Why I support the Award

By supporting The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award, our donors are helping to deliver a life changing experience to young people that helps to prepare them for life and work.

Lord Stanley Fink is CEO of International Standard Asset Management (ISAM) and Chair of Earth Capital Partners LLP. Prior to this he had an illustrious career at Man Group plc spanning 21 years, stepping down as Deputy Chair in 2008.

Lord Fink is a committed philanthropist whose focus is health, education and the environment. He is a proud supporter of The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award and is Chair of the Award's International Business Leaders’ Group (based in London). He is also a Founder Member of Special Projects and has recently upgraded to a World Fellowship Benefactor.

In this film, Lord Fink explains why he chose to support the Award:

Alan Hinkes OBE, a mountaineer and Bronze Friend of the Award

"It develops innate resilience in young people. Those who participant in the Award generally remember their experiences throughout their life."

Mr Mirko Cattini, Manager Corinthia Hotel London, Silver Friend

"Corinthia Hotel London is very proud to support the Duke of Edinburgh Award. Working towards and achieving a Bronze, Silver, or Gold Award is a rewarding and life-enhancing experience for young people everywhere. We also value the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme philanthropy of skills for life, fulfilling the individual’s potential and setting the groundwork for a brighter future. It is our privilege to endorse this worthwhile and rewarding award."

Kevin Ruth, Executive Director of European Council of International Schools, Silver Friend

"I decided to support The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award because it promotes growth of individual students over time – precisely the kind of measure that matters in the world. When we are caught up in the quest for static data points about learning, the International Award celebrates that which is learning."

Matthew Blythe, Director at Palette Events, Silver Friend

"I decided to support The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award because of its broad reach and valuable work with youngsters from so many varied backgrounds, offering life-changing opportunities."

How you can support the Award

With your help we can empower more young people to boost their skills, develop leadership potential and exceed their own expectations. There are several ways you can support the Award. Take a look and see which option suits you best. 

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Aubrey Jones, Silver Award holder, US

Aubrey's employment story

United States

Aubrey developed invaluable people skills through completing his Award.

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