Chris and Sally Jones

Chris and Sally Jones are longstanding supporters of the University. They have generously supported The Edge (our new Centre for the Arts and Management) and are delighted that the Buchan Music Room is now being used by many students.

Since graduating from Bath, Dr Jones has been a staunch supporter and advocate for our university, and he is presently a member of the University’s Ventures Board. Sally joined the Alumni Fund Panel in 2014 and has helped the committee award gifts made by our supporters to projects across the University.

Sally reflects on why they give: “Chris and I regard ourselves as both fortunate and grateful to have benefited from our time at the University and it seemed natural to try to give something back in return. As someone with a career in Finance, and a personal and academic interest in the Arts, I was delighted to be asked to join the Alumni Fund Panel and lend a broad perspective to the decision making process.

Over the past year, I have seen, at first hand, the extent to which the generosity of former students influences and benefits so many aspects of University life and how much the assistance is truly appreciated. I am always impressed by the wide range of high quality funding applications that come before the Panel. Each one affords an exciting insight into the living passion, creativity and enterprise that reverberates throughout the University.

I am always very conscious and mindful of the fact that my role on the Panel is to represent the views of all donors. Alumni give generously to build the Fund and it is right that they should feel confident that their philanthropy and kindness is reflected in meaningful projects that are consistent with increasing opportunities for current and future students and also support the world class research and teaching of the University. Alumni Fund donations play a crucial part in the growth of the University of Bath.”

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