The importance of education and why it matters so much to society
“As a legacy to my exceptional man, I intend to capture his belief in education, his desire to always help others less fortunate, his amazing force of nature, strong work ethic and his values of kindness & care. These will be the cornerstones of The David Doig Foundation for helping children & young adults create their own chances in life and helping to enable lasting change” - Gillian Doig
In David’s memory, it is hoped that the many people globally who knew him or who benefitted from his input - on a personal or work level - might feel inclined or inspired to give something back in return - via the Foundation.
The tide recedes but leaves behind bright sea shells on the sand. The sun goes down but the gentle warmth still lingers on the land. The music stops and yet it echoes on in sweet refrains. For every life that passes something beautiful remains. David was an inspiration to many.
Working initially with Foundation Scotland and the Open University, priority will be given to activities that support those most in need by way of education projects and initiatives with positive impact; as well as skills training, mentoring and career development of young people.