The Rory and Elizabeth Brooks Foundation was established in 2006 and has been involved in a number of projects over the past 15 years. The timeline provides a snapshot of some key milestones during this time – both as part of Foundation giving and other related projects in which Elizabeth and Rory are involved.
RORY INTERVIEWS MUHAMMAD YUNUS ABOUT HIS NEW BOOK “A WORLD OF THREE ZEROES”
ELIZABETH ANNOUNCED AS CHAIR OF THE TATE’S PHOTOGRAPHY ACQUISITIONS COMMITTEE
RORY BECOMES CHAIRMAN OF THE CENTRE FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE (resigned September 2016)
Rory Brooks becomes Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Centre for Social Justice.
GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE LAUNCHES
Launch of the Global Development Institute at the University of Manchester
DOCTORAL COLLEGE OPENS
FOUNDATION SUPPORTS ROCHE COURT EDUCATION TRUST
The Foundation initiates support for the Roche Court Education Trust’s ARTiculation Prize.
RORY AND ELIZABETH BROOKS INDUCTED INTO THE LANGWORTHY CIRCLE
Rory and Elizabeth are inducted into the Langworthy Circle at the University of Manchester – for £1million plus donors to the University
RORY AWARDED VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR
Rory awarded the CASE volunteer of the year award.
FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMME LAUNCHED
The Brooks International Fellowship Programme, Tate – pilot launched.
CAPTURING THE GAINS GLOBAL SUMMIT
Capturing the Gains global summit held in Cape Town.
LAUNCH OF “PEARCE REPORT”
Launch of the “Pearce Report”, Review of Philanthropy in UK Higher Education undertaken by a Government Task Force on which Rory provided a donor perspective.
RORY CHAIRED GOVERNMENT’S GIVING SUMMIT’S ACTION GROUP
Rory chaired the Government’s Giving Summit’s Action Group for Educational Philanthropy.
ELIZABETH MADE CHAIR OF TATE PATRON’S COMMITTEE
Elizabeth is made chair of the Tate Patron’s committee.
SUPPORT FOR THE CENTRE FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE
The Foundation provides support to the Centre for Social Justice and Rory Brooks joins the Development Committee as Chairman.
HOSTED JOHANNESBURG GLOBAL POVERTY SUMMIT
Hosted the Johannesburg Global Poverty Summit, bringing together high-level policy-makers, government representatives and academics to discuss key issues of poverty and inequality (part of a Foundation commitment made through the Clinton Global Initiative).
ELIZABETH JOINS P3 BOARD
P3 merges with the Rugby Portobello Trust and Elizabeth joins the P3 board as a trustee and vice-chair.
RORY AWARDED HONOURARY DOCTORATE
Rory is awarded an Honourary doctorate from the University of Manchester.
BROOKS TRAVEL TO EAST AFRICA
Rory and Elizabeth travel to East Africa with the BWPI team to visit various programmes of the BWPI
Rory Brooks joins the Quintessentially Foundation as an advisor
THE RAJENDRAPUR CONVERSATION
Clinton Global Initiative commitment made to create “The Rajendrapur Conversation” – a series of high-level convenings to take place in cities around the world to discuss policy related to poverty alleviation.
TRIP TO BANGLADESH
Trip to Bangladesh with BWPI and BRAC to visit programmes and projects related to poverty research.
CLINTON GLOBAL INITIATIVE
Rory invited to join the Clinton Global Initiative. 1st CGI commitment announced: Bangladesh – Sustainable Cities Initiative
GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT BOARD
Rory becomes the inaugural Chair of the Global Development Board at the University of Manchester
Rory and Elizabeth become Tate Patrons
WORLD POVERTY INSTITUTE LAUNCHED
The Brooks World Poverty Institute was launched, with support from the Rory and Elizabeth Brooks Foundation
RORY BECOMES CHAIR OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF QUINTESSENTIALLY FOUNDATION