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


The Philanthropy Programme: The Role of Philanthropy in Family Business Succession

4:00 pm
How often can you expect a successful business to endure without a business plan? How long can employees unite behind a common goal when it’s not written down? How can stakeholders resolve conflict when there’s no clarity on their individual roles? In the final event of the 2015 Philanthropy Impact series, the panel will examine the components of effective family governance and philanthropy’s role in business succession.


STEP, Artillery House (South)
11-19 Artillery Row

Webinar: How to hold a successful giving day

2:00 pm

Scores of nonprofits, universities, and community groups are discovering how to build excitement and momentum around day-long fundraising campaigns. Join The Chronicle of Philanthropy for a primer on how to plan for and execute a one-day fundraising campaign for your cause.

What Will You Learn?

  • How to optimize your social-media outreach for a giving day
  • How to develop an email strategy to build excitement and encourage giving
  • How to empower your supporters to spread the word and raise money on your behalf

Who Should Attend?



Enterprise Philanthropy: Going beyond the bounds of tradition

5:00 pm

Philanthropy is changing. Influential donors, whether private philanthropists or foundations, internationally, are contributing not only significant gifts but also skills and expertise from their experience in the private sector, to developing countries. But how do philanthropists prioritise their donations and what exactly do recipient beneficiaries need to effect change? What role can enterprise philanthropy play in creating sustainable, scalable solutions to poverty? Is there still a place for traditional philanthropy? What practical challenges are presented by enterprise philanthropy?


Maurice Turnor Gardner, Milton House
Milton Street

Impetus-PEF Private Equity Triathlon

9:00 am

The Impetus-PEF Private Equity Triathlon is a new triathlon specifically designed for Private Equity, Venture Capital, Professional Services (e.g. banks, credit managers, accountants, lawyers, consultants & hedge funds) and Portfolio companies. The race promises to feed your competitive spirit with plenty of inter-company and inter-industry competition followed by a barbeque giving you the perfect opportunity to compare race times with your peers. With kids’ races built into the day, it combines a family day out with an opportunity to network with people from the industry.


Eton College Rowing Centre
Dorney Lake

First Give Awards 2015

7:00 pm

First Give is an organisation working in schools to build a new generation of motivated and switched-on young people who want to use their skills to support local charities and make the lives of of others in and around their communities better.

On Monday 12th October at 7pm in the Living Room at City Hall First Give will host their first annual celebration which will bring together the very best of the programme from the past year.


Living Room, City Hall
The Queens Walk

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,

Record £478m distributed to good causes in last year by Charities Aid Foundation

A record £478m was distributed to good causes by the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) in 2014/15, an increase of £35m on the previous year and the highest amount since 1974. The £478m represents nearly 16% of the £3.0bn in total funds managed by the CAF.

CAF, who facilitate charitable donations through a number of schemes for individual donors and companies, released these figures as part of their 2015 Annual Trustees’ Report.

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.


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