The United Way Romania Gala is a traditional annual event which, since 2005, rewards the efforts of all those involved in the Foundation’s projects in the previous year.
The United Way Romania 2020 Gala was carefully prepared for March 2020, in a collective effort and with the support of our sponsors and partners. For obvious reasons, we were unable to get together on March 16, at the 15th edition of the Gala, to recognize the implication of the partners who supported the foundation’s programs in 2019: companies, organizations, donors and volunteers who, through their efforts and acts of generosity, have helped to build a bridge of hope for the future we wish for.
This year, United Way Romania awarded prizes to a number of 28 companies and 40 major individual donors. Also, 3 organizations, 5 volunteers and 9 teachers and specialists from the non-profit sector were awarded. The winners were chosen from a total of over 260 United Way partners: companies, non-profit organizations, institutions and authorities that support the work of United Way Romania, as well as from the more than 1,568 volunteers who contributed with time, knowledge and their expertise on the United Way mission.
“Looking back and thinking about everything we have achieved, we understood that the support of United Way Romania represents, for the community, a real bridge that connects, unites and always goes forward. It unites the disadvantaged children, young people and the elderly’s need for help with our desire to give, with the power of the many to do good deeds, whom we want to thank. It is like a bridge that opens roads always going forward, paths to a better future. But the most important binder of it all are the people. Those governed by the spirit of generosity, driven by the desire to do good, who put their arms together in order to move things and to help those in need.”, declared Adriana Dobrea, Executive Director, United Way România.
United Way Romania addresses special thanks to its partners for supporting the organization’s programs. In 2019, with the support of 130 companies, over 3,500 individual donors, 40 major donors and 1,568 volunteers, we managed to help a total of 12,979 people: children and young people, families and elderly who face social problems. and teachers. 8,763 children from disadvantaged backgrounds were helped to continue their education, 545 people received vocational counseling for labor market integration and 1,381 children and 601 adults and the elderly benefited from medical services through United Way Romania’s programs.
We would like to thank the sponsors of the 2020 Gala, who stayed near us for this event’s planning:
Regina Maria, GlaxoSmithkline, Kinstellar, DLA Piper, Asseco SEE, LCL Grup, Cheil-Centrade and Dacris.
We fight together hoping to fulfill the dreams of those who need help. But this bridge of hope will never be completed without the efforts of donors, companies, volunteers, organizations and people involved in this endeavor, whom we want to thank. We also hope that they will stay with us and continue to recover what has been lost, to rebuild and develop the communities that need us.
We invite you to access our social media pages, to see the Virtual Gala album! We will be happy to get reactions, comments and shares: sharing is caring!
United Way România Gala 2020
Alexis de Tocqueville Trophies – dedicated to the the people who contribute with a yearly donation of $10,000 or more
Leadership Donors (people contributing with a yearly donation of $1,000 or more)
Platinum Partners (companies contributing yearly with $100.000 or more)
Gold Partners (companies contributing yearly with $50.000 or more)
Silver Partners (companies contributing yearly with $25.000 or more)
Bronze Partners (companies contributing yearly with $10.000 or more)
„Link to the Future” Awards – (dedicated to the projects’ specialists)
„Bridge over Time” Awards (dedicated to partener organizations)
„Professionals of Good Deeds” Awards (companies offering pro-bono services)
„Care for the Others” Awards (individual volunteering)
„Initiatives that Transform the Community” (companies volunteering)
The full list of United Way România 2020 Gala Awards
Tocqueville Donors – contributing with a yearly donation of $10,000 or more
Steven van Groningen
Valeria Răcilă van Groningen
Lidia Fați și Dan Fați
Jeff Sullivan și Roxana Sullivan
Michael K. Hayde
Octavian Radu și Anca Radu
Thomas Christian Knobel
Leadership Donors – contributing with a yearly donation of $1,000 or more
Daniela Toader și Șerban Toader
And three donors who wish to remain anonymous.
Platinum Partners – companies contributing yearly with $100.000 or more
Profi Rom Food
Gold Partners – companies contributing yearly with $50.000 or more
Timken Foundation of Canton
Silver Partners – companies contributing yearly with $25.000 or more
Raiffeisen Assett Management
Bronze Partners – companies contributing yearly with $10.000 or more
Franklin Templeton Investment
Geometry Global Romania
Reƫeaua Privată de Sănătate Regina Maria
B & B Collection
„Link to the Future” Award – dedicated to the projects’ specialists
Banhegyesy Tunde – Serviciul de Ajutor Maltez în România
Emilia Moraru – Asociația Filantropică Medical – Creștină Christiana, Centrul de Asistență Medico-Socială Sf. Pantelimon
Cristina Popa – Fundația Dezvoltarea Popoarelor, Filiala Cluj
Speranța Hepcal – Societatea pentru Copii și Părinți – SCOP
Andrea Iștoc – Asociația Serviciilor Sociale C.O.P.I.I.
Ramona Vlai – Asociația TIMAR
Lucian Biru – Organizația Umanitară Concordia
Adriana Constantinescu – Fundația Joyo
Mihai Bajku – Asociația Casa de Ajutor Reciproc a Pensionarilor ,,Omenia” București
„Bridge over Time” Award – dedicated to partener organizations
A.C.T.O.R. Asociația Culturală pentru Teatru și Origami din România
Fundația Timișoara ‘89
„Professionals of Good Deeds” Awards – companies offering pro-bono services
Cheil-Centrade – PR, graphics and design services
Dacris – print and production
DLA Piper – legal advice services
KPMG – accounting and payroll services
„Care for the Others” Awards – individual volunteering
Irina Anca Mureșan – reading club
Adriana Simu – ,,Floare de colț” Campaign
Ioana Apa – mentoring
Ruxandra Groza – activities with the children enrolled in the day centers
Gabriel Blăniță – supporter of United Way Romania at Bucharest International Marathon, october 2019
„Initiatives that Transform the Community” – companies volunteering