On Thursday 23rd May 2019 George Farha was delighted to be invited to address the attendees at the unveiling of a new Circle of Benefactors Wall at UCL.
The new Donor Wall was unveiled at a ceremony attached by Circle of Benefactors members, UCL senior leaders, academics and students, particularly those whose work or study has benefited from philanthropy.
UCL’s It’s All Academic fundraising campaign has broken through the £500m milestone one year ahead of schedule by achieving £525m in philanthropic donations. To celebrate the far-reaching effect of major philanthropy, UCL has unveiled the new Donor Wall at the heart of its Bloomsbury campus.
The art installation, created by Slade School of Fine Art graduate Dr Sarah Fortais, features aluminium and bronze cast hands of around 60 of UCL’s most generous donors who have given £1 million or more.
As a founding member of the Circle of Benefactors and an alumnus and supporter, George has a relationship with UCL spanning more than 30 years.