Beacon Collaborative

The Beacon Collaborative is a network of existing philanthropists, who have come together to encourage greater giving and social investing among the wealthy.

Some of the philanthropists involved in the collaborative include;

Sir Trevor Pears CMG

Executive Chairman of the Pears Foundation

Sir Richard Stilgoe OBE

Founder of the Alchemy Foundation, founder of the Orpheus Trust, patron of the Surrey Care Trust

Sir Harvey McGrath

Chair of Big Society Capital, Chair of Governors of Birkbeck College, Chair of Trustees for Heart of the City, icould, and Funding London, Trustee of the Mayor’s Fund for London and Member of the Advisory Board for Sutton Trust. Founding Trustee of New Philanthropy Capital, as a member of the Advisory Board of Bridges Fund Management and as a social investor

Sir Vernon Ellis

Chair of the Vernon Ellis Foundation, Chair of the Britten-Pears Foundation, also former Chair or Trustee of English National Opera, Classical Opera, National Opera Studio, the Leeds International Piano Competition, the Royal Philharmonic Society and London Music Masters and the British Council

Catherine Zennström

Co-founder and Chair of Zennström Philanthropies, Vice Chair and Board member of Human Rights Watch (HRW), Chair of European and Central Asia Advisory Committee of HRW, member of the Global Philanthropy Forum Advisory Council, member of the International Human Rights Funders Group and Ariadne (Network of European Funders for Social Change and Human Rights).

Niklas Zennström

Co-founder of Zennström Philanthropies, founder and Chair of Race for the Baltic Foundation, member of the International Advisory Board of the Stockholm Resilience Center.

Katherine Lorenz

President of the Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation, Board member of the Environmental Defense Fund, Board member and former Chair of The Philanthropy Workshop, Board member of Exponent Philanthropy, the Endowment for Regional Sustainability Science and The National Center for Family Philanthropy

Grant Gordon

Chair of the Reekimlane Foundation, Chair of The Childhood Trust, former Chair of Philanthropy Impact

Alex Scott

Trustee of the Francis C Scott Charitable Trust, Trustee of Vision for a Nation, Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts, Patron of Tomorrow’s Company