Welcome to the
Imperial College Foundation

Imperial College Foundation is a U.S. non-profit corporation operating exclusively for charitable and educational purposes, whose principal goal is to advance the pursuits of Imperial in the most advanced training and research in various branches of the sciences and their application to medicine and industry.

Learn about our mission, the grants we make, and our
Board of Directors

Learn how you can support a range of worthwhile projects and causes at Imperial,
no matter how large or small your contribution

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The Imperial College Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization under the US tax code
TAX EFFICIENT GIVING - MAKING YOUR GIFT GO FURTHER

Gifts made to the Foundation are tax deductible in the United States

Imperial College Foundation Inc. (ICF) is a US tax exempt organization (EIN 58-1813092) and gifts to the Foundation are tax deductible in the United States under IRS code 501(c)(3).

In compliance with IRS regulations, the Board of Directors of ICF maintains complete discretion over allocation of the gifts it receives. Gifts to the Foundation qualify for an income tax deduction to the full extent allowed by law.

Your donation is deductible the same year in which it is made. Please be sure contributions sent to us by mail are postmarked on or before December 31 of the year in which you plan to claim a deduction.

We send a letter of acknowledgement to all donors, either electronically or by mail, which can be used as a tax receipt.

Donating to the Imperial College Foundation supports a wide range of impactful activities at Imperial College London
IMPACT OF YOUR GIFTS

The Foundation supports a wide range of activities at Imperial College London

Thanks to the support of our generous donors, the Foundation supports a wide range of activities at Imperial College London. Donations to the Imperial College Foundation benefit Imperial College London by supporting students, facilities, academic research, and other College initiatives.

In 2020-21, the ICF made grants to support more than 25 projects across the College, ranging from supporting students through hardship funding, bursaries and scholarships, to investing in ground-breaking research, to funding academic posts and capital projects. The October 2021 ICF Annual Report details the impact of your gifts at work at Imperial.

If you would like to discuss making a gift to the Foundation, please contact Shona Aitken, Head of Development (North America), at +1 (678) 506-7760 or by clicking the Email ICF button below.

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Board of Directors

Based in Atlanta, Georgia, the Imperial College Foundation was established in 1987 by a small group of dedicated volunteers. It is now stewarded by a Board made up of college-appointed and elected directors from across the United States.
Michael Murphy
President

UK

Appointed 2019

VP Advancement, ICL

Matt Bell
Vice President

Texas

Appointed 2020. Elected Vice President 2021

Chemical Engineering (1994)

Zoë Punaks
Secretary & Treasurer

UK

Joined 2015, Appointed Treasurer 2017, Appointed Secretary 2020

Ian Gatland
Director

Georgia

Joined 1988, Re-elected 2019

Mathematics (1957, 1960)

Peter Fielding
Director

Maryland

Joined 1990, Re-elected 2019

St. Mary's Medical School (1965)

Ella Shum
Director

California

Joined 2013, Re-elected 2019

Computing & Control (1981)

Mark Thomas
Director

California

Elected 2021

Electrical Engineering (2006, 2010)

Karen Akinsanya
Director

New York

Elected 2021

Physiology (1993), Genetics (1997)

Ian D'Costa
Director

New York

Elected 2021

Electrical Engineering (1994)

John Sergides
Director

Cayman Islands

Elected 2021

Mechanical Engineering (1997)

Directors Emeriti

Created in 2020, Director Emeritus status recognizes former board members for their service to the Foundation, ensuring their continued involvement and ambassadorship while allowing for the regular introduction of new members.
John Anderson
Director Emeritus

UK

Director & Secretary 2003-20

Director of Financial Strategy, ICL

Steve Webb
Director Emeritus

Texas

Director 2006-21

Physics (1973, 1977)

Angela Hey
Director Emeritus

California

Director 2010-18, Vice President 2018-21

Management Science (1977, 1980)

Advisors & Non-Board Positions

The Foundation and its Board of Directors gratefully receives support from several staff at the College to ensure its smooth and continuous operation.
Shona Aitken
Head of Development (North America)

UK

Appointed 2018

Heather Campbell
Assistant Secretary

UK

Appointed 2019, Renewed 2020

Marta Bel
Assistant Treasurer

UK

Appointed 2018, Renewed 2020

Make Your Gift Today

With your support, Imperial College Foundation impacts students’ lives, fuels ground-breaking research, and helps build a world-class environment for research and learning.

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Single Gift

Make an online gift today!

You can choose to support one of our funds through a single gift and have an impact on Imperial and its students.

Regular Gift

Regular gifts are important to the Imperial College Foundation and allow us to plan ahead. You can support what matters most to you by making a monthly gift using your credit card, providing the Foundation with a predictable stream of donations.

Other Ways to Give

Donate by Check

Make your check payable to "Imperial College Foundation, Inc." and mail it together with a donation form to:

Imperial College Foundation, Inc.
PO Box 14227
Atlanta, GA 30324

Your donation is deductible the same year in which it is made. Please be sure contributions sent by mail are postmarked on or before December 31 of the year in which you plan to claim a deduction.

Donate by Wire Transfer

To make a gift by wire transfer, please contact the Donor Support team at:

contact@imperialcollegefoundation.org
or: +1 (678) 506-7760

The team will be able to provide you with the wire transfer details.

Make a Donation of Stock

To transfer stock to the Imperial College Foundation, please refer to the ICF Stock Donation Policy and follow the instructions below. Please inform us that you are making a donation of stock so we can acknowledge your donation in a timely manner.

Details for your broker:

Organization Name: Imperial College Foundation, Inc.
Broker: Wells Fargo Advisors Command Asset Program
Account Number: 4899-0429
Clearing Number: 0141

Details to send to ICF once the transfer has been completed:

Name of the security
Number of shares transferred
Estimated value of the transfer
Donor contact details
CID, if applicable
Designation of the gift
Date of donation

Corporate Matched Giving

Make your gift go further!

Many companies match their employees’ donations to Imperial College Foundation, multiplying the gift’s impact.

If your employer has a matched giving program, please request a matched giving form from and send it to the Imperial College Foundation’s Donor Support team at:

contact@imperialcollegefoundation.org

Include a Bequest in Your Will

To discuss leaving a bequest in your will, please contact Anna Wall, Head of Legacy Giving, at:

contact@imperialcollegefoundation.org
or: +1 (678) 506-7760

Imperial College Foundation, its employees, and representatives do not offer legal or financial advice. Prospective donors are advised to consult with a specialist attorney. solicitor, financial advisor, estate planner, or accountant before making any arrangements.

Bespoke Gifts

To discuss bespoke giving opportunities, please contact Shona Aitken, Head of Development (North America), at:

contact@imperialcollegefoundation.org
or: +1 (678) 506-7760

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