Development & Alumni Relations Office 

Our donor promise

Our work would not be possible without your support.

Your help has driven pioneering research in areas such as cancer, cystic fibrosis and addressing global problems.  Without your donations, students from disadvantaged backgrounds might never get the opportunity to realise their potential by gaining a world-class degree.

Thank you for your support.  We want your experience of giving to the Queen’s Foundation to be a positive one, and below is our promise to you.

You will:

  • Be treated by all Queen’s staff and volunteers involved with the solicitation and receipt of donations in a fair, transparent, accurate and honest manner in accordance with all applicable laws and the professional code of fundraising ethics and good practice.
  • Be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers or employees of the University.
  • Be informed of the identity of those serving on The Queen’s University of Belfast Foundation Board.
  • Have access to the University’s most recent published financial accounts.
  • Be informed of the way we intend to use donations and of our commitment to ensure they are used for the intended purpose.
  • Be consulted if their donation cannot be used for its intended purpose and have it repaid if agreement cannot be reached within a short period of time for an alternative use.
  • Be kept informed of the impact of their philanthropy and the University’s evolving needs and priorities.  Donors will receive progress reports and invitations to attend events to see first hand the impact and benefits of their support to the University.
  • Receive appropriate and timely acknowledgement, recognition, and publicity for their donation, and to respect anonymity if requested.
  • Be assured that donors’ rights to privacy will be respected and that there will be full compliance with the Data Protection Act of 1998 and General Data Protection Regulation 2018.
  • Be asked in writing for permission to be cited in case studies and other promotional material prior to publication. To limit the number/type of solicitations if requested.
  • Be responded to within 30 days to a complaint by a donor or prospective donor about any matter relating to the University’s fundraising activities.

We welcome support from individuals, foundations and organisations, and would be delighted to discuss ways in which relationships may be fostered with potential benefactors.

For further information on any of the above please contact Jacqui McCormick, Stewardship Officer, on 028 9097 5378 or email .

This promise will change as we listen to you, our donors.


Our gift agreement policy

Please read of full gift agreement for more information.


Our privacy policy

Please read our full privacy notice to find out more. 




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