About our sponsors

We are grateful for all the support and encouragement we have received from our sponsors in making possible the Beacon Awards 2013.


Philanthropy is extremely important for J.P. Morgan and its clients, thus deciding to sponsor the Beacon Awards to encourage and celebrate the great philanthropists of today was an easy decision to make.

We at J.P. Morgan are privileged to work with philanthropists at every stage of their giving journeys. Our clients consistently tell us that one of the most valued services we offer is the opportunity for both aspiring and experienced philanthropists to engage with and learn from each other. Our ultimate goal at J.P. Morgan is to help our clients express their vision in the world.

Philanthropy is very important for J.P. Morgan, through our history and founders - John Pierpont Morgan, George Peabody, John D. Rockefeller - these are all names that have been associated with not just the financial world, but also philanthropy for more than 160 years. Even today it is something top of our minds as in 2011, our firm and its corporate foundation made charitable contributions totalling over USD $275 million and we are committed to making these funds work hard for the greater good.

At J.P. Morgan Private Bank, we bring together all the disciplines of wealth management to advance our clients’ goals. Whether clients are business owners, corporate executives or entrepreneurs, we apply our disciplined investment framework and risk management tools to help them achieve their goals. Our comprehensive and integrated approach, commitment to innovation and integrity, and focus on client service have made J.P. Morgan the advisor of choice to wealthy individuals and their families around the world. Clients enjoy the best of both worlds: the intimate nature of a private client relationship and the power of a global financial leader.

If you would like to find out more please call or email Rebecca Eastmond our senior philanthropic advisor for Europe, Middle East and Africa +44 207 742 7824
[email protected].

City Bridge Trust

The elected City of London Corporation supports and promotes the UK-based international finance and business sector – and also supports London’s communities, its green spaces and its heritage.  The City of London Corporation’s charity, City Bridge Trust, is London’s largest independent grant-making trust, distributing around £18m annually to charitable organisations working to reduce disadvantage in London.  

The City Bridge Trust’s origins can be traced back to the 12th Century when funds were raised to build the first stone bridge across the River Thames – London Bridge.  Today, the City of London Corporation remains responsible for the maintenance of this bridge and of Blackfriars Bridge, Southwark Bridge , Tower Bridge and the Millennium Bridge.  Since 1995, the Trust has been able to make funds surplus to these bridge requirements available to support charitable work in London.

Pears Foundation

Pears Foundation is a British family foundation rooted in Jewish values. Our work is concerned with positive identity and citizenship while our approach is based on research and the urge to ask questions. Our programmes set out to increase respect and understanding between people of different backgrounds and faiths, encourage both the quantity and quality of philanthropy and offer support to the communities and causes we care about.