We spoke to Mark Green (Al. 1973-78), a chartered patent attorney about why he has chosen to leave a legacy to the College. Mark, who after coming to Brighton on a scholarship went on to read Natural Sciences at Downing College, Cambridge, was a partner at UDL for 26 years, before retiring from full-time practice in 2020.
There are a number of ways in which you can support the College. Whether it is providing mentorship to a fellow Old Brightonian, volunteering with us, or making a donation to the College, we are extremely grateful for the generous support of our alumni community.
Unlike its independent school counterparts, Brighton is not a wealthy school and cannot rely on an investment portfolio created by the founding fathers to fund capital projects. In its long history the College has relied upon philanthropic donations to fund major work. In order to maintain its beautiful Victorian buildings and provide first class modern facilities, the school has to run a 'tight ship' but also to seek the financial support of parents, former pupils, friends and generous institutions. The support of those who choose to 'give back' makes a huge difference to the College. There are many ways of giving to the college, and we are extremely grateful for any support we receive, regardless of the amount.
We are lucky to have an incredibly diverse network of Old Brightonians around the world in every professional field. Through our Careers and Networking programme, we aim to bring OBs together to create a supportive network to enable our alumni to progress in their career of choice as well as share their vast knowledge and expertise with our College community.