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Young Philanthropy Forum

Please note the venue has now changed from Ramphal Lecture Theatre to M1, WBS Teaching Centre.

Wednesday 14 November, 18:00-20.30. M1, WBS Teaching Centre. Event open to both staff and students. Details of how to RSVP are below.

In partnership with the Beacon Fellowship (a charitable organisation set up to encourage individual contributions to charitable and social causes and to celebrate and showcase best practice in giving), the University will be hosting a Young Philanthropy Forum on Wednesday 14 November, 6pm–8.30pm, debating the question: What motivates young people to give time, money and skills?

The panel for the debate will include:

  • Nigel Kershaw, Chairman of The Big Issue and Chief Executive of Big Issue Invest
  • Paul Hardie, a Beacon Fellow
  • Jamie Darwen, Project Manager of Warwick Volunteers
  • Joe Kirby, President of Warwick's Students’ Union
  • Corrinne Mackintosh, a recent graduate and Project Leader of the Warwick in Africa Teaching Project

Students at Warwick make a huge contribution to life in the local community, and internationally, through their extensive voluntary work. Over 2,000 students and staff at the University are involved in projects in areas such as education, sports, human rights, fundraising, health and the environment.

The debate will explore what motivates the commitment of young people to charities or social enterprises, the new ways in which they are connecting with philanthropy, and will finally ask, ‘How do we cultivate the next generation of philanthropists?’

Please find attached further details and an RSVP form PDF icon

Please reply to in the Development and Alumni Relations Office if you would like to attend.

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