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March 23, 2020

The families behind a British hospitality group, a German automaker and an emirates conglomerate are doing their bit in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic by cancelling commercial rents, providing face masks and donating ambulances.

The families behind a British hospitality group, a German automaker and an emirates conglomerate are doing their bit in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic by cancelling commercial rents, providing face masks and donating ambulances.

Fuller, Smith and Turner, the UK’s 174-year-old family-controlled pub and hotel business temporarily closed its entire managed pubs and hotels estate from today until further notice. There have been 5,683 cases and 281 deaths in the UK from COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus.

February 11, 2020

A growing number of family philanthropists are setting time limits on their charitable giving so they can see the impact they’ve made in their lifetime, according to new research by Campden Wealth.

A growing number of family philanthropists are setting time limits on their charitable giving so they can see the impact they’ve made in their lifetime, according to new research by Campden Wealth.

November 19, 2019

A Hoare family-backed sustainable impact funder says its social welfare startups are beating performance expectations in its benchmark study.

A Hoare family-backed sustainable impact funder says its social welfare startups are beating performance expectations in its benchmark study.

London-based seed funding initiative The Fore found 74% of the nascent charities it supported around the United Kingdom succeeded in meeting their targets over the past two years. More than 70% of grantees surpassed their expectations for expanding their charitable activities after one year of funding. More than 50% exceeded their forecasts for income generation after a year of funding.

November 18, 2019

From private foundation to public charity, The Pew Charitable Trusts has worked to improve the world. But how can the organisation deal with complex global issues in an era of hostile populism and nationalism?

In November 2006, the US city of Philadelphia was suddenly thrown into a cultural crisis. Thomas Jefferson University, a Philadelphia medical school, announced it had agreed to sell The Gross Clinic—Thomas Eakin’s treasured artwork of 1875 depicting world-famous Philadelphian surgeon Samuel Gross operating on a man in front of an audience of students and colleagues.

August 2, 2019

The first fourth-generation family member to lead the Nathan Cummings Foundation says a root and branch restructuring of the New York-based philanthropic institution is the best way to honour her family’s legacy.

The first fourth-generation family member to lead the Nathan Cummings Foundation says a root and branch restructuring of the New York-based philanthropic institution is the best way to honour her family’s legacy.

Jaimie Mayer, the 36-year-old great-granddaughter of the founding Canadian-born US businessman, investor and philanthropist, succeeded Ruth Cummings as chair of the board of trustees.

Mayer looked set to introduce changes in culture and policy, and movement building at the 30-year-old family foundation.

April 22, 2019

London-based fourth-generation family office J Leon Group has overhauled its giving in the last decade. Paddy Walker, managing director, spoke to Alexandra Newlove about how the diverse giving portfolio—from stopping killer robots to challenging hate speech—has brought the family closer

The 18 charities supported by J Leon may seem disparate at first glance. But drill down a little and you find they align under five key areas informed by the family’s history, passion, and expertise.

In the noughties, Paddy Walker and Tania Slowe, joint managing directors and husband-wife team, executed two buy-backs, taking the number of shareholders from 140 to fewer than 20.

It was this, Walker says, which spurred the family to reassess its giving, as the family felt closer and it became easier to communicate.

April 8, 2019

Dame Stephanie Shirley brought the same trailblazing zeal to philanthropy over the past quarter century as she did as an IT industry pioneer. She tells James Beech what she learned from starting and finishing charitable giving

How a philanthropist ends their legacy is just as important as how they start it. Just ask Dame Stephanie “Steve” Shirley CH, who at 85 and after decades of venture philanthropy is spending out her charitable Shirley Foundation while ensuring the good work continues.

October 25, 2018

The year 2017 was when the world woke up to the plastics problem. Blue Planet II showed the world exactly where all the plastic was ending up—on our beaches, in the stomachs of whales and strangling our ocean life. In the United Kingdom, these images have sparked as much public outcry as what was felt during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010.

The year 2017 was when the world woke up to the plastics problem. Blue Planet II showed the world exactly where all the plastic was ending up—on our beaches, in the stomachs of whales and strangling our ocean life. In the United Kingdom, these images have sparked as much public outcry as what was felt during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010.

October 5, 2018

An Indonesian family conglomerate is putting its logistical muscle to getting relief supplies into disaster-struck Palu as the country reels from its fourth natural disaster in less than two months.

An Indonesian family conglomerate is putting its logistical muscle into getting relief supplies into disaster-struck Palu as the country reels from its fourth natural disaster in less than two months.

The death toll in Indonesia's twin quake-tsunami disaster, centred on the island of Sulawesi, has climbed to 1,424 with time running out to rescue survivors a week after disaster struck.

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