Old Members give generously in the March 2017 telethon

Thursday 20 April

Balliol student callers in the March 2017 telethon (photo: Rob Judges)Fifteen current students spent the first two weeks of the Easter vac telephoning Old Members around the world to update them on Balliol’s latest news and to ask them if they would make a gift to the College.

Balliol student callers in the March 2017 telethon (photo: Rob Judges)Their conversations were lively, insightful and often full of fun. Thank you to everyone who answered the phone and had a chat with a student – your advice and encouragement really makes a difference. Several student callers have been offered work experience and internships this summer, which will help them to shape their future careers.

Balliol student callers in the March 2017 telethon (photo: Rob Judges)Over 250 Old Members generously made a gift to the College, the majority giving regularly in order to unlock a 100% match for the first year of their donation (kindly provided by an anonymous Old Member). This puts Balliol well on the way to 2017 being the best year for alumni support!

Thank you to everyone, students and Old Members, who took part in the March telethon – it was a wonderful success in so many ways. If you did not get to speak to a student, however, and would like to make a gift to Balliol you can do so online or by calling Adale Robertson on 01865 277675.