Paul Ramsbottom is Chief Executive of the Wolfson Foundation and its sister charity, the Wolfson Family Charitable Trust. Paul takes a wider interest in issues relating to philanthropy in the UK as a speaker and writer.
He has undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in History from the University of Oxford.
Outside of philanthropy, he has an interest in international development which includes founding the Savannah Education Trust – a charity which works in West Africa – and sitting on the Board of Mercy Ships UK. His hometown university, the University of Bedfordshire, awarded him an honorary doctorate in 2013. In January 2020 he was awarded an OBE for services to charity.
The Elephant in the Room: why don’t donors value the arts?
In the list of causes supported by donors, arts, culture and heritage causes tend to consistently rank at the bottom. What is stopping us from articulating our value? And how can we express it better in a post-coronavirus world? This panel discussion will bring experts from across the world for a lively debate about the value of the arts, and the ways in which we can communicate it to donors.