Nurturing leaders for the benefit of society
The Rank Fellowship is a network of alumni of the Rank Foundation School Leadership Award. The Award was one of the first structured schemes put into place by the charitable trust originally established by Lord Rank. It provides financial support so that young people with outstanding leadership potential are able to complete their education.
Since 1978 over fourteen hundred teenage boys and girls have benefited from financial assistance from the Rank Foundation's School Leadership Award. The Rank Fellowship is open to past and present beneficiaries of the Rank Foundation's Leadership Award (know as "Fellows"). There are also a number of Honorary Fellows. It promotes networking and mutual support among Fellows and encourages them to invest time and effort in voluntary activities, thereby contributing to a better society.
The 2013 Fellowship Review is a helpful overview and an electronic version is available to download.
Once again Thinkbox TV, led by Fellow Lindsey Clay and her team, proved superb hosts for a lively and productive Mentoring Evening. Those established in their careers were there to offer advice and the launch of a network of younger Fellows for advice and support was a great initiative. Thirty-five Fellows, family and friends enjoyed a brilliant couple of hours, followed by a Turkish feast in a nearby restaurant.
Jason Chaffer, Chairman of the Fellowship, generously hosted a pre-Christmas reception for Fellows at his offices in Old Burlington Street. This has become something of a tradition in those years when the Charities Evening has been outside London. It was attended by the full age range in the Fellowship (17 to 50+) and hugely enjoyed by everyone there.