In December 2000, the American Friends of Cambridge University (AFCU) and the Cambridge University Development Office in the United States (CUDOUS) merged to form one foundation, Cambridge in America (CAm).
CAm is the alumni, development and communications center for the American constituents of Cambridge University and its thirty-one member Colleges. The Cambridge in America Staff List is available here.
Cambridge in America reaches out to Cantabs throughout the United States to build a community of alumni and friends. CAm hosts events in major cities and provides resources for local alumni groups to organize events and facilitate alumni networking.
Helping Cambridge alumni stay current with the University and their Colleges is one of CAm's overriding objectives. A semi-annual newsletter and CAm's regularly updated website (www.cantab.org) build bridges to Cambridge while keeping alumni informed about local events and personalities.
The Cambridge experience begins at Cambridge but lasts a lifetime. CAm appeals to its alumni to recognize the formative role Cambridge played in their education by asking their consideration of an annual tax-deductible gift to benefit their Cambridge College, the University, or both.
Cambridge in America facilitates major benefactions that help Cambridge achieve excellence in teaching and research, maintain its unique learning environment, and ensure access to the most able students. Cambridge in America's major gifts and planned giving programs offer opportunities for alumni, friends and institutions to support Cambridge on a larger scale and receive tax benefits for their contributions.
800th Anniversary and Beyond
The year 2009 marked Cambridge’s 800th anniversary. This remarkable milestone inspired Cambridge alumni and friends around the world to recognize the University’s and its Colleges’ achievements and history of excellence, and to shape the future of Cambridge by getting even more involved.