The Lord Salisbury of Turville

Founder gatsby charitable foundation

David Sainsbury, Lord Sainsbury of Turville, founded the Gatsby Charitable Foundation in 1967.  In 1993 he donated £200 million of Sainsbury's shares to the Foundation's assets. By 2009 the foundation had given £660 million to a range of charitable causes. In 2009 he allocated a further £465 million to the foundation, making him the first Briton to donate more than £1 billion to charity. He has donated £127 million of the Gatsby Charitable Foundation's money to Cambridge University in the last decade: he gave £45 million to Cambridge University's Botanical Gardens in August 2005. A patron of science and engineering, he gave an £82 million grant to fund Cambridge’s new Sainsbury Laboratory.

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