Via Bona Philanthropy Awards
The 2018 finalists have been chosen!
We received an unbelievable 140 nominations this year. The independent jury then faced the difficult task of selecting 3 finalists in each of the five categories. If we could, we would present awards to all of the nominated philanthropists! But we can’t:). The final award winners, one in each of the five categories, will be announced at the awards ceremony on May 21, 2018 in Prague.
In the meantime, you can help decide which of the finalists will receive the Public Choice Award.
Voting is open till the end of April at www.cenaviabona.cz.
Please note that the voting website is in Czech – so we have included information about all of the finalists on this site.
How it works: click on each circle below to get to the finalists in that category, where you’ll find a summary and links to more information about the 3 finalists in the given category.
Then, once you have read about them and decided which you’d like to support, go to the voting site, scroll down to find your favorite(s), click to get to the given finalist’s page, and scroll down to the bottom and click on “Dejte hlas pribehu”.
Kind of complicated, but it is our first attempt to open voting in English, so we’ll hope you’ll bear with us. Reading about these inspiring finalists is worth it:)
2018 Via Bona Philanthropy Awards Finalists:
“I give with my heart”
Award for young philanthropists up to age 26
Award for philanthropists who help fund charitable causes
“Helping in their communities”
Award for philanthropists giving through legacies.
About the Via Bona Philanthropy Awards
For over 20 years, with the patronage of the US Embassy in Prague, the Via Bona Philanthropy Awards have been highlighting inspiring examples of giving in the Czech Republic. Each year, the awards program brings together a diverse spectrum of philanthropists: patrons, students, companies, individuals, couples and groups. All of them give their time, money and/or expertise to help others in an equally diverse range of areas: community development, environmental protection, education, culture, health care, social services, human rights, humanitarian relief, etc. Their stories are an inspiration and proof that each and everyone of us can be a philanthropist, regardless of age or social standing.
Last year’s 20th anniversary awards recognized some of the most powerful philanthropists from the entire 20-year period since the awards‘ inception. It was a retrospective of philanthropy development in the Czech Republic from 1990 through 2017. This year, we are looking to the future with the central theme of innovation through unconventional forms of support, use of modern IT in giving or other new and as yet unknown ways of helping others.
Thank you for your engagement! ♥
For more information please contact: Monika Skopalová, tel. 734 257 140, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Partners and patrons:
Hana Dvořáková and Dalimil Dvořák
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