Univ American Friends


The College has a network of more than 720 Univ members, past or present, living and working in the United States. These include many Rhodes and Marshall Scholars. Old Members are prominent in almost every walk of life: serving their respective professions and contributing crucial expertise across the country, from former President Bill Clinton (1968) to Olympic Silver medallist Emily deRiel (1996, pictured right).

We are always delighted to hear from OMs throughout the US and, where we can, to help you meet and network with other Univ men and women. In recent times, there have been gatherings in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Portland, Washington DC, Chicago and Boston and we particularly look forward to seeing many OMs every two years at the Oxonian reunion in New York City.

The American Friends of University College Oxford (AFUCO) have been actively fund-raising for the College for 27 years with the kind help of Paul Chellgren (1966). The AFUCO work closely with OMs and the Development Office to accommodate the wishes of our US donors and to facilitate support for Univ and its students. As a registered 501(c)(3) corporation, they are able to accept checks, appreciated securities, matched gifts and – in conjunction with the other Oxford colleges and the University – Planned Gifts to the College or the Univ Old Members' Trust. As one particularly special example of American Friends’ support, US OMs have a proud tradition of funding Master's Scholarships for current students to travel to America and many alumni offer to host the scholars whilst they are State-side.


Make a Donation to American Friends

The American Friends of University College, Oxford, Inc. has since 1988 donated to University College Oxford and to the Univ Old Members' Trust each year. To  make a gift to the American Friends of University College Oxford, Inc, please download our donation form below or send a check, appreciated securities and/or matching gift from your corporation to:
            American Friends of University College, Oxford, Inc.
            Toebben Executive Center
            541 Buttermilk Pike, Suite 207
            Crescent Springs, KY  41017
            Phone:  859/341-1280, Fax:  859/341-2062

Please note that the AFUCO cannot legally guarantee that gifts will be used for the purposes specified, but in all past cases it has been possible to honour donors' wishes. Your gift is tax-deductible by law. On receipt of your donation, Paul Chellgren (1966) will be able to send you a gift receipt for tax purposes. For further details, please contact Paul Chellgren or The Development Team. Also, continue reading below for details about supporting the College through 'Planned Giving'.

It is now also possible to give to Univ online via the Oxford University North American Office. Fill in the online form and select University College from the drop down list of gift designation preferences.

Make a donation to Univ online


Download American Friends Gift Form


US Planned Gifts

We are excited to announce a 21st century method of giving that can further enhance our proud tradition of supporting the College with present day advantages. Many American alumni and friends of Oxford have long wanted to support the University and its colleges via Charitable Remainder Trusts that until now have only been available for American colleges and universities. Charitable Remainder Trusts are a marvelous way to create a gift that provides the donor and the donor’s loved ones with an annual income during their lifetime as well as realizing valuable tax advantages. At the end of the trust, a sizeable gift (called the “charitable remainder”) is made to the donor’s charity.

Last year, the University and 34 of its colleges banded together to form a consortium called Oxford Planned Giving.  This groundbreaking collaboration between these colleges and the University has paved the way for Oxford to now offer its alumni and friends the same benefits of a Charitable Remainder Trust.  Now you too can enjoy its income and tax advantages and at the same time benefit your college, the University and its many libraries and museums, or a specific department within the University. The Oversight Committee, of which Paul Chellgren is a member, has been established to monitor the performance of our financial partner and to provide leadership to the Consortium. For further details about Planned Giving, please contact Paul Chellgren.

Regional Networks across the States

COMING SOON! We are in the process of setting up a number of new regional Univ networks across the United States - including New York, Washington DC, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco - to make it as easy as possible for you to meet and stay in touch with other Univites in your area. Further details to follow shortly. In the meantime, if you are interested in acting as a volunteer, please contact the Development Team.


If you have any questions about this webpage, please contact the Development Office. For information about our other overseas networks of Univ friends, please visit the Overseas Friends pages.


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