Dr Beth Breeze

SpecialityDirector of the Centre for Philanthropy, University of Kent
Director of the Centre for Philanthropy, University of KentBeth Breeze worked as a fundraiser and charity manager for a decade before co-founding the Centre for Philanthropy at the University of Kent in 2008 where she now leads a team conducting research and teaching courses on philanthropy and fundraising, including an innovative MA Philanthropic Studies taught by distance learning. She researched and wrote the annual Coutts Million Pound Donor Report from 2008-2017, co-authored Richer Lives: why rich people give (2013), The Logic of Charity: Great Expectations in Hard Times (2015) and co-edited The Philanthropy Reader (2016). Her latest book The New Fundraisers: who organises generosity in contemporary society? won the AFP Skystone Research Partners book prize for 2018. Her current research interests include the role of volunteers in fundraising, and her next book is entitled ‘In Defence of Philanthropy’.