British Royal Family Philanthropy: What Charities Do They Support?
On May 19, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will marry. The couple’s decision to wed on a Saturday goes against tradition, as royal weddings usually take place on a weekday. According to Vogue, Kensington Palace confirmed that the couple would like to forgo any traditional wedding presents in favor of donations to Children’s HIV Association, Myna Mahila Foundation, Scotty’s Little Soldiers, StreetGames, Surfers Against Sewage and the Wilderness Foundation UK.
The wedding will take place at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle. Approximately 600 guests will be in attendance. Prince Harry is sixth in line to the throne and as such, not obliged to invite diplomats from across the globe to the celebration.
The role of the Royal Family is to support The Queen in her many state and national duties, plus carry out important work in areas of public and charitable service and helping to strengthen national unity and stability. Those who undertake official duties are members of the Queen’s close family—her children, grandchildren and their spouses, and the Queen’s cousins and their spouses.
Duke Haddad, Ed.D., CFRE, is currently associate director of development, director of capital campaigns and director of corporate development for The Salvation Army Indiana Division in Indianapolis. He also serves as president of Duke Haddad and Associates LLC and is a freelance instructor for Nonprofit Web Advisor.
He has been a contributing author to NonProfit PRO since 2008.
He received his doctorate degree from West Virginia University with an emphasis on education administration plus a dissertation on donor characteristics. He received a master’s degree from Marshall University with an emphasis on public administration plus a thesis on annual fund analysis. He secured a bachelor’s degree (cum laude) with an emphasis on marketing/management. He has done post graduate work at the University of Louisville.
Duke has received the Fundraising Executive of the Year Award, from the Association of Fundraising Professionals Indiana Chapter. He also was given the Outstanding West Virginian Award, Kentucky Colonel Award and Sagamore of the Wabash Award from the governors of West Virginia, Kentucky and Indiana, respectively, for his many career contributions in the field of philanthropy. He has maintained a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) designation for three decades.