• Dimitry Zimin

    • Interviewed in 2013
    • Russia
    • Donor
    Dmitry Zimin has had a successful career as a scientist and a businessman. Discover more about the Dynasty Foundation which he and his family established to realise their ideas about the role of intellect and science in society.
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  • Ruben Vardanyan and Veronika Zonabend

    • Interviewed in 2013
    • Russia
    • Donor
    Ruben Vardanyan is Advisor to the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Sberbank, Russia. Veronika Zonabend leads the development of the Dilijan International School of Armenia. Learn about their family philanthropy.
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  • Vladimir Potanin

    • Interviewed in 2013
    • Russia
    • Donor
    Vladimir Potanin is founder and owner of the private Interros company and, since December 2012, CEO-Chairman of the management board of MMC Norilsk Nickel. Learn about his philanthropy and the Vladimir Potanin Foundation, which he established in 1999.
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OTHER CASE STUDIES

  • Peter Cullum CBE

    • Interviewed in 2013
    • United Kingdom
    • Donor
    Peter Cullum is the founder of Towergate Insurance, which funds the Towergate Charitable Foundation. Discover more about his involvement with corporate philanthropy and with his own foundation, The Cullum Family Trust.
  • Stephen Dawson

    • Interviewed in 2013
    • United Kingdom
    • Donor
    Stephen Dawson is one of the UK’s longest-active venture capitalists. Find out about why he co-founded the Impetus Trust, the pioneer of venture philanthropy in the UK.
  • Emirates Foundation

    • Interviewed in 2013
    • Recipient
    • Middle East (GCC)
    Clare Woodcraft is the CEO of Emirates Foundation. Set up in 2005 by the government of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, the Foundation’s vision is to support youth development in the UAE.
  • Elkhart County Community Foundation

    • Interviewed in 2013
    • United States
    • Recipient
    Elkhart County Community Foundation has awarded grants to more than 275 charities serving northern Indiana. The Foundation’s president Dr Pete McCown explains the importance of million dollar donors.
  • Citizen Schools

    • Interviewed in 2013
    • United States
    • Recipient
    Citizen Schools works in inner-city schools to level the playing field for students who grow up in low-income households. Co-founder Eric Schwarz explains the role that million dollar donors play in their success.
  • Comic Relief

    • Interviewed in 2013
    • United Kingdom
    • Recipient
    Comic Relief was founded in 1985 and is known for its fundraising campaigns, Red Nose Day and Sport Relief. Find out how it engages with major donors to tackle poverty and social injustice in the UK, Africa and beyond.