Phi­lan­thropy medal for Sir Ian

The Press and Journal (Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire) - - NEWS - BY NEIL DRYS­DALE

Sir Ian Wood has re­ceived the Carnegie Medal of Phi­lan­thropy for his foun­da­tion’s work in tack­ling such is­sues as child poverty and eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment at home and abroad.

The award to the 77-yearold Aber­do­nian recog­nises his im­pact in up­hold­ing the val­ues of the world’s best-known phi­lan­thropist, An­drew Carnegie.

Sir Ian used his ad­dress at the New York cer­e­mony this week to en­cour­age his fel­low hon­ourees to fur­ther con­sider the ben­e­fits of in­ter­na­tional phi­lan­thropy and high­lighted the is­sues fac­ing the de­vel­op­ing world.

Sir Ian added: “I am hon­oured to have been recog­nised by the Carnegie fam­ily of in­sti­tu­tions.

“I feel a par­tic­u­lar pride rep­re­sent­ing his home coun­try.

“Carnegie’s legacy lives on a cen­tury later.”

‘HON­OURED’: Sir Ian Wood ad­dress­ing the au­di­ence af­ter re­ceiv­ing the pres­ti­gious Carnegie Medal in New York

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