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Patrick Heffernan Fund



Title: Patrick Heffernan Fund

Purpose:  Lt Col Patrick Heffernan, Domestic Bursar of Linacre from 2001 to 2011, was much loved by many Linacre members for his warmth, outgoing nature, great care for students, and enthusiastic involvement in the life of the College. His death in August 2014 was a great loss to us all. We remember him with affection and appreciation, so with the help of a few Old Members who were students during his tenure, a new fund for student hardship has been set up in Patrick's memory. 

Specific area:  A number of our students experience financial difficulty because of unexpected family circumstances, and this fund caters specifically for those occasional significant needs.  

Donors:  The following people have kindly made gifts to the Fund and we thank them warmly: Santosh Jayaram & Dawn Marshall, Lauren Weymouth, Vitaliy Voronkov and Rohitesh Dhawan, and now 7 other Old Members.

Donations:  We can no longer accept card payments by e-mail. Please send the form available via the link on the right to Linacre by post. Your financial security is extremely important to us. Thank you.

Alternatively, it is now possible to make a secure online donation, specifically for the Patrick Heffernan Fund, via the University of Oxford giving site here (link is external). American donors, however, should give through the Oxford North American site here (link is external). Select 'Linacre College' from the drop-down box, and put 'Patrick Heffernan Fund' in the 'other areas' box.

N.B.  All donations from UK taxpayers can be augmented by 25% once we have received a signed Gift Aid form from the donor. Please take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to secure additional money for Linacre, at no cost to yourself. A Gift Aid Declaration Form is available via the second link on the right. If you have already signed a Gift Aid declaration, please can you let us know if you cease to be a UK taxpayer. We would then know not to claim Gift Aid on your behalf. Thank you.