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The Big Give appoints 22 to its 'Board of Philanthropists'

The Big Give, Alec Reed’s website that aims to match major donors to relevant charity projects, has appointed 22 individuals from the private, public and charity sectors to its ‘Board of Philanthropists’ to help develop the site and service. Specifically they will help to encourage other major donors to use the website and provide expert feedback on the
The Big Give encourages high net-worth philanthropists to identify suitable projects, and gives charities the chance to attract funding of up to £10 million. Donors looking to give £100,000 or more can search quickly and discreetly for charitable projects in their field of interest, filtering their
search options by donation amount, geographical location, cause and type of beneficiary.
Launched to charities in October 2007, the website has not surprisingly attracted considerable interest from charities who are using it to advertise over £1 billion worth of projects.
The Board of Philanthropists consists of:
Lord Salisbury PC DL
– Leader of the House of Lords from 1994-7
Lord Joffe (Baron) CBE
– represented Nelson Mandela at trial, 1963-4
– Chair of the Government’s Giving Campaign, 2001-4
Lord Haskins
– Chairman, Northern Foods 1986-2002
– New Deal Task Force 1997 -2001
Lord Rana MBE JP
– Founder & Managing Director, Andras House
Lord Gavron CBE
– Chair, Guardian Media Group 1997-2000
– Director, Royal Opera House 1992-8
Lord Bell
– Chair, Bell Pottinger Communications
– MD, Saatchi & Saatchi 1970-85
Sir Peter Mason, KBE CBE DL
– Chief Exec AMEC 1996-2006
Sir Sigmund Sternberg KCSG JP
– Founder, Three Faiths Forum
– Chairman, Martin Slowe Estates
Peter Bottomley MP
– MP for Worthing West, 1997-
Simon Murdoch
– Founder, friendsabroad.com
– First head of amazon.co.uk
Martyn Lewis CBE
– Chair of Beacon Fellowship
– Co-founder & Chairman, Teliris
– Chair & Founder, YouthNet UK
Dr Fred Mulder
– Founder of The Funding Network
– Beacon Fellow
Stuart Wallis FCA CTA
– Chairman, Protherics
John Spiers
– Founder, BestInvest
Frank Kirwan
– Former trustee of Oxfam
– Director of RBS; Grahma Tech
Larry Sullivan
– Chair and co-founder, COINS software house
– Founder, Stepping Stones school for children with hemiplegia
Trevor Yang
– Group Director
– Trustee of WWF Hong Kong
Bruce Jobling LLB
– Solicitor
Tim Partington
– Director, Chapman Taylor LLP
John Blaxland, Dr
Ian Watson
Alec Reed CBE
– Founder, Reed Specialist Recruitment
– Founder, The Big Give
Describing the board members as “twenty-two exceptional individuals”, Alec Reed CBE said: “The depth of philanthropy, business and technology expertise on the board gives us an
unrivalled perspective as we develop The Big Give into an essential tool for high level philanthropy”.