The Alumni Fund at University of Galway is a testament to the remarkable generosity of our Alumni who donate annually to assist students and academics in their work.
Many challenges lie ahead for our students and researchers. The Alumni fund allows us to award scholarships to the brightest of students to study at University of Galway regardless of their means. It enables students who are facing crisis or financial hardship to remain at University and it provides significant funds to our researchers in the areas of Biomedical Science and Engineering, Social Science and Public Policy and Humanities to name but a few.
The fund enables the University to respond quickly to students facing crisis and to increase our research quality and productivity.
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 University of 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 University of 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.
University of Galway Credit Card/ Affinity Card
When a Bank of Ireland University of Galway affinity credit 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 Student Scholarships at University of Galway. Click here to apply for a Bank of Ireland Affinity Credit Card.
The Alumni Fund
The Alumni Fund provides sustainable, flexible and unrestricted funds to support the development of University of Galway, deliver ground-breaking research and to help students through scholarships and bursaries.
In the past number of years, the generosity of our alumni has had an amazing impact on our students. 100% of all monies donated to this campaign will be used to support our broad range of alumni fund projects from the student hardship fund to breast cancer research, autism and sport.
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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.
The Corrib Society is a group of alumni, staff and friends of University of 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.
The 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 University of 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.
The 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 University of 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 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 University of 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.