Dame Vivien Duffield


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26 March 1946
Lycée Francaise; Heathfield School; University of Oxford; University of California, Berkeley

Dame Vivien Duffield is one of the UK's most active philanthropists. She is thought to have given over £200 million to charity projects in Britain. She became Chair of the Clore Foundation after the death of her father, Charles Clore, in 1979. She merged it with her own organisation in 2000 to produce the Clore Duffield Foundation and has made more than £50 million charitable donations over the past decade.

"It is the most wonderful gift in the world to be able to do things for other people"
Dame Vivien Duffield

She was awarded a CBE in 1989, followed by a DBE in 2000. She has received the Medal for Arts Philanthropy from the Prince of Wales in 2008 and is a member of the Board of the Southbank Centre.

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