Development Office

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The Development Office was established to keep Johnians around the world in touch with the College and each other. We organise a varied programme of events for alumni, provide you with the information you need, and produce The Eagle, Johnian News and The Marguerite, among other publications which keep alumni connected and informed. We’re responsible for fundraising to ensure that future generations of Johnians can enjoy all that St John’s has to offer. Visitors are always welcome at the Development Office, so if you have a query please do drop in during office hours (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm), or call or email us via the details below. 

D Staircase, Second Court
St John’s College
Cambridge CB2 1TP
Tel: 01223 338700

Stephen Teal
Development Director
01223 760900

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Stefanie Giblin
Deputy Development Director
01223 330723


I play a leading role in the development and implementation of the College’s fundraising and alumni relations strategy and I am responsible for the day-to-day management of the office.  In addition, I speak to Johnians and friends of St John’s who might like to help the College by supporting the Development Programme.

Rebecca Buncombe
Development Office Administrator
01223 338679

Katherine Caddy
Alumni Publications Officer
01223 330722

My role is largely to support the day-to-day running of the office and staff. I play a leading part in maintaining database and testing new software and updates. I also process donations and provide clerical support as needed. 


I'm the Editor of The Eagle and Johnian News - the annual record and magazine for alumni of St John's. I'm responsible for commissioning publications, blogs and social media content, liaising with Johnians, students, Fellows and staff on stories, while supporting the Development team editorially. Get in touch with me if you are a Johnian with a story to tell.

Will Evans
Acting Head of Fundraising
01223 760988


Sarah Jeffs 
Alumni Relations Assistant
01223 338700

I am currently responsible for overseeing the College’s regular giving and stewardship strategies. Working closely with the Development Director and Development Officer, my primary role is to increase awareness of the impact of philanthropy at St John’s, boost global participation in the College’s fundraising activities, and ensure that the generosity of our supporters is appropriately recognised.


I organise and deliver our diverse alumni events programme at St John's, with the aim of keeping as many Johnians connected to the College and each other as possible. Events I coordinate include: our annual Family Party and Christmas Drinks reception; formal dinners; business networking; regional meet-ups; and sporting events. We are always looking to expand our events programme, so please do not hesitate to get in touch with any ideas or suggestions. 


Emma Talibudeen
Development Manager
01223 338605


Rachel Powell
Associate Development Director 
(Head of Major Gifts)
07917 535966

I am responsible for the legacy programme at St John’s and look after the Beaufort Society, which recognises those individuals who have promised a gift to the College in their will. As part of the Development Office’s senior management team, I play a leading role in our fundraising strategy, and also have regular meetings with Johnians and friends of the College to discuss how they could help current and future students at St John’s through their support.


I meet with Johnians to discuss the College’s current situation and priorities and to explore ways that we can work together to ensure that future scholars are able to enjoy the opportunities that St John’s has offered for generations.  In addition to gathering essential support for our activities, these conversations offer invaluable insight into how Johnians think about College.  I work closely with the Development Director on fundraising strategy and am the lead author of the Free Thinking campaign.


Jessica Mackenzie
Development Officer
01223 330724


Susannah Rose
Head of Alumni Relations
01223 330721















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