The McWhirter Foundation relies on the generosity of its trustees and supporters. The costs of accommodating and feeding more than 80 sixth formers at Oxford, and from 2016, Cambridge, for a couple of days, as well as the tutors and speakers, are paid for in full by the Foundation, with the help of individual donations.
The Oxford and Cambridge Conferences provide a unique educational opportunity and can often change a young person’s educational career choices. Companies and institutions that choose to support educational charities and would like to discuss the opportunity to sponsor a conference, or delegate(s), are invited to contact the Foundation Director directly.
The McWhirter Foundation has minimal overheads, so any donation goes a long way. For instance, £250 will sponsor a sixth former at a McWhirter Conference.