SOAS University of London

Development, Alumni and External Engagement Directorate


Philanthropic donations and other support from alumni and friends of SOAS bring multiple benefits to the life and work of the School. Such support can help create additional learning resources, enhance academic and social facilities, and provide scholarships to ensure that we continue to attract the best students from diverse backgrounds.

SOAS has launched Questions worth asking, the first major fundraising campaign in its 100 year history. The Development Team is keen to work with academics and professional stafff to help engage with alumni, create compelling funding proposals, and provide stewardship for philanthropic gifts.

The Development team, supported by the Development Operations team, builds relationships to secure transformational philanthropic funding for SOAS's key projects helping to provide world-class facilities, and attract leading academics and a diverse and talented student body.

SOAS seeks and accepts philanthropic gifts in accordance with the CASE (Council for Advancement and Support of Education) guidelines: CASE Europe - Ethical Principles Behind the Acceptance of Gifts. SOAS has in place a Gift Acceptance Procedure, and a Gift Acceptance Record.

Find out more about donations to the School
Find out how to work with Development
Find out the range of projects you can support
Find out about Questions worth asking

Matthew Gorman
Director of Development, Alumni & External Engagement
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7898 4136