Dragon Capital Reaffirms its Commitment to Ukraine by Spending UAH 10 Million on Charity in 2017
Drawing on the positive experience of previous years, the company provided sponsorship and charitable assistance to Ukrainian independent media; think tanks promoting reforms to improve the business climate and fight corruption; a volunteer group helping the Ukrainian Army; educational institutions; individual students and those willing to study; and cultural centers and their initiatives.
The Centre for Economic Strategy, an independent policy think tank, analytical platform VOXUkraine, Bendukidze Free Market Center, the Nova Kraina vision project, Anti Corruption Action Centre, Ukrainian Corporate Governance Academy, Transparency International and other projects to support reforms, improvement of the business climate and the fight against corruption in Ukraine together received close to UAH 6.1 million. Over UAH 3 million went to finance the Ukrainian Emerging Leaders Program at Stanford University, the Kyiv School of Economics, National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, the Go Global program aimed at promoting studies of foreign languages in Ukraine, and the Lviv Media Forum. A total of UAH 1 million was raised for the volunteer group ARMY SOS and IWCK Charity Bazaar. Last but not least, Dragon Capital donated UAH 0.3 million to cultural initiatives such as the Czech Center in Kyiv and the murals project ArtUnitedUs.
Tomas Fiala, CEO of Dragon Capital: "With each passing year, it becomes more evident that Ukraine’s success depends on our active engagement. The more companies and individual business people support projects working for Ukraine’s future and helping increase the competence of both the general public and the country's leadership, the more we will succeed in making Ukraine an ideal place for life and business."