Our purpose & vision
Our purpose is to inspire, ask and enable people to give financially in support of the goals of King’s and King’s Health Partners (KHP). Our vision is to sustain and build philanthropy and continue the fundraising momentum achieved with the record-breaking World questions King’s answers campaign.
The work we support has made a significant impact on the world in areas as diverse as cancer research, global terrorism and palliative care. We have had great success in recent years and we want to build on that so our impact is even greater.
Jennie Younger has been Executive Director of Fundraising and Supporter Development at King’s since October 2017. In this role, Jennie leads a team of fundraising, alumni engagement, communications and operations professionals to deliver an integrated development and fundraising programme across King’s College London, King’s Health Partners and Guy’s and St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust Hospital. This unique partnership, which unites hospital and university development in one team, spans the full breadth of activity from major giving to mass fundraising through individuals, trusts and foundations, corporates and the community.
Jennie has held senior executive positions in world-leading, global organisations. She brings over thirty years’ experience in strategic corporate affairs and communications, with a background in investor relations, government affairs, media relations, employee engagement, marketing and corporate responsibility. Prior to joining King’s, Jennie was Vice President and Global Head of Corporate Affairs at AstraZeneca. Before that, Jennie was Senior Managing Director at management consultants, FTI Consulting, and Global Head of Communications and Client Marketing for Corporate and Investment Banking at Deutsche Bank. Prior to this, Jennie held senior roles at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). In 2004 Jennie won the ‘European Women of Achievement Award for Business’ for her achievements at GSK and for women in business.
Matthew Gorman has been Director of Development, King’s College London and King’s Health Partners since September 2018. Matt is responsible for fundraising at King’s College London along with fundraising for the strategic initiatives of King’s Health Partners.
Matt oversees principal and major gifts (international, trusts and foundations, health and arts and sciences), direct marketing, legacy fundraising, donor relations, events, campaign management, communications, as well as King’s alumni engagement. King’s is in touch with over 190,000 alumni around the world and they remain one of the university’s most important constituencies. The unit communicates with former students and organises dozens of events every year for alumni.
Prior to joining King’s, Matt held senior roles at Cancer Research UK, SOAS University of London and The Open University. Matt is a board member of the US Friends of King’s College London Association and a frequent visitor to Asia where he leads principal gift fundraising for King’s.
How you can make a difference
We have never had a more ambitious vision of the future – and the opportunities for our donors and supporters have never been greater. This represents a generational chance to improve UK society and trigger worldwide change.
Join us as we begin this journey and to make a real and lasting difference to society. Your support could take a multitude of forms: as well as contributing financially, you could advocate for a particular issue or share your expertise through mentoring. A closer look at the work of King’s and our health partners will reveal more about where your support will have the largest impact and make the greatest difference.
Our fundraising supports King’s, Guy’s and St Thomas’, and King’s Health Partners
King’s College London, one of the top 10 UK universities in the world, is a research-led and based in the heart of London. As the fourth oldest university in England, we have been driving progress in medicine, technology, the humanities, law and social sciences for nearly two centuries. At King’s, we recognise that we have a responsibility, ability and capacity to be part of shaping and transforming local communities and societies across the world. Population changes, depleted resources, rising inequality and the collapse of political consensus threaten progress in every field, on every continent. With world-class academic and clinical credentials, King’s can bring the best minds together to amplify and unlock these challenges.
The discovery and structure of DNA; the development of radio, television, mobile phones and radar; the pioneering of antiseptic surgery and palliative care; and the development of new disciplines such as military mental health all sprung from King’s laboratories, clinics and classrooms. We have built our reputation by tackling these big issues with expertise, rigour and passion. Much of the impact we have had in the world has been made possible by philanthropic support.
Evelina London is a major children’s hospital and provider of community services. Every year, Evelina London cares for more than 95,000 children and young people in hospital and in the community, as well as providing an extensive range of specialist services for children with rare and complex conditions.
The money we have raised has funded sophisticated medical equipment, innovative play therapy and helped children who have had a transplant to take part in the annual British Transplant Games.
Guy's Cancer is one of the UK’s leading providers of care and treatment for people with cancer. It is home to some of the best cancer specialists in the country, the very latest state-of-the-art facilities and pioneering treatments, thanks to extensive research programmes. For patients, most treatments are delivered in the state-of-the-art Cancer Centre at Guy’s.
The money we’ve raised has funded an app that helps clinicians to determine whether a patient or their family has an inherited susceptibility to cancer, ground-breaking research into urology cancer and specialist equipment that allows nurses to view patients who require closer monitoring
Guy’s and St Thomas’ hospitals provide a full range of hospital services for their local communities in Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham. They also provide specialist services for patients from further afield, including cancer, cardiovascular, women's and children's services, kidney care and orthopaedics. They have one of the largest critical care units in the UK, one of the busiest A&E departments in London and are also two of London’s best-known teaching hospitals.
The money we have raised has funded a 3D printer that helps staff plan complex transplant surgery, innovative training in complex procedures and a unique arts programme that helps patients, visitors and staff feel at home in the hospitals
South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM) provides the widest range of mental health services in the UK. This includes more than 50 unique, national and specialist services, that people from all over the country can be referred to. The Trust also provides local community mental health services in Croydon, Lambeth, Lewisham and Southwark as well as addictions (drug and alcohol) services across south London.
The Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (IoPPN), King’s College London is at the forefront of global mental health research, transforming care for people who are affected by mental health and neurological conditions. Working together these organisations are uniquely placed to deliver care from bench to bedside, enabling the latest research to be translated into patient care in record time.
Principal team focuses on identifying and engaging potential donors with the ability to make a gift of £3M+ in support of King’s and King’s Health Partner priorities.
The Major Gifts team include individual and Trust and Foundation fundraisers aims to strengthen relationships with donors and potential supporters both inside and outside the UK.
These fundraisers run individual giving programmes and promote legacy giving to alumni, hospital patients, staff and friends. They also have responsibility for income generation from estates bequeathed to all partners within King’s Health Partners and Guy’s and St Thomas’ Trust.
The Alumni Relations team aims to build an active and engaged alumni community by providing opportunities for alumni to connect with each other and with the university.