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Elika Roohi

Interview Elika Roohi 7 July 2020

Interview: Badr Jafar, Cambridge Centre for Strategic Philanthropy

Last year, the fastest-growing economies were all in emerging markets. This current wave of globalisation, which is pushing economic power both southward and eastward, will have a profound effect on philanthropy, and we should consider …

News Elika Roohi and Charles Keidan 11 June 2020

Foundation leader criticises sector response to BAME community

One of British philanthropy’s leading professionals has warned that foundations risk being on the ‘wrong side of history’ when it comes to racial justice. Writing for Alliance today, Fozia Irfan, who is CEO of the …

News Elika Roohi 15 May 2020

ACF report sets out aspirational best practice strategy for stronger foundations

The Association of Charitable Foundations (ACF) has published a new report on the crucial importance of strategic thinking and strong governance practices for charitable foundations that want to be ambitious and effective with all their …

News Elika Roohi 13 May 2020

Australia’s Minderoo Foundation buys ten million COVID-19 tests, but is reimbursed by government

In Australia, mining magnate and philanthropist Andrew Forrest and his Minderoo Foundation have acquired ten million coronavirus tests at AUD $320 million (USD $208 million) for the Australian public. The Foundation was later reimbursed by …

News Elika Roohi 30 April 2020

Mohammed Al-Amoudi donates $3.6 million to city of Addis Ababa

Ethiopian-born Saudi businessman Mohammed Al-Amoudi has announced a donation of 120 million Birr ($3.6 million) to the Addis Ababa city administration to help combat COVID-19 and its effects. The pledge is the largest private donation …

Analysis Elika Roohi and Charles Keidan 16 April 2020

COVID-19 Crisis: Philanthropy faces a major dilemma as need increases but endowments shrink

As COVID-19 rapidly spreads through the world, it has created in its wake a pressing need from almost every segment of society. The world of philanthropy has made donations both large and small to fight …

News Elika Roohi and Charles Keidan 27 March 2020

Julia and Hans Rausing commit £16.5 million to tackle COVID-19

Philanthropists Julia and Hans Rausing announced that they are giving £16.5 million to charities and causes in the United Kingdom working to fight the COVID-19 pandemic – the largest UK pledge to date from individual …