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Beacon Young Philanthropy Forum

In partnership with the Beacon Fellowship, the University of Warwick 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 the University of Warwick Students’ Union
  • Corrinne Mackintosh, a recent graduate and Project Leader of the Warwick in Africa Teaching Project

At Warwick, our students 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?’

If you would like to attend the Young Philanthropy Forum you can download an invitation and RSVP form and return it to the Development and Alumni Relations Office (address on the invitation). Alternatively, reply to if you would like to attend, as well as the names of any of your friends who would also like to come along.