We define philanthropy as the giving of resources in an engaged and strategic way for maximum impact and in a tax efficient manner. It can include the giving of money, assets, time, talent, voice and one’s social capital. We believe in the power of philanthropy as a great social connector and the source of many great opportunities.

City Philanthropy

A Wealth of Opportunity

City Philanthropy: A Wealth of Opportunity

6:30 pm

Can the City lead the way in promoting a culture of philanthropy in the UK?  That was the premise of a 2007 Policy Exchange report called Give and Let Give out of which came our three-year campaign: City Philanthropy – A Wealth of Opportunity that aims to engage young City professionals with effective philanthropy as part of a career.  In this debate we explore how and why the City is best placed to lead the way in creating a culture of philanthropy in the UK and also discuss the barriers to growing a giving culture.

Those attending the event will be encouraged to take part in the discussion.

There will be an opportunity to view the new exhibition Philanthropy:The City Story at the venue, and a drinks reception will follow the debate. Places are free but strictly limited and booking is essential. For further information and to book your place, please go to www.thecharterhouse.org. Or book through eventbrite here: https://cityphilanthropy.eventbrite.co.uk/

Martyn Lewis, broadcaster and Chair of NCVO

Panel members:

Sir Thomas Hughes-Hallett, former banker, philanthropist, Trustee of the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, founder of The Philanthropy Review 2010 Trevor Pears CMG, philanthropist, founder of Pears Foundation and the Give More campaign 2012-2013
John Nickson, fundraiser, philanthropist and author of Giving is Good for You (2013)
Fiona Halton, Chief Executive of Pilotlight

6:30pm drinks reception
7pm discussion and questions
8pm reception and networking
9pm end


The Charterhouse
Sutton’s Hospital Charterhouse Square