The Raymond Georis Prize for Innovative Philanthropy in Europe was established by The Mercator Fund to reward an individual, organisation, foundation or project which has conceived and implemented an outstanding and innovative philanthropic programme in Europe.
It is anticipated that the project will have a high impact result and will express a strong belief in the role of Europe and European values in philanthropy. The Prize Ceremony is to take place every year at the European Foundation Centre's General Assembly.
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.
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