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Nominate your staff for elite list celebrating City philanthropists

Aug 5th 2014

Do you have an employee who has pulled off an incredible fundraising feat or tirelessly devoted their spare time to an inspirational charity project?

Then Financial News, the trade newspaper for the City's financial services sector, wants to know. It is publishing its inaugural Extra Mile 40 list recognising the achievement of financial employees who have made the biggest contribution to good causes, not just in terms of money, but also in terms of time and innovation.

There are no formal nomination criteria, but it expects to include everyone, from givers, who have achieved extraordinary results by donating their own funds, time and expertise, to pioneers of innovative projects both in the UK and overseas that have had a social impact.

They are also keen to highlight the doers, who have done great work on the ground, and the fundraisers, especially those who have harnessed the power of markets to raise life-changing sums.

Perhaps your nominee  has achieved something special by campaigning for a change in the law or just to raise awareness of a pressing issue.

Financial News compiles a number of leading lists covering the most influential individuals in the European financial services industry.

This new effort reflects the realisation that there are thousands of finance City employees who work tirelessly – often without any plaudits – for an extraordinary range of good causes in their spare time.

The list will be finalised in November. Entry is open to any current or former employee of financial services firms, and Financial News is eager to hear from younger staff members to highlight the next generation of givers.

If you know someone who deserves to be included in the list, please send your suggestions to contributions@efinancialnews.com telling us in no more than 300 words why that person is worthy of recognition. The deadline for entries is Friday September 5.

Here are the proposed categories:

Pioneers: A person who goes the extra mile by having an extraordinary idea and making it happen. Examples would include someone who sets up a new charity or designs innovative ways of measuring social impact.

Givers: A person who has achieved extraordinary impact by donating their own funds or time. Examples could range from a wealthy donor who has breathed life into a project through a substantial donation through to a junior employee who has gone the extra mile by giving financial expertise to a local community group.

Fundraisers: A person who goes above and beyond with extraordinary feats of fundraising. We're particularly interested in fundraising that harnesses the power of markets.

Doers: A person who has gone out of their way to do great work on the ground, helping those who need it most.

Campaigners: A person who achieved something special by campaigning. It could include campaigning for changes to the law or just to raise awareness of a pressing issue.

Role models: Anyone who acts as a good example to others in any other way and deserves recognition

Feel free to pass on details to anyone that you think meets the criteria.

If  you have any questions contact Graeme Kerr at GKerr@efinancialnews.com

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