Philanthropy

Dame Vivien Duffield puts £3 million into new art projects across the UK

By Marcus Dysch, October 2, 2014

The foundation supported by leading Jewish philanthropist Dame Vivien Duffield is to support 10 new art projects to celebrate its 50th anniversary.

The Clore Duffield Foundation will back a school art room – its first such project – as well as other educational facilities in museums, galleries and with performing arts groups.

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Israeli donates funds for Tate Modern revamp

By Jennifer Lipman, July 2, 2013

One of Israel's richest men is to inject millions of pounds into the UK arts scene at a time when the government is cutting public spending on cultural life.

Eyal Ofer, a shipping magnate and property investor said to be worth $6 billion by Forbes, has announced that his family foundation is giving £10 million to the Tate Modern.

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Philanthropists honoured for their contribution

By Zoe Winograd, February 20, 2013

A benefactor who has founded more than 40 charitable organisations since 1966 was among a number of Jewish philanthropists honoured at the Beacon Fellowship Charitable Trust Awards.

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Google investor donates £75 million to Oxford scholarship fund

By Jennifer Lipman, July 11, 2012

A Jewish philanthropist has pledged a landmark £75 million for a scholarship programme to help underprivileged students to go to Oxford, in what is being described as the biggest such gift in European history.

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Dame urges Israelis to donate

By Nathan Jeffay, March 22, 2012

Dame Stephanie Shirley, Britain's first Ambassador for Philanthropy, made her first visit to Israel this week, to address a conference of non-profit-making organisations in Jerusalem.

The 78-year-old millionairess, a kinderstransport refugee who made her fortune from her computing company, Xansa, said that her trip convinced her that Israel is a "wonderful country.

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Billionaire Adelson backs Yad Vashem

By Jennifer Lipman, December 7, 2011

Israel's Holocaust museum has received a massive boost this week thanks to a donation from one of America's richest men.

Casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson pledged to give Yad Vashem almost £16 million to support its International School for Holocaust Studies, matching the amount he gave to it in 2006.

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Donor gets update on £6m home

By Anna Sheinman, September 22, 2011

Philanthropist Leo Noé donned wellies and a hard hat on Wednesday to visit a £6 million respite home for Jewish children with special needs which is under construction in Stamford Hill.

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Philanthropist Dan David dies at the age of 82

By Jennifer Lipman, September 7, 2011

A prominent Jewish philanthropist who created a prize to support high achievers in the arts and sciences has died at the age of 82.

Dan David was born in Romania but left and made aliyah in the 1960s because his Zionist activities put him at odds with the communist government.

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Wolff offers boost for new writing at Hampstead Theatre

By Jennifer Lipman, July 18, 2011

A one-time box office ticket-checker has donated £300,000 to secure the future of new writing at the Hampstead Theatre.

Businessman and passionate theatre-lover Peter Wolff has offered five years of crucial financial support for the Hampstead Downstairs programme, a scheme dedicated to exposing the work of emerging playwrights. The money will support six plays every year.

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Kisharon lauds key backer

By Jessica Elgot, May 19, 2011

Philanthropist Leo Noé was honoured for his 20 years of charitable work at special needs charity Kisharon's fundraising dinner at the Hilton Park Lane in central London on Sunday.

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