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

Case studies

Masai Mara comes to Mayfair to save African girls being ‘sold off’

Mayfair and the Masai Mara are a world apart but on November 9 City executive Sonal Kadchha, 35, brought them together with the ambition to save the girls of that remote African region from being sold off to husbands 5 times a old as themselves a for cattle,  and much, much worse.

Weil, Gotshal & Manges and 'Step on Board'

“This type of volunteering is a great way to develop hard and soft skills as well as broadening one’s horizons and networks. There are many similarities in how boards operate in the private sector and voluntary sector."

Graham Clempson and Pilotlight

"I immediately saw that the everyday business skills that I took for granted could be extremely helpful for these charities; potentially more helpful than just giving them money."

Sir Ian and Lady Helen Wood

If you can increase the knowledge and experience of people across the globe and help them help themselves, then you can say you have contributed.

Suzanne Biegel

Beyond funding your lifestyle and deciding what is enough for you, I think you can say ‘what is it I am going to do through my work, philanthropy, investments,- everything I am a part of - that can fund the world in which I want to live,

Beacon Award winner Jonathan Moulds CBE

"If I and others can be good examples of giving, then I think that is a good thing. Many people could give more time, skills and money but I don’t think it is just a numbers game. Recognition for those givers who make gifts relevant to their wealth, or who give time and skills is just as important,

David & Claudia Harding

Giving money has been surprisingly satisfactory; you meet people you wouldn’t meet and enjoy experiences you wouldn’t have otherwise enjoyed.

Zillah Bingley

"I was at a time when I started to feel I was losing touch with who I was and I wanted to contribute more broadly to society. I feel very fortunate having been given many opportunities in life and have always felt giving back was the right thing to do."

Lloyds employees

LLoyds employees

"Colleagues have taken the concept of ‘making a difference’ beyond the usual territory of a traditional charity partnership, by raising awareness and helping break down stigma. This is on top of their exhaustive efforts to raise money to improve the lives of people with dementia and help their local communities prosper.”

Francois Gilbart & Jurjen van der Wiel

"The role that Jurjen and I have played with Place2Be is actually very close to the role we play in Bain Capital portfolio companies, leveraging the same skills as the ones we use every day."


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