2015 Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy


This week, Carnegie Corporation welcomes leadership from more than 20 Carnegie institutions and family members to New York City for a week of events that will culminate on October 15th with the awarding of the Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy.

"It gives me great pleasure to welcome this year’s recipients of the Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy, the representatives of the Carnegie sister institutions, and descendants of Andrew Carnegie to New York City for the eighth Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy ceremony and associated events, taking place this week," said Carnegie Corporation of New York President Vartan Gregorian, who chairs the Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy committee. "Medals Week celebrates Carnegie’s enduring legacy of philanthropy, which is rooted in two core principles: that with wealth comes responsibility and that individuals, whether guided by religious, civic, humanistic, or democratic aspirations, have transformative power to use wealth to advance the public good. This award recognizes the living representatives of Carnegie’s legacy," he said.

This award, created at the centennial observance of Mr. Carnegie’s official career as a philanthropist, is given annually to one or more individuals who, like Andrew Carnegie, have dedicated their private wealth to the public good and who have impressive careers as philanthropists.

Read more about the medal and the 2015 medalists at http://carnegiemedals.org/