Medal of Philanthropy
will take place on
Thursday, October 17th in
When Andrew Carnegie retired from business in 1901, he set about in earnest to distribute his fortune. In addition to libraries, he was the benefactor of numerous colleges and schools and of nonprofit organizations and associations in his adopted country, in his native Scotland and in other parts of the world. Mr. Carnegie's most significant contribution, both in terms of money and as measured by enduring influence, was the establishment of endowed trusts or institutions bearing his name.
The Awards Process
More than 20 institutions established by Andrew Carnegie are responsible for selecting medalist and honoring those chosen to recieve the Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy. Nominations are made by the Carnegie family of institutions.