At the age of 21, Steve Morgan established Redrow, which grew to be one of the UK’s most successful housebuilders.
But despite his obvious success in business, he has never forgotten his roots on some of the toughest streets in Liverpool.
The urge to give something back led him to establish the Steve Morgan Foundation in 2001, to help bring beneficial transformations in the communities closest to his heart and beyond.
The Sunday Times Giving List, in association with the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF), tracks the philanthropic activity of almost a third of 350 of Britain’s wealthiest people. It is based on the proportion of total wealth donated or pledged to charity by those who appear in the Sunday Times Rich List.
Steve Morgan CBE was named number six out of the top 100 this year, having donated an incredible £59.6 million, via the Steve Morgan Foundation.
Steve Morgan said, “I am enormously proud to be on the Sunday Times Giving List, not just personally but also on behalf of the team at the Steve Morgan Foundation, who work exceptionally hard not just to give money away, but to give money away well.
“We’re supporting so many great charities to help change the lives of those in greatest need, and we’re committed to working with fantastic partners that share our vision of changing lives for good. I’m proud of and thankful to our staff and trustee team for all their dedicated work.”
Steve continues to prioritise the ongoing support of the Foundation alongside his business interests and has donated over £300 million to it since 2001.
Image: Steve Morgan