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How to Support Our Work

Supporting the Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Trust


Our Endowment

In 2015, to mark the occasion of Lord Weidenfeld’s 95th Birthday - and building upon the impact and success of the programme - an endowment fund for these scholarships was launched in 2015. Spearheaded by Michael Lewis, Chairman of the ISD, and André Hoffmann, a long-standing supporter of the programme, the endowment has already secured £9 million donor support which will guarantee the future of the Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Scholarships in perpetuity. The University of Oxford has also made a £6 million contribution towards the endowment through the Oxford Graduate Scholarship Matched Fund, a significant endorsement of the programme.


The Impact of Your Gift

As we look to the future, we are seeking to secure funding for our ambitious Leadership Programme. Consisting of 160 hours of bespoke training, the programme covers ethical philosophy, professional skills, our growing alumni network and pro bono work. By providing additional training outside of their degrees, we prepare our scholars to make an impact on the world from the moment they leave Oxford. With a particular focus on scholars returning to their home countries and regions, it is increasingly important to help provide the kind of networks and professional support needed to help scholars launch their career. 

With alumni working predominantly in the fields of good governance, environmentalism and sustainability, humanitarian aid and international development, a gift to the Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Trust is an effective way to offer your support to a range of issues around the world. With our uniquely global nature, and our emphasis on public service, our scholars demonstrate an international vision of how to produce the next generation of world leaders.


Making a Donation

In order to donate to the Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Trust, please contact us at info@whtrust.org.


The 2016/17 cohort of scholars

A session at the 2016 Robin Hambro Moral Philosophy Seminar

Scholars take a selfie at a surprise birthday party for two of the cohort