The Godfather of match funding

Sir Alec Reed launched in October 2007 and still plays a large part in the running of the organisation as Chair of the Trustees. A generous philanthropist and entrepreneur, Sir Alec previously founded the Reed Foundation, one of the generous supporters of the Big Give. Sir Alec is also the founder of Reed Specialist Recruitment, one of the largest recruitment solution providers in the country with over 400 branches and, Europe’s largest commercial job website.

“You can’t do a thing about the length of your life but you can do things about the width. I’ve definitely doubled the width of my life through philanthropy.”

– Sir Alec Reed, Evening Standard Magazine

The Beacon Prize for Philanthropy

In 2010, Sir Alec Reed was awarded the Beacon Prize for Philanthropy for his work with the Big Give. In the video below, he explains more.