Philanthropy Debate – Thurs 12th May 2016

As part of Quartet Community Foundations annual philanthropy service, they are hosting the first ever Philanthropy Debate this year on Thursday 12 May, 6-9pm, building on the successful Lecture series of previous years.The Foundations friends and donors are invited to join us for a lively debate, followed by a delicious supper, all kindly hosted at the iconic Chemistry Building at the University of Bristol.For the first ever debate, we have distinguished speakers debating the motion:

“This house believes that it is more difficult to give money away intelligently than to earn it in the first place.” – Andrew Carnegie

The evening will be Chaired by the Very Revd Dr David Hoyle, Dean of Bristol, and the speakers will be:

For the motion:

Helen Wilde, High Sheriff of Bristol, local philanthropist, and force behind The Funding Network in Bristol

Bevis Watts, UK Managing Director of Triodos Bank

Against the motion:

Dr Stephen Fear, ‘The Phonebox Millionaire’, and Chairman and Founder of Fear Group

Andrew Garrad, Member of the Supervisory Board, DNV GL Energy

Invitations are being sent out via Eventbrite and post; look out for your copy. If you have any queries about the debate, please contact us on 0117 989 7700, or email

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