2012 Georis Prize recipient - Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust
Belfast, Friday 8 June 2012 - Today in Belfast, the 2012 Raymond Georis Prize for Innovative Philanthropy was awarded to the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust. The Prize was given at the 23rd Annual General Assembly and Conference of the European Foundation Centre (EFC) entitled "Peace through Social Justice - a Role for Foundations?"
Jane Francis, Director of Policy Development for the Mercator Fund, said that “the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust’s work to generate peace, political equality and social justice exemplifies the contribution that philanthropy and civil society can play in shaping the social and political landscape.” The Prize was accepted on behalf of the Trust by the Trust Secretary, Stephen Pittam.
Global Philanthropy - Edited by Norine MacDonald QC and Luc Tayart de Borms
The 27 chapters of Global Philanthropy provide a snapshot of philanthropy, past and present, from all corners of the globe. The book aims to contribute to achieving a sense of a global community within the philanthropic sector, facilitate and encourage the exchange of ideas between philanthropic organisations and underline areas in which the global philanthropic community can work together to meet the challenges of the modern world.
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