Georgina Ferry's A Better World is Possible: The Gatsby Charitable Foundation PDF

By Georgina Ferry

ISBN-10: 178125916X

ISBN-13: 9781781259160

On 17 March 1967 the 26-year-old David Sainsbury wrote out a cheque for £5 and tested the belief which might turn into the Gatsby Charitable origin. Gatsby's goal was once bold - to make the realm a greater position through taking over a few of the social, fiscal and medical demanding situations that face humanity. in recent times, Gatsby has spent round £50m each year on charitable actions, and via its fiftieth anniversary in 2017 it's going to have spent over £1bn on programmes that variety from lowering poverty in Africa to elevating the traditional of technical schooling, investigating how vegetation struggle illness, and checking out how the mind works. yet regardless of Gatsby's vast achieve and the extent of its donations, it has continually functioned discreetly and out of the general public eye. Georgina Ferry's in-depth account finds its achievements and invitations us to query how the super-rich - or even the reasonably prosperous - could spend their cash extra properly and for the typical good.

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