The Catalysis Campaign – Goal Exceeded

Our Endowment Fundraising Campaign was called Catalysis to encapsulate the process of change and the interaction of different elements and energy sources that are key to securing the future of Downing. The College’s endowment supplies the stable foundation essential for all our operations: it is the principal source of energy that underlies the process of catalysis, enabling us to educate generations of young people, transforming the lives of individuals and, through their actions, influencing the wider world.

We are enormously grateful to all those who contributed to the success of Catalysis. To find out more about how the campaign came to fulfil its target and what the College has achieved with the funds raised, please go to Catalysis – Thank You.

Campaign Information and Statistics

Fundraising thermometer - final 

Goal: £20 million

Final Raised: £20,975,671 as of 30 June 2016

Launched: September 2009

Catalysis Campaign Board

  • Chris Bartram (1968), Chairman
  • Julia Harrison (1981) and Julia Martin (1981), Vice Chairmen
  • Humphrey Battcock (1973)
  • Eric Coutts (1980)
  • Richard Frischmann (1979)
  • Chris Harborne (1981)Catalysis Campaign logo
  • Robert Markwick (1979)
  • Sir Trevor Nunn (1959)
  • Kate Panter (1981)
  • Nandu Patel (1983)
  • George Pulman (1967)
  • William Tudor John (1963)

Alumni & Development, Downing College, Cambridge CB2 1DQ. Telephone 01223 334850· Email  Registered with the Fundraising Regulator