Who We Are: Founding Donors

We are very grateful to our founding donors. Patrons have donated more than £25,000; our founding members have donated more than £10,000 and our Associate Members have donated more than £5000. Aside from the Financial Times itself, which seed-funded the charity, we would like to thank the following for their large-scale pledges:


June Felix

Adrian Frost

Clare Woodman

Roger Miners

Anne Richards

Lord Michael Spencer

Andreas Utermann

Richard Bigwood

Founding Members

Anabel Altenburg

Mark Husson

Tim Ranzetta

Eugene Chang

Piers Butler

Michael Mabbutt

Gabriel Rondon

Dixit Joshi / Joshi Family Foundation

Mervyn Davies

Aron Miodownik

Hugh Stevenson

Colm Kelleher

Tom Gosling

Shivani Pathak

Keith de Vaz

Associate Members

Win Bischoff

Shriti Vadera

Mark Aedy

Rutu Buddhev

Ian Wood

Jim O'Neil

Stephen Clapham

Michael Power

Patrick Colby Cunningham

Jonathan Gamble

Anthony Thomson

Sachin Mitra & Meredith Bourne

Funding organisations

Black Heart Foundation


Ford Foundation

Association of British Insurers

City of London Academies Trust