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January 23, 2014

A third-generation member of the family behind US outdoor clothing chain L.L. Bean has donated the island where his grandfather, the family business's founder, hunted for ducks to a conservation charity.

A third-generation member of the family behind US outdoor clothing chain L.L. Bean has donated the island where his grandfather, the family business's founder, hunted for ducks to a conservation charity.

December 11, 2013

A family business leader committed to improving transparency, accountability and corporate governance in the Arab world has been named philanthropist of the year at the second annual Campden Wealth Middle East Philanthropy Awards, in association with Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB).

A family business leader committed to improving transparency, accountability and corporate governance in the Arab world has been named philanthropist of the year at the second annual Campden Wealth Middle East Philanthropy Awards, in association with Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB).

CampdenFB received more than double the number of nominations for this year’s awards than in 2012, coming from more than half a dozen countries across the Middle East.

November 12, 2013

Universities receive the lion's share of one-off donations above $1 million (€744,000), according to a recently published study of donor trends in six regions around the world.

Universities receive the lion's share of one-off donations above $1 million (€744,000), according to a recently published study of donor trends in six regions around the world.

The Million Dollar Donors Report 2013, published by UK-based private bank Coutts, found that of the 2 billion known donations over $1 million in the six areas surveyed, 37% were made to higher education institutions.

The study tracked more than $19 billion-worth of donations from 1,249 donors from across the USA, UK, Russia, China, Hong Kong and the GCC.

October 31, 2013

The head of a new philanthropic division at Australian multi family office EWM Group says next-gen donors are one of the most interesting developments in the sector.

The head of a new philanthropic division at Australian multi family office EWM Group says next-gen donors are one of the most interesting developments in the sector.

The new division at the Queensland-based firm will be headed by Genevieve Fraser, who has a history of giving through her own family’s foundation.

Her main objective will be to provide philanthropic services that allow all generations of the family to be involved in charitable giving.

October 9, 2013

A top athlete’s name, money and drive can be an incredible boost for a charity, but does a career at the pinnacle of sport prepare you for life as a philanthropist? CampdenFB reports

After the final slog towards the Arc de Triomphe on the last leg of the 2005 Tour de France, world famous cyclist Lance Armstrong took to the podium to take the yellow jersey for a record-breaking seventh time.

Over the course of his career “le Boss” had become a household name – his tale made all the more powerful because it was a near miracle that he had ever raced at all. At the age of 25, Armstrong had been diagnosed with advanced testicular cancer, and even after hasty surgery doctors had only given him a 40% chance of survival. But survive he did.

October 7, 2013

Bill and Melinda Gates met with some of Australia's wealthiest next gens last week as part of a programme to promote philanthropy among the nation's younger high net worth individuals.

Bill and Melinda Gates met with some of Australia's wealthiest next gens last week as part of a programme to promote philanthropy among the nation's younger high net worth individuals.

The Gates – who have already given away a reported $28 billion (€20.6 billion) through their foundation – met with 20 scions of some of Australia's most famous dynasties for three hours in San Francisco.

Amanda Feenstra, daughter of communications baron Harold Mitchell, was on the trip, as well as Prue Pateras, a third gen of the Fairfax Media dynasty.

August 1, 2013

UK publisher and social enterprise group Big Issue will seek family office investors to help it reach its £250 million (€287 million) target for an ambitious new social investment fund, which could potentially dominate the UK sector.

UK publisher and social enterprise group Big Issue will seek family office investors to help it reach its £250 million (€287 million) target for an ambitious new social investment fund, which could potentially dominate the UK sector.

Announced this week, the new Big Issue Invest Fund Management division will launch a series of funds designed to offer financial returns for investors, and social returns for the enterprises and organisations it invests in.

July 3, 2013

Israeli shipping magnate Eyal Ofer has made quite a splash in the London art scene, announcing a huge donation to the UK's most visited gallery.

Israeli shipping magnate Eyal Ofer has made a splash in the London art scene, announcing a huge donation to the UK's most visited gallery.

Through the Eyal Ofer Family Foundation, Ofer – who with his younger brother Idan controls the Herzliya-based Ofer Brothers Group – donated £10 million (€11.8 million) towards the extension of the Tate Modern.

June 14, 2013

The Clinton Foundation, the multi-billion dollar philanthropic organisation founded by former US president Bill Clinton in 2001, is to be renamed the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation to reflect the roles of the entire family in the organisation.
 

The Clinton Foundation, the multi-billion dollar philanthropic organisation founded by former US president Bill Clinton in 2001, is to be renamed the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation to reflect the roles of the entire family in the organisation.

The Clintons made the announcement on 13 June at the third-annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative America, at the Sheraton Hotel in Chicago.

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