News & Insight
23rd September 2015
Capital M for Mentor
Mentor was a person. When Odysseus left for the Trojan War, he left his only son, Telemachus, in the care of his friend, Mentor.
There is an element of mentoring to all of the work; taking care, nurturing talent, making strong, being supportive and understanding. We had a number of enquiries recently about acting as Mentors to people who were facing their own fundraising Trojan war.
That is why Mentoring is such a central part of the Foundations in Philanthropy package that is being launched in December at Somerset House. There are a few places left. Click here for more information.
Illustration is by John Flaxman (1755–1826): Athena, in the shape of Mentor, and Telemachus