Carnegie Medal winner stresses continuing need for philanthropy

Eli Broad and representatives of the Heinz, Mellon and Tata families received this year’s Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy in October at a ceremony in Pittsburgh, USA, where Carnegie made his fortune. Ratan Tata, chairman of Tata Sons, India, who accepted the award on behalf of his family, reminded the audience that many people live below the poverty line ‘particularly in the part of the world I live in’. At a news conference after the ceremony, he added that more wealthy people around the world should contribute to philanthropic causes and that the extra assistance is particularly needed in developing countries.

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