The Harry Crossley Foundation and The Doris Crossley Foundation are private funder or grant making organizations operating in Cape Town with their main focus being on tertiary Education and research.
Mr and Mrs Crossley saw the benefit of both tertiary education and research and both left virtually their entire independent estates for the formation of their individual Foundations.
The Harry Crossley Foundation was established just prior to the death of Mr Harry Crossley in 1968. Mr Crossley was an immigrant to South Africa having been born in Elland in the UK in 1896. Harry left school at the age of 13 but from the age of 11 he was already working part time in the local Mill.read more
Mrs Doris Crossley, the wife of Mr Harold Crossley, was born in 1904 in Lytham Lancashire. She was born a Mathew and left school at the age of 14 to work in a food store in St Annes’s-on-Sea. It is thought that Mrs Crossley was working in a pub in Dublin when Mr Crossley met her.read more