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

Louis G. Elson

Sarah and Louis Elson

"Philanthropy is one of life’s great pleasures, like having children. And like having children, the pleasure cannot be explained, yet is so clear when one experiences it for oneself."

Thomas Hughes-Hallett

Thomas Hughes-Hallett

"If the portfolio goes up from x to 1.1x, I give away 0.1x in shares...if you like it is painless when the market keeps going up, because it is not money I’ve ever had."

Allen & Overy

"Colleagues value volunteering opportunities that allow them to develop their skills and share them for the benefit of the community."


Nomura volunteers

"The creative and interpersonal skills acquired by a proportion of the volunteers would cost at least £150,000 to develop through conventional training."

Beyond Me

Beyond Me team and Lloyd Dorfman

"It became clear that as a group we possessed significant collective wealth, energy and experience that had not been mobilised by existing funding models."

Rachael Dove - Miller Philanthropy

"It is always my charitable activities that raise the most interest in job interviews and I think those experiences have helped set me apart from other applicants."

Charlie Green - Private Equity Foundation

"So my advice to others in the City who might think that their world is too far apart from the charity sector, is to take what is a surprisingly small step to cross the divide."


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