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Cathy Pharoah

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Cathy is Visiting Professor of Charity Funding and co-director of the Centre for Charitable Giving and Philanthropy at Cass Business School.

She is an expert on voluntary sector funding, specialising in research on philanthropy. She collaborates with the Association of Charitable Foundations on Foundation Giving Trends, the annual briefings on trends in foundation spending. She has carried out research for government and many charitable clients, works with funder, fundraising and donor advisor communities, and was Research Director at Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) for 11 years. She is a founder of Voluntary Sector Review, and presents widely on giving and philanthropy.

Cathy says: “I am delighted to be contributing to the work of a family foundation at the leading-edge of voluntary activities on some of the most challenging rights and equality issues of our time.”