The Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy: Private Wealth for the Public Good

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The Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy was inaugurated on December 10, 2001 by representatives of the more than twenty institutions Andrew Carnegie established all over the world.


This award, created at the centennial observance of Mr. Carnegie’s official career as a philanthropist, is given every two years to one or more individuals who, like Andrew Carnegie, have dedicated their private wealth to the public good and who have impressive careers as philanthropists.


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– William Thomson, CBE, Former Chair and Honorary President, Carnegie U.K. Trust; Honorary Chair, Carnegie Medal of  Philanthropy Selection Committee; and great-grandson of Andrew Carnegie

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