Cambridge in America
CAMBRIDGE IN AMERICA (CAm)
Founded in 2000, Cambridge in America (CAm) is the alumni, development, and communications center for the American constituents of the University of Cambridge. A historic institution of higher education, Cambridge consistently ranks among the top five research universities worldwide. In its distinctive setting on the River Cam in southeast England, the University educates more than 18,000 students annually and its graduates have been ranked the most employable in the world by the International New York Times. The University boasts a world-class and long-standing reputation for excellence. 92 Cambridge academics and alumni have won the Nobel Prize, and they have won in every category.
Sustaining a university of this caliber demands continual investment in new facilities, new areas of study, and most importantly, in people. Fundraising efforts and innovative partnerships are vital, including those in North America. This current year, Cambridge in America is on track to help raise over $80 million to fund the full spectrum of educational and research initiatives at the University and the 31 Colleges. With an ambitious new campaign launched, the “Dear World . . . Yours, Cambridge” campaign (https://www.philanthropy.cam.ac.uk), CAm is gearing up to raise even more. A new international campaign—only the second in Cambridge University’s over 800-year-long history—has been launched to ensure that Cambridge remains at the forefront of institutions of higher education across the globe.
Under the leadership of Executive Director Yun Won Cho, Cambridge in America has renewed its dedication to its mission of providing expertise in fundraising and alumni relations, growing the base of support and engaging alumni and friends in the US. CAm recently moved its offices in midtown to the Hippodrome Building, steps from Bryant Park. With a brand-new office space and dedicated team, the organization is poised to fulfill its vision to become internationally-known for leadership and excellence in development and alumni relations.
To achieve its promise, Cambridge in America fosters a culture of high performance and collaboration. We highly value our staff and promote a working environment that leverages talent, encourages initiative and respects work-life balance. 25 professionals make-up the team. This is an exceptionally exciting time to join the team at Cambridge in America as we prepare to support Collegiate Cambridge in its current £2 billion campaign. Cambridge in America has already helped raise over $140 million toward the campaign goal. Key lead gifts from U.S. donors include a gift to Pembroke College for the Ray and Dagmar Dolby Court, William H. and Weslie Janeway’s gift for Economics, and the Mohamed El-Erian Center for Economics and Finance.
Cambridge in America is an Equal Opportunity Employer.