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first_img Howard Lake | 30 March 2008 | News Sammy Ofer gives £20 million to National Maritime Museum Tagged with: Major gift Photo: (l-r) Lord Sterling (Chairman of the National Maritime Museum), Sammy Ofer and Dr Kevin Fewster (NMM Director)  94 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Ofer served in the Royal Navy in the Mediterranean during World War II. The international shipping group which he founded operates a significant part of its fleet from London with over 90 vessels flying the Red Ensign.center_img Advertisement The donation will help fund the creation of a new wing at the heart of its Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site. The National Maritime Museum (NMM) has received a donation of £20 million from shipping magnate and philanthropist Sammy Ofer. It claims that this is “the largest single donation by an individual to a cultural project in the UK”. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, commented on the major gift, saying: “This generous donation by Mr Ofer will help to ensure that current and future generations understand better the crucial role played by the sea in our history and the lives of those who depended upon it. I applaud this opportunity to promote engagement with our maritime past, present and future, which has only been made possible by this unique gift to the nation.”www.nmm.ac.uklast_img read more

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