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)

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

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...

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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...

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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 (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.

News (UK)

Sammy Ofer, the Israeli shipping magnate and philanthropist, has secured the future of the Cutty Sark with a donation of £3.3m.

Ofer, who has shipping business interests in London, served in...

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Oxford and Cambridge universities have received the largest donations in their histories: a total of £55m, from two former students.

Michael Moritz has donated £25m to Christ Church College, Oxford and...

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A handwritten prequel to the Harry Potter novels which raised £25,000 for charity at an invitation-only auction will be used to raise further philanthropic funds, the buyer has said.