United Way Poland held a gala to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the Foundation, awarding companies which made a significant contribution to improving local positive change.
On the 28th January 2016, our beneficiaries, employees, business partners, partner organizations and friends of the Foundation gathered to join in celebrating the twentieth anniversary of the United Way Poland. The gala was held by Conrado Moreno, who was supported by Maja Surowicz- President FUWP and Andrzej Jonas- Chairman of FUWP. The highlight of the evening was the prize-giving to the winners of the "Nikifor’s World”, the 9th edition of this unique project, which supports artists with intellectual disabilities.
Alongside the winners, prizes were awarded to the organizers of the competition. During the gala we also honored NGOs, who United Way Poland is united with in its actions to build positive social change. The final group to be recognized were the volunteers without whom it would not be able to achieve so much.
The gala was a good opportunity to appreciate the companies that are the most involved in activities for the benefit of children. Awards were given in the following categories: Benefactor of the Year, Employee Volunteering, In-kind gifts, Service donation, Pay-roll program, Special Awards.
United Way Poland distinguished Fedex Poland as "Benefactor of the Year" for its financial support for the education programs, for its employee engagement (including volunteer work) and for its food collection for our wards. Société Générale was also honored in the Employee Volunteering category and Hewlett Packard Polska Sp. Z o.o. for its contribution to the Pay-roll program.