Responsible philanthropy

We cherish the power of active philanthropy as an inspirational force for good in the world. We see our donors as partners and friends, as part of our ‘inner circle’, and ensure that we treat them as such. While we will share our priorities, we will always welcome new ideas, insights and challenges.

We are passionate about the value of private giving in support of education. But at the same time, we are robust about where we accept donations from and for what purpose. More information can be found in our Ethical Donations Policy (pdf).

If you're considering giving to Newcastle, at any level, our professional Philanthropy Advisors will always take the time to understand your circumstances and ambitions so that you can be sure that your donations will achieve the greatest possible impact.

If you would like to discuss making a donation to Newcastle, at any level, please contact our team of specialist philanthropy advisors. Thank you for your support.
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Our Philanthropy Advisors

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Paul Tyack

Director of Advancement

Paul leads philanthropy and alumni engagement activities across the University as well as the Campaign for Newcastle.

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Aerian Rogers

Head of Philanthropy and Deputy Director of Advancement

Aerian oversees the Philanthropy team, working to support our donor community and create meaningful opportunities to work together and support the activities of Newcastle University.

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Fiona Watson

Head of Corporate and Foundation Relations

Fiona oversees our relationships with corporate partners and charitable trusts and foundations. This includes providing professional support and advice to help facilitate relationships with organisations of all sizes.

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Alexa Mapplebeck

Head of Individual Major Giving

Alexa oversees our relationships with our donor community. This includes providing professional support and advice to individuals and families to help them realise their philanthropic ambitions.

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Nadia Benstead

Philanthropy Manager, Individual and Family Giving

Nadia assists our alumni and donor community across the globe, working directly with individuals and families who wish to support causes that align with their philanthropic ambitions. This includes scholarships to celebrate excellence and alleviate hardship, PhD studentships to help researchers of the future, as well as strategic research initiatives.

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Ria Snowdon

Philanthropy Manager, Individual and Family Giving

Ria supports our alumni and donor community to make a meaningful impact with their philanthropy, supporting the University and our student community. This includes working closely with alumnae through Newcastle's Women's Giving Circle.

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Peter Kelly

Philanthropy Manager, Corporate and Foundation Relations

Peter works with corporate partners and foundations generating support for specific initiatives here at Newcastle. This includes student-focused programmes including scholarships and hardship funding. It also covers strategic research and capital programmes across the University's three faculties.


Matthew Ingram

Philanthropy Officer, Cancer Research

Matthew fundraises specifically for cancer research at Newcastle, working with donors from all backgrounds to make the difference to people with cancer that matters to them.


Find out more

Learn more about our donors and how you can donate to the Campaign for Newcastle University.