Philanthropy Impact

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News (UK)

Lord Sainsbury of Turville has made one of the largest ever donations to a British university, to fund a new research laboratory to study plant biology.

Lord David Sainsbury’s ...

News (International, UK)

US philanthropist and legal scholar Arthur R. Miller has promised a gift of around 1,800 prints by Japanese artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi to the British Museum.


News (UK)

The Wood Family Trust committed £2.4m to charitable projects around the world in its first year of operation.

Sir Ian Wood, chairman of the trust, revealed...

News (UK)

Alan Bennett is to donate his manuscripts and other papers to the University of Oxford’s Bodleian Library.

News (International)

US billionaire T. Boone Pickens will donate $63m (£38m) to Oklahoma State University (OSU) for the renovation of their football stadium.

The gift will bring Pickens’ total donation for the renovation...

News (UK)

Billionaire Tory peer Lord Ashcroft has pledged to leave around £900m to charity in one of the largest charitable bequests ever made in the UK.

Lord Ashcroft, deputy chair of the...

News (International)

Hansjörg Wyss, a Swiss-born entrepreneur, has pledged $125m (£72m) to Harvard University to create the Hansjörg Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering.

Wyss’s gift, which is the...

News (UK)

Fourteen-time Olympic gold medallist Michael Phelps has announced the establishment of the Michael Phelps Foundation to empower children to lead healthy, active lives.

News (International)

Andrew ‘Twiggy’ Forrest plans to give away almost all of his fortune before he dies, according to a report in The Australian newspaper.

Speaking at the Diggers and Dealers conference in...

News (UK)

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, and Deputy Mayor Ray Lewis have paid tribute to Jack Petchey, the East London entrepreneur, for his contribution to London’s young people.