An interview with Mount Anvil, our founding donor
We are thrilled to have Mount Anvil, the leading Central London specialist residential-led developer, as our founding donor whose support has been crucial in getting Give London off the ground. We had the opportunity to find out from Killian Hurley, Mount Anvilâ€™s Chief Executive, why they decided to get involved with Give London and what they hope it will achieve.
1.) We are delighted to have you as a founding donor of Give London. Tell us why you decided to get involved.
Mount Anvil has been creating homes and communities in London for 25 years. Weâ€™ve created 5,000 so far and have 1,500 more at various stages of construction across the capital.
While the scale of our business has changed over the years, our focus on London and our core values have remained the same: work collaboratively, raise the bar, do the right thing. All to create places which enhance Londonâ€™s world-class reputation. As weâ€™ve grown, so has our ability to share our success with others â€“ an abundance mentality. Between 2010 and 2014, we donated ÂŁ500,000 to good causes. By the end of 2016 it will be ÂŁ1 million, hopefully making a real difference to Londonâ€™s communities. Give London is a truly community-orientated initiative. Itâ€™s about us Londoners giving to other Londoners; helping to make London great for all and not just the few.
2.) As a founding donor, what do you hope Give London will achieve?
Weâ€™re thrilled to be supporting Give London and hope that, together, we can encourage even greater philanthropy across the capital; helping raise money for those amazing organisations that are doing a fantastic job below the general publicâ€™s radar.
3.) What message would you like to give to any potential donors?
Please give what you can, when you can â€“ money or just your encouragement. Both are equally valuable.