• Paul Green

    • United Kingdom
    • Interviewed in 2014
    • Donor
    Paul Green is the President of Halcyon Gallery, which specialises in modern and contemporary art. Paul began his career in the art industry selling prints from a gallery above Birmingham New Street Station, and went on to set up Halcyon in 1982. Halcyon began in Birmingham and now has three London galleries and one in Shanghai.
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  • Sir John Hegarty

    • United Kingdom
    • Interviewed in 2014
    • Donor
    Sir John Hegarty, and partners John Bartle and Nigel Bogle, started Bartle Bogle Hegarty (BBH) in 1982. It became one of the most talked about and awarded advertising agencies ever, achieving success through creativity, but also by its integrity. For the past 20 years the agency has given 1% of UK profits to charity.
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  • Sarah Butler-Sloss

    • United Kingdom
    • Interviewed in 2014
    • Donor
    Sarah Butler-Sloss is an internationally-recognised leader in the field of green energy and sustainable development. She and her husband established the Ashden Trust in 1989, which is one of the 18 charitable trusts and foundations established by members of the Sainsbury family. In 2001, she launched the Ashden Awards, which recognise and support those working on sustainable energy initiatives.
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  • Dr Frederick Mulder CBE

    • United Kingdom
    • Interviewed in 2014
    • Donor
    Having established the Frederick Mulder Foundation (formerly the Frederick Mulder Charitable Trust) in 1986, his philanthropy now focuses on climate change, inequality and the persistence of global poverty, and social change. Frederick has played a key role in encouraging others to give through his work as founder of The Funding Network (TFN).
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  • Sir Harvey McGrath

    • United Kingdom
    • Interviewed in 2014
    • Donor
    Harvey McGrath has had a long and distinguished career in the international financial services industry and is the former chair of Prudential plc, the London Development Agency, London First and Man Group plc. His current roles include Deputy Chair of the Mayor of London's Enterprise Panel, Chair of Governors of Birkbeck College and Chair of Big Society Capital. Harvey is an active philanthropist and social investor and his role as a leading City philanthropist has been recognised in a Beacon Award.
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  • Bill Holroyd

    • United Kingdom
    • Interviewed in 2014
    • Donor
    Bill Holroyd has invested in and been a director of more than 25 companies in the past 15 years. He is the founder and current Chairman of the Bolton-based charity OnSide Youth Zones.
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  • Alberto Lidji

    • United Kingdom
    • Interviewed in 2014
    • Recipient
    Alberto Lidji has been Director of Development at the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Foundation since 2013. After a career in the private sector, focused on capital introduction into emerging and frontier markets, he ventured into the world of philanthropy and was the Head of Development and Alumni Relations at Trinity College, Cambridge, before taking up his current post.
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OTHER 2014 CASE STUDIES

  • Peter and Jennifer Buffett

    • United States
    • Interviewed in 2014
    • Donor
    Peter Buffett has an unusual inheritance: the task of giving his father’s money away. He explains how he and his wife Jennifer run their multi-billion-dollar NoVo Foundation to help stop domination and exploitation, and to encourage partnership and collaboration.
  • Cao Dewang

    • Interviewed in 2014
    • China
    • Donor
    Cao Dewang is one of China’s biggest philanthropists, having donated more than RMB6bn. He donated 300 million of his family’s shares in Fuyao Group (with a market value of RMB 3.55bn) to establish the Heren Charitable Foundation in 2011.
  • Anatoly and Irina Sedykh

    • Interviewed in 2014
    • Russia
    • Donor
    Anatoly Sedykh is Chairman of the United Metallurgical Company (OMK) and President of the OMK-Uchastie (OMK-Participation) Charity Fund. OMK is one of Russia’s largest manufacturers of pipes, railway wheels and automobile springs. Irina Sedykh has been Chair of the Supervisory Board of the OMK-Uchastie Charity Fund since 2009. In 2011, she helped found the Art-Ovrag culture festival in the town of Vyksa (in the Nizhny Novgorod region) and now heads the festival’s council.
  • Badr Jafar

    • Interviewed in 2014
    • Middle East (GCC)
    • Donor
    In 2010, Badr Jafar founded the Pearl Initiative, a network of businesses in the Gulf Region that is working to drive higher standards across companies and not-for-profit organisations in the area. Their focus has been on improved corporate governance, codes of conduct and reporting, which Badr says can help both charities and philanthropic organisations ensure that the money spent has maximum impact.
  • Laura Lau of Swire Group Charitable Trust

    • Hong Kong
    • Interviewed in 2014
    • Donor
    The Swire Group Charitable Trust has been supporting good causes in Hong Kong for 31 years. Laura Lau, Head of Philanthropy, explains how the Trust has operated and evolved over the decades.
  • Claire Chiang

    • Interviewed in 2014
    • Donor
    • Singapore
    For Claire Chiang, philanthropy is about more than simply giving money to her favourite causes. She is passionate about the need to engage with individual projects, and believes corporations can be a force for good.

2013 UK CASE STUDIES

  • 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.
  • Hassan Elmasry

    • Interviewed in 2013
    • United Kingdom
    • Donor
    Hassan Elmasry is co-founder of Independent Franchise Partners, LLP and co-chair of Human Rights Watch. Find out why he supports an organisation that works to hold abusive governments and organisations accountable.
  • 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.
  • The Prince's Charities and The Prince's Trust

    • Interviewed in 2013
    • United Kingdom
    • Recipient
    HRH The Prince of Wales is President of The Prince’s Charities, of which the Prince’s Trust is the largest. Discover how the Trust works with donors to get young people into education, training or employment.