S4M-04911: Philanthropic Achievements of Andrew Carnegie

That the Parliament acknowledges the 177th anniversary of the birth of Andrew Carnegie, the Dunfermline-born industrialist and philanthropist, on 25th November; applauds his establishment of thousands of public institutions such as libraries, museums, schools and universities throughout the world; recognises his generosity in giving away the equivalent of $4.8 billion during his lifetime and $30,000,000 on his death, and acknowledges his creation of twenty foundations, many of which still exist and continue to serve the public, including the Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland, Carnegie Dunfermline Trust, Carnegie United Kingdom Trust, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, Carnegie Corporation of New York and Carnegie Institution of Washington.

Supported by: David Torrance, Richard Lyle, Brian Adam, Colin Beattie, Stuart McMillan, Kevin Stewart, Colin Keir, Dave Thompson

Date Lodged: 20/11/2012

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