50 Years of Giving
Fifty years ago the Maurice Wohl Charitable Trust was established, signifying the beginning of a philanthropic legacy which has made its mark in the worlds of medicine, science, religion, culture, education and welfare. Under the umbrella of this Trust and other Foundations established subsequently, Maurice and Vivienne Wohl devoted their energies to helping their fellow human beings in the UK, Israel and other countries.
To commemorate 50 Years of Giving, the Wohl Legacy has awarded anniversary grants to seven organisations. All organisations receiving grants have been chosen because their work and aims epitomise Maurice and Vivienne Wohl’s philanthropic vision and their passions in life.
The 50 Years of Giving Competition Grants: Arts and Medicine
Maurice and Vivienne’s commitment to the art world was manifested in their superb collection of art and their support of UK institutions. They also had a growing interest in advancing healthcare with an emphasis on medical research. To mark the Wohl Legacy’s 50 Years of Giving, leading institutions in the UK art world and in the field of medicine in Israel were invited to enter separate competitions to receive an anniversary grant. Due to the extremely high quality of the applicants two awards were made in each category.
The Jewish Community
Maurice and Vivienne Wohl were a deeply religious couple who took their responsibilities as Jews very seriously. The reach of their dedication to the UK Jewish community is illustrated by the wide range of facilities and projects bearing their name today. In this anniversary year, the Wohl Legacy is marking this commitment by awarding three landmark grants to Jewish communal organisations.