Scottish philanthropists honoured by Prince of Wales

Donald MacDonald CBE and Louise MacDonald presented with Medal for Arts Philanthropy

Arts & Business announces recipients of The Prince of Wales Medal for Arts Philanthropy

On November 24th 2009 HRH The Prince of Wales will present Donald MacDonald CBE and Louise MacDonald with one of only five Medals for Arts Philanthropy. The medal celebrates individuals who support the arts and recognises the contribution of the most inspiring cultural philanthropists in the UK.

“In these difficult times, it is vital to honour the remarkable commitment of individuals in fighting our cultural corner and bringing in better resources to the arts. These honourees embody what we collectively need at this time. They are fearless in persuading others to support the arts. They have the passion, the commitment and the ideas to enable the arts to flourish.”

“Arts & Business is honoured to have been able to create this Medal for our President, The Prince of Wales. These honourees are an inspiration to us all. We congratulate all the recipients on receiving their prestigious and well-deserved medals for arts philanthropy this year.” - Colin Tweedy, Chief Executive of Arts & Business

This full list of this year’s honourees is:

  • Sir John Zochonis
  • Donald MacDonald CBE and Louise MacDonald
  • Dr Keith Howard
  • Michael and Dorothy Hintze
  • Mrs Mary Weston CBE

The five honourees were chosen after an extensive decision making process. The Prince of Wales’ Group drew up a short list of twenty philanthropists which went forward to a final judging panel of artists, who chose the first five honourees. The final panel included Ronald Harwood (writer for stage and screen), Dame Monica Mason (Director of The Royal Ballet) and Christopher Le Brun (artist). The medal was first presented in 2008.


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