The City will celebrate its philanthropic contribution to society today for City Giving Day (#CGD
). A day when the City can unite and be proud of the good it does.
To mark City Giving Day The Funding Network has launched its new Young Professionals’ Board to drive its City-centric giving initiative, City Funding Network - a collaboration with City Philanthropy. This is inspired to drive change in the City through engaging young professionals, supporting early stage charities and growing philanthropy. The board, made up of young Londoners from Barclays, J.P. Morgan Chase and Société Générale, will be hosting a night of cocktails and live crowdfunding on 12th November bringing their peers together to raise over £15,000 in 30 minutes for three fledgling charities.
Each charity pitching at this friendly 'dragons’ den' will have six minutes to convince the audience of their cause followed by six minutes for Q&A. Then, through a live pledging session, guests will have the chance to offer their support, cash and expertise. The event will take place on Thursday 12th November from 6:00pm – 8:30pm at The Anthologist
Stephanie Brobbey, Chair of City Funding Network and Solicitor at Goodman Derrick said: “I think it’s a great platform to help people like me expand their professional network, meet other like-minded young City professionals and find out about early stage charities that would have never normally crossed my radar.”
Francesca Monti, Board Member of City Funding Network and Senior Marketing Executive at Rathbone Brothers Plc said: “Young professionals might not be able to give in huge amounts but they are interested in helping, and have a vast wealth of skills-based resources to offer small charities. City Funding Network encourages this. Young people now want to find ways they can provide charities with more than just money, from offering their professional networks to volunteering their time.”