In order to recognise generous donors to the Annual Fund, and to encourage ongoing and regular support for the College, Merton has created the 1264 Society.
Everyone who makes a gift of £1,264 (£126.40 for under 30s and those who left in the last five years, £12.64 for current students and those who left in the last year) to Merton in a year will be welcomed as a 1264 member for that year.
1264 members receive recognition in the annual Donor Report, and a special commemorative pin in the form of the Merton College crest, and will be invited to special events.
189 individuals joined the 1264 Society between August 2010 and July 2011, and 239 Mertonians between August 2011 and July 2012.
In October 2012, we held our inaugural event for 1264 Society members. We were privileged to hear Merton Fellow Kathy Willis, who holds the Tasso Leventis Chair of Biodiversity, speak on 'Biodiversity in a warmer world'. The fascinating lecture was followed by a superb Champagne Afternoon Tea. It was great to see such a broad age range represented – Mertonians present had matriculated between 1958 and 2010.
To make a donation and join the 1264 Society, visit our Making a Gift page.