Philanthropy in the City at JP Morgan awards

TO the Lord Mayor’s Mansion House for JP Morgan’s eighth biennial Beacon Awards for Philanthropy.

The Capitalist was pleased to see a City Philanthropy category introduced this year, especially to honour the City’s unsung philanthropes.

Sponsored by the City of London Corporation’s charity, City Bridge Trust, three City Fellowships were given out – to chair of The Prince’s Teaching Institute Harvey McGrath, founder of The Stone Family Foundation John Stone and a final award to the founders of the Young Philanthropy Syndicate.

The 33 Beacon Fellows of 2013 have collectively donated over £100m to charitable causes. “It is fun giving away money!” chimed Sir Thomas Hughes-Hallett, who took home a Beacon gong for Philanthropic Advocacy.