EFG is a keen supporter of the written word. In addition to its close association withThe Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award,it has supported a number of literary festivals, including Charleston, Althorp and Chipping Norton, and has worked with WordTheatre for several years.
Founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen in 1975, Microsoft is an American multinational corporation that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports and sells computer software, electronics and personal computers. It is the world’s largest software maker and has begun supporting WordTheatre as well as housing WordTheatre performances at The Microsoft Lounge in Venice.
This organization is supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.
The Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Foundation was established in 1948. They support excellence and accomplishment by giving awards in the fields of medicine, art and literature. In the last several decades, as the younger generation has begun to have more of a say, the goal has modulated into an emphasis on more directly encouraging excellence and accomplishment—by funding programs as well as awards, thus concentrating on setting up structures for achievement, and utilizing the multiplier effect.