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Carnegie's vision of philanthropy

"The day is not far distant when the man who dies leaving behind him millions of available wealth, which was his to administer during life, will pass away un-wept, un-honored and un-sung . . . Of such as these the public verdict will then be: 'The man who dies thus rich dies disgraced.'"

Andrew Carnegie, The Gospel of Wealth (1889). You can listen to a 1914 recording of Andrew Carnegie reading from his essay on responsible giving. This is the only known recording of the industrialist and philanthropist's voice.

Help us continue Andrew Carnegie's legacy

Donations and legacies from former beneficiaries, grant recipients or other supporters help the Carnegie Trust carry on and extend its support in the changing landscape of Scottish higher education.

You can learn more about ways to support the work of the Trust in the Support the Trust section.