United Way Gala 2013, Alex 57 salaThe 2013 United Way Annual Awards Gala took place on May 16 at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Bucharest. Thanks to our generous sponsors, the expenses for this event were covered separately; therefore, as every year, all funds raised during this year will be directed towards helping the beneficiaries in the social projects supported by United Way in Romania.

We were honored by the presence of distinguished guests such as: H.E. Philippe Beaulne – Canadian Ambassador, members of senior management, leadership donors and campaign coordinators from United Way’s partner companies.

The Masters of Ceremony, Livia Graur and Alexandru Constantin have entertained the guests. The Gala started with the performance of a group of teenagers from Parada – they prepared a few juggling and acrobatics. Later in the evening, the tenor Vlad Mirita performed on the Gala’s stage, accompanied by live piano music.

The annual Gala Awards Dinner is the opportunity to thank our 2012 partners, in total 55 companies and 2800 individual donors. Thanks to their involvement, United Way positively changed the lives of over 6, 500 people in need. Their efforts were recognized through prizes and diplomas.

A big Thank You goes to the sponsors that made possible organizing the United Way Gala Awards Dinner in 2013:

Major Partners:

GSK logoRomtelecom logoCosmote


Kinstellar logo KPMG logo


Raiffeisen Leasing logo TNT logo

The Awards Ceremony

Below are the 18 categories where company, individual contributors and social projects are recognized for outstanding results in the past year:

Platinum Member – over 100,000 Euro / year

Raiffeisen Bank

Gold Member – over 50,000 Euro / year


Silver Member – over 25,000 Euro / year




Johnson Wax

Bronze Member – over 10,000 Euro / year

Allianz-Tiriac Asigurari

AROBS Transilvania Software


HP Romania (Hewlett Packard)

JW Marriott

Raiffeisen Leasing

Raiffeisen Asset Management


Royal Bank of Scotland

Saatchi & Saatchi

Tocqueville Society members (personal contributions over 10,000 usd / year)

Steven van Groningen, Peter Weiss, Marian Dinu, Mike Hayde

Leadership Donors (personal contributions over 1,000 usd / year)

Andreea Antonescu, Călin Avram, Bogdan Bibicu, Bill Bowman, Felix Daniliuc, Bob De Man, Oana Doboş, Ruxandra Dumitraşcu, Ileana Farmache, Horaţiu Florescu, Radu Florescu, Alexandra Florea, Daniela Grigore, Pascal Henssen, Victor Geus, Linda Griffin, Vladimir Kalinov, Irina Kubinschi, Florin Lincaru, Sorin Mătăchescu, Andrea Multari, Cristian Popescu, Pascal Prigent, Diana Rosetka, Ştefan Sorin Sorea, Adrian George Stan, Cătălin Stratulat, Şerban Toader, Radu Topliceanu, Mihai Tudor, Daniel Ţepeş, Monica Udrescu

and 3 donors who chose to remain anonymous.

Special awards for our partners – volunteers, partner companies, pro bono services, partner NGOs:

The most creative workplace campaign: Allianz Tiriac

The company with 100% donors: Raiffeisen Leasing

The company with the largest number of donors vs total employees: Genpact

The company with the most generous employees: DLA Piper

The company with the largest number of Leadership Donors: Raiffeisen Bank

Best Education program – Ruth School, Bucharest; SCOP, Timisoara

Best Health program: Crucea Alb Galbena, Bucharest

Best Income program:  Chance for life, Bucharest; Uniunea Crestina din Romania – Cluj

The most dedicated volunteer: Roxana Radulescu and Bogdan Bibicu from Kinstellar

Best volunteer in sports and fundraising: Sorin Bratu

The company with the largest volunteering event: Citi

Pro-bono services: Saatchi & Saatchi; KPMG; Prima TV

We also thank our pro-bono photographers at the Gala Awards 2013: Alexandru Pavel and  Alexandru Damian.