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Richard Ross

Richard Ross is Chairman of the Rosetrees Trust

Richard Ross is Chairman of the Rosetrees Trust, a charitable foundation that uses a unique venture philanthropy model to fund cutting edge medical research projects. In November 2011, Richard was named Philanthropist of the Year at the Spear’s Wealth Management Awards for Rosetrees’ work.

In Tough Economic Times, We Need the Wealthy to Give

In these tough economic times we need to convince the wealthy that they have a responsibility to give. This country is seeing a growing divide where the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer. The professors I meet don't earn as much as a banker's secretary and yet they are passionate, committed and totally immersed in their journey of discovery. I want to change the rich's mentality toward philanthropy so that they give more. Perhaps new models of giving such as venture philanthropy are a way of convincing the wealthy to give more.
27/12/2011 23:41 GMT