goodwill, contacts, networks and know-how that exists in our engineering fraternity. Your support and contribution to the sustained development of engineering at NUI Galway allows us as a University to expand on cutting edge research and development in the field of engineering. Membership is open to all individuals making an annual gift of €1,000 per annum. For further details, please contact Susan Moore or T: 091 495497

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Lead Gifts

For many donors a lead gift is an opportunity to reach a major lifetime decision by making a philanthropic contribution of a substantial scale. These gifts come about as a result of a convergence of interests between the University and donors interested in specific projects or programmes. Such funding can help create an entirely new project or support an existing area of study.

At NUI Galway many of these gifts are for bricks and mortar projects which provide funds to upgrade facilities or build new amenities. Others are for academic resources such as centres and institutes engaging in specialised, often interdisciplinary areas of study. Often, they have significant naming opportunities, please email Tom Joyce or T: +353 91 493631.

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