Louise Richmond is Director of Development at the Mayor's Fund for London, a pan-London charity supporting over 35,000 disadvantaged young Londoners. Louise leads on corporate partnerships and philanthropy and has extensive fundraising, marketing and event management experience in both the third sector and the independent schools' sector.

Louise’s passion for increasing life and employability chances for young people is channelled into supporting the Mayor's Fund's food, numeracy and employment programmes. She thrives on discovering new and creative fundraising opportunities, and the challenge of matching potential new donors with projects they really care about.

From the moment lockdown started, the response to our emergency appeal was incredible. We are so grateful to everyone who has supported us so far, from members of the public who donated £5 each, to the established Trusts and Foundations who have put their trust and faith in us, and committed large sums to ensure the sustainability of our programmes. This was very much a joint effort. We just couldn't have achieved what we have without everyone's support. Now we need to harness the goodwill that has grown out of this emergency, and nurture it.