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Trevor Pears

Along with his brothers Mark and David, Sir Trevor established Pears Foundation as their family’s philanthropic foundation. All three are Directors of the family’s business, the William Pears Group. The Foundation is now one of the largest family foundations in the UK by expenditure. Pears Foundation supports its many partners through long-term core funding relationships. The key themes are engagement, understanding and wellbeing and the Foundation works with a wide range of organisations from grassroots charities to national and international organisations. Sir Trevor was appointed a Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George in 2011 for services to UK-Israel relations and in 2017 he was awarded Knighthood for Philanthropy.
Giving for Good
The super-rich are silently and secretly shaping our world. In Philanthropy: From Aristotle to Zuckerberg, Paul Vallely, bestselling author and International Reporter of the Year for his coverage of the Ethiopian famine, reveals how this far-reaching change came about. He takes us from the Greek man of honour, the Roman patron, the Jewish prophet and Christian scholastic to the Victorian moralist, the welfare socialist, the celebrity activist and today’s wealthy mega-gi...