University of Sheffield in America

We set up the University of Sheffield in America, a U.S. registered charity, to help former students in the USA to stay connected with Sheffield, get connected with each other, and support their University.

Sheffield in America alumni reunion 2019

There are currently around 4,000 Sheffield alumni living in the United States. Many are expatriate British graduates, who went on to build their careers and lives in the States. Others are American citizens who came to study in Sheffield, either for their full degree or through our Study Abroad programme.

The University of Sheffield in America is led by our volunteer Board of Directors who organise events, oversee how funds donated to the University of Sheffield in America are used at the University, and are active ambassadors for Sheffield in the United States.


Typically, each May we would host our American Alumni Reunion.

For other events in the USA take a look at the Upcoming Events Calendar.


You can make a tax deductible donation in US dollars through the University of Sheffield in America. Since we began, US alumni and friends have given over $6 million for scholarships, student facilities and research.

Find out about Donating to Sheffield from the USA.

Tax exempt status

University of Sheffield in America, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organisation recognised by the IRS, and a separate legal entity from the University. Any donations made to it are tax deductible to the maximum extent allowed by US law. Our tax EIN is 30-0207689.


Join the Sheffield In America LinkedIn group


Key contact: Trevor Richards -

Join the Texas alumni WhatsApp group

New York

Key contact: Chris Cheetham -

Join the New York alumni WhatsApp group


Key contact: Stuart Jackson -

Join the Midwest alumni WhatsApp group


Key contact: Andy McLoughlin -

Join the California alumni WhatsApp group

​​​​​Washington, DC

Key contact: Lisa Lawn-Nieboer -

Join the DC Metro alumni WhatsApp group

Get involved

If you are resident in the USA and want to take advantage of opportunities provided by the University of Sheffield in America, please make sure we know your location and contact details by completing our Online Update Form.

Board of Directors

Christopher Cheetham (BA Business and Economics 2002) New York - Chairman

Dr Trevor Richards (BSc Chemistry 1977, PhD 1983) Texas

Andy McLoughlin (BA Economics 2000) California

Dr Stuart Jackson (MSc Polymer Science and Technology 1989, PhD Polymers 1993) Kansas

Lisa Lawn-Nieboer (BA Japanese Studies 1997) Washington



Telephone: 646-867-0994

Mailing address:

University of Sheffield in America, Inc.
1350 Avenue of the Americas, Floor 2, Suite 266,
New York, NY 10019
United States