UCL

George Farha is a UCL alumnus (BEng Chemical Engineering 1991), and has supported the university through a number of philanthropic gestures, including the George Farha Café Bar and UCL’s scholarship programme.

In 2016 UCL announced the George Farha New Venture Awards for student entrepreneurs. The awards are made to UCL students who have developed the most promising start-ups after completing this year’s UCL Advances Idea Accelerator (AIA) – an 8-week entrepreneurial summer school for those looking to take their business ideas to market.

This year also saw the announcement of the Suha and George Farha MSc Scholarship. The award is open to UK/EU and Overseas applicants who have an unconditional or conditional offer to study on the UCL MSc Prenatal Genetics & Fetal Medicine programme or the MSc Reproductive Science & Women’s Health programme for entry in September 2016 full time or modular/flexible. George Farha is a Member of the Circle of Benefactors of UCL.

Read about George Farha’s support of UCL here.

Read about the UCL Farha New Venture Awards here. 

Dulwich College

GSP’s investment in the Dulwich Laboratory project was inspired by George’s own experience as a student. Completed in July 2016, the Dulwich Laboratory has been designed to support and celebrate the importance of Science and Art at the College.

The George Farha Auditorium is another of George’s donations to Dulwich College, and provides a 240 seat auditorium for the College and wider community. In addition to the opportunities for lectures, assemblies and formal presentations to whole year groups, the Auditorium also offers a space for congregating and relaxing, small recitals and informal drama productions, events and dining for up to 80 guests.

The Farha Laboratory of Science and Entrepreneurship and the Innovation Laboratory, which was designed in collaboration with Macat International Ltd and UCL Knowledge Lab, has served to confirm the College’s place at the forefront of teaching information technology and critical thinking.

Read about George Farha’s support of Dulwich College here.

September 2016 e-bulletin – George Farha visits Dulwich College.

The Royal Aero Club Trust

The Royal Aero Club Trust was established in 1998, the Trust has developed very rapidly. At present its prime focus is improving the public accessibility of the Royal Aero Club Collection and increasing the availability of bursaries to help young people improve their flying skills.

The Trust’s objectives include:

  • Helping Young People
  • Aviation Heritage and Memorabilia
  • Research into Air Sport

George Farha is an active supporter of The Royal Aero Club Trust (a registered charity), and in 2017 ‘The George Farha Bursary’ was announced.

Read more about the Royal Aero Club Trust here 

Vinetta

Vinetta is on a mission to spur startup growth and investment in female founders across North America. In September 2017 the attached letter was received, thanking GSP for its dedication and support of The Vinetta Project in Washington DC.

Read the Letter from Vinetta Project – September 2017

The Murray Parish Trust

George is a supporter of the Murray Parish Trust who are dedicated to raising funds for paediatric facilities. The Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at University Hospital Southampton has become a recognized trauma centre with expanded congenital cardiac surgery facilities treating more complicated problems with more advanced solutions. The funds raised have enabled the expansion of the PICU. Two new bed spaces have been created increasing the unit to 16 beds complete with all the lifesaving equipment needed to treat the regions sickest children.

If you would like to find out more or donate: www.themurrayparishtrust.com

UCL Phd & Masters Women’s Health Scholarships

St John Cymru – Wales

George continues to support the St John Cymru Wales and his philanthropic commitment to the Prince of Wales Nursing Cadet Scheme has enabled the recruitment and appointment a Project Coordinator to “Kick Start” the scheme who will provide operational leadership to mobilise the project and work in partnership with the Royal College of Nursing and other key partners.

www.stjohnwales.co.uk

UCL Law George Farha Mental Health Solicitor

George is an active supporter of University College London and has donated generously to establish and support the  post of Mental Health and Community Care Specialist solicitor for two years at UCL iLAC, UCL’s Centre for Access to Justices Integrated Legal Advice Clinic. The role will focus on offering specialist advice and supervision on cases involving mental health and community care legal issues. In recognition of George’s support the post-holder will be formally acknowledged as the George Farha Mental Health and Community Care Solicitor.