Philanthropy medal for Sir Ian
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