Frequently asked questions

Where will my donation go?

One hundred percent of your donation will go directly towards the project you have chosen to support at Magdalen. You can see the different projects and find out more about the impact of philanthropy at Magdalen online here.

Why is my donation not going through?

Please check that you have included your postcode in both the address field and the card details field of the online giving form. If you still encounter problems, you may need to contact your card provider and inform them that the payment is valid. For any queries, please don't hesitate to contact us at or call +44 (0) 1865 286658.

Is my payment secure?

Yes. All card payments made through this platform will be securely processed by Stripe. Stripe holds the highest level of PCI-DSS certification. You can read Stripe's privacy policy at

Is there another way to donate other than online?

To donate via post, please complete this donation formand send it to The Development Office, Magdalen College, Oxford, OX1 4AU. Alternatively, cheques can be made payable to 'Magdalen College' and sent to the same address.

To donate via bank transfer, please use the details below and include your alumni no. (if known) or name as the reference.
Bank Account Name: Magdalen College Development Trust
Account No: 84269677
Sort Code: 60-70-03
Bank: National Westminster Bank PLC
IBAN: GB72NWBK-607003-84269677

Can I make a donation from outside the UK?

Yes. You can use this website to make your gift. We accept donations via bank cards from all over the world.

Tax-efficient giving from overseas


The Americans for Oxford (AFO) is a 501(3)(c) organisation providing a tax-efficient giving route for alumni and friends in the US. If you are a US taxpayer, you can follow the links from this website to make a tax-deductible donation via Americans for Oxford (AFO).

To make a tax-efficient donation from Canada, please tick the checkbox to receive a Canadian tax receipt on the online giving form.


Hong Kong
Please visit our webpage on how to make a tax-efficient donation from Hong KongWhen making your donation, please specify 'Magdalen College' as the recipient of your gift.

What is Magdalen College's Charity Number?

Magdalen College is a registered charity in England and Wales. Charity No. 1142149.

I'd like to include Magdalen in my Will. Where can I find more information?

Thank you for considering including Magdalen in your Will. You can find out more information about remembering Magdalen in your Will by visiting our legacy giving webpage or by requesting your legacy pack.

If you would like to speak to a member of the team, please contact us at or call +44 (0) 1865 286658.

What is Gift Aid?

Gift Aid is a government scheme that allows exempt charities like Magdalen College to claim an extra 25p for every £1 you donate (at no additional cost to you). To qualify for Gift Aid, you must be a UK taxpayer and what you pay in income tax and/or capital gains tax must equal the amount we, and any other charities or Community Amateur Sports Club you donate to, will claim in the tax year.

When you make a donation, please tick the checkbox on the online giving form. We can then claim back the Gift Aid tax relief– there's nothing else you need to do.

What if I am a higher-rate taxpayer?

If you are a higher-rate taxpayer, you can claim back the difference between the tax you've paid on your donation and what Magdalen got back when you fill in your Self Assessment tax return.

Example: You donate £100 to Magdalen – we claim Gift Aid to make your donation £125. You pay 40% tax so you can personally claim back £25.00 (£125 x 20%).

Are there other ways to help?

Magdalen seeks to involve alumni in a variety of ways. While financial support for the College's fundraising priorities is vital, you may also be able to help by giving your time or practical assistance.

I still have questions; how can I get in touch?

If you have any questions about making a gift or would like further information about supporting the College, please contact: or call +44 (0) 1865 286658.