Dragon Capital Spends UAH 9 Million on Charity in 2016
The Dragon Capital group of companies, CEO Tomas Fiala and company employees donated UAH 9 million to sponsorship and social projects in 2016.
During the year, the company lent its support to Ukrainian independent media; think tanks promoting reforms to improve the business climate and fight corruption; a volunteer group helping the Ukrainian Army; students and educational institutions; cultural centers; and sports athletes.
The Centre for Economic Strategy, an independent policy think tank, analytical platform VOXUkraine, and projects to support reforms, improvement of the business climate and fight against corruption in Ukraine together received close to UAH 6 million. Over UAH 0.7 million went to the Kyiv School of Economics, National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, the Go Global program aimed at promoting foreign languages in Ukraine, and the Lviv Media Forum. A total of UAH 0.5 million was raised for orphanages and the volunteer group ARMY SOS. Last but not least, Dragon Capital donated UAH 1.8 million to the Czech Center in Kyiv, including the publication of Vaclav Havel’s book The Power of the Powerless in Ukrainian, the murals project ArtUnitedUs, and the Ukrainian triathlon team.
"I believe that, in addition to economic matters, business has an important role to play in public life. Unfortunately, many socially important and relevant projects would be doomed without outside support, and we cannot stand aside," said Tomas Fiala, CEO of Dragon Capital. “We have had such a productive charity year thanks to the time, ideas and energy of Dragon Capital employees, who together with the company contributed their personal money towards various social projects, thereby investing in our future."