Recognising our donors

Firth Court frontage

Donations are vital to the University. They create transformative opportunities for gifted students, enhance scholarly research and allow our student community to thrive. Every gift makes a difference and we are incredibly grateful to everyone who chooses to support the University in this way. There are a number of ways in which donors are recognised:


Your Gift donor magazine

All donors receive a copy Your Gift. The annual donor magazine showcases how donations make a difference at Sheffield.

Read Your Gift


Honour Roll

The Honour Roll formally recognises everyone who donated to the University during the previous year. 

View the Honour Roll


Gift Clubs

Donors who show particular commitment in their giving are admitted into one of the University's prestigious Gift Clubs.

Silver Arrows Circle

Those who give regularly on a monthly, quarterly or annual basis are welcomed  into the Silver Arrows Circle. Members receive our special Silver Arrows lapel badge, taken from the City of Sheffield and University crests.

Firth Circle

Donors making a gift of £1,200 and above in a single year are admitted into the Firth Circle, created in honour of steel magnate, philanthropist and one of the University’s founding fathers, Mark Firth. Members of the Firth Circle are included on our Benefactors’ Board in the Diamond building.

President & Vice-Chancellor’s and Chancellor’s Lists

The President & Vice-Chancellor's List recognises generous gifts of over £25,000 (£10,000+ prior to 2016). The Chancellor's List welcomes donors who have given over £100,000 (£50,000+ prior to 2016). Such generosity plays a vital part in realising the power of higher education at the University through scholarships, for research or to enhance and improve the campus and its facilities.

Roll of Benefactors

The University's highest honour for philanthropy, the Roll of Benefactors recognises the most significant and transformative donors. Members are admitted onto the roll through a special ceremony with the President & Vice-Chancellor and their names are inscribed on the exclusive Honour Board at the entrance to Firth Court.

Heritage Circle

Recognising those who pledge to leave the University a gift in their Will, the University is incredibly grateful to members of the Heritage Circle. Through their foresight and generosity, they are ensuring a more prosperous and confident future for the University for generations to come.