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The Tiffany Circle story

Tiffany windows at American Red Cross

You may ask – why the Tiffany Circle? The name comes from the Tiffany Studios windows installed at the American Red Cross Headquarters in Washington, in 1917.

The cost of installing these magnificent windows was paid for by two women’s groups - one from the North and one from the South. It was an act of reconciliation following the end of the American Civil War.

They each made a grant of $5,000 to honour the work of women in the Red Cross. To this day, the sum remains a symbolic amount for members of The Tiffany Circle.

The Tiffany Circle was introduced by the American Red Cross in 2007. It has since become an international movement with other Circles forming around the world.Four Red Cross nurses carry a man on a stretcher© Info

Tiffany Circle members join a long line of women who have played a key role in the British Red Cross since we were founded in 1870.

A Ladies' Committee was set up alongside the organisation with Queen Victoria’s daughter, Princess Christian of Schleswig-Holstein, as chairman. Florence Nightingale was a member of the committee and Queen Victoria was appointed as our patron.

These were the first in a long line of women who have made an invaluable contribution to the Red Cross.

How to become a member

For more information about becoming a member, please contact our dedicated Tiffany Circle team at the British Red Cross on 020 7877 5068 or

If you would like to attend an event, meet a Tiffany member in your area for coffee or hear from Red Cross delegates who are delivering work on the ground, the team would be delighted to arrange this for you.

We hope you will join us. Your support will transform lives.



Tiffany ladies from the United States, Canada and Australia were impressive, diverse and delightful.


More information

Download the Tiffany Circle brochure and our 2016-17 Year in Review