Ever since the establishment of Oxford's first-ever Middle Common Room for graduate students, Lincoln has led the way in supporting graduate education. Today, the #RoadTo2027 includes pathways for graduate student support with opportunities at every level of giving. Here is a story of how £50 and £100 gifts, a matching challenge, and a new endowment are adding up to make a meaningful difference for Lincoln's graduate students.
As a former Keith Murray Scholar and graduate student in social anthropology, Dr Shawn Landres (MCR 1996) was aware of the challenges faced by students and created a matched giving scheme to support graduate students at Lincoln. He has been matching alumni contributions annually for the past four years. Thanks to his support, and the support of alumni who responded to his challenge with individual gifts ranging from £10 to £1000, we have been able to award 16 students with grants of up to £500 each. These grants have eased financial hardships and helped students participate in important career advancement opportunities.
Inspired and encouraged by the reaction, Shawn now invites alumni to join him in ongoing support for Lincoln's graduate students. He has recently committed to endow a permanent graduate challenge to fund the matching challenge. We hope alumni will be encouraged to give towards the fund as each gift will be matched from the new endowment. Please contact email@example.com if you would like further information.
ReVolution Sponsors the LCBC
rEvolution, co-founded by Darren Marshall ' 84, is one of the leading independent sports marketing companies in the USA. They recently decided to expand to the UK with the acquisition of a London based company. Having rowed for the LCBC in the 1980's, Darren is well aware of the visibility a sponsorship of a college rowing team can generate among business influencers as well as its potential to act as a pipeline for them to recruit high level talent to their company. rEvolution believes their financial support will allow Lincoln to compete at the highest levels of college rowing once again.
History of Chinese Art Post Created
A full report on the new position, and the generosity of the Lis, can be found here.