Isabella Elder (née Ure, 1827-1905) 'A synonym for open-handed though discreet philanthropy" Background: Isabella Elder was born in Hutchinson, Glasgow, in 1827 as the fourth and last child, and only [...]
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Zenya Hamada Philanthropy 'letting 1,000 flowers bloom' Guest contribution by Eilidh Lawrence Background: Interested in golf, theatre and gambling, the Japanese businessman and philanthropist Zenya Hamada first started to visit [...]
Elsie Bell Pettigrew (née Gray, 1852-1937) Founder of the Bell Pettigrew Museum, a rare surviving example of a Victorian teaching museum Guest contribution by Hannah Norfolk Background: Born in [...]
Angela Burdett-Coutts (1814-1906) and Greyfriars Bobby Guest contribution by Diana Leat Image: Fountain with statute of Greyfriar's Bobby, May 2018 After the Scott Monument, Greyfriars Bobby – [...]
Victorian Charity Bazaars An important piece in the history of fundraising and female philanthropy Background: Charity bazaars - also known as “fancy fairs” or “ladies’ sales” - were a [...]
Dr James (1856-1946) and Mrs Annie Younger (née Thomson Paton, 1864-1942) Prominent 20th Century Philanthropists in St Andrews Background: The marriage of James Younger and Annie Paton on 18th [...]
Drawing on his research at NUS Business School in Singapore, Rob John reflects on the growth of giving circles across Asia Giving circles are an intriguing phenomenon. These self-organised groups [...]
Video: The Annual Philanthropy Talk 2017 – The Poor Philanthropist: light and shadows in community givingadmin 2017-12-05T10:24:22+00:00
In this public lecture, delivered on 28th November 2017 in St Andrews, Dr Susan Wilkinson Maposa, author of “The Poor Philanthropist: how and why the poor help [...]
David Sanderson, Chief Executive of The Rank Foundation, reflects on lessons from his military career for contemporary philanthropy. Joining the Social Sector after 24 years of military service was seen [...]
The Annual Philanthropy Talk 2017 28th November 2017, 5:15pm, Lower Parliament Hall, 66 South Street, St Andrews In this public lecture, Dr Susan Wilkinson Maposa, author of the groundbreaking work [...]