Andriy Vaskovych, the President of the International Charitable Foundation “Caritas Ukraine”, became a Chairman of the Board of the Ukrainian Philanthropists Forum, whose members are 40 charitable foundations. The new chairman was elected during a management meeting on May 22, 2017.
Andriy Vaskovych substituted on this position Volodymyr Sheihus, the Executive Director of ISAR “Ednannia”, who had been the chairman of the Forum since April 2016.
In his speech at the management meeting, Andriy Vaskovych stated that he aims to make maximum efforts to turn the Ukrainian Philanthropists Forum into an efficient player for the development of a civil society in Ukraine. ’This concerns the following areas as social services system reform, promotion of social entrepreneurship and support of corporate social responsibility. The Ukrainian Philanthropists Forum is to become a platform of social and political transformations, aimed at strengthening of the efficient cooperation of non-governmental organizations and state bodies for the benefit of people,’ Andriy Vaskovych added.
Volodymyr Sheihus, the Former Chairman of the Board, emphasized that the Ukrainian Philanthropists Forum is the biggest organization, promoting development of the respect to a person in Ukraine. At the same time, according to Mr. Sheihus, the Forum is a platform for the joint efficient advocacy of interests of the whole charity sector. ‘We have a lot to be proud of. Over a year, the IPF held an annual conference with a record number of participants, an Interactive map of charity was drawn up based on the traditional Ranking of benefactors, the popular photography exhibition “Charity through the Lens” reached an international level. Online consulting of the UPF on issues of legal and financial charity became a unique permanent service in Ukraine for individual free consulting, specialized in activities of charitable organizations. Shortly before the meeting, we finalized the strategy for further UPF’s activity and determined key direction and strategic priorities,’ Volodymyr Sheihus stated.
Andriy Vaskovych, members of the board and supervisory board, participants of the meeting and team of the Ukrainian Philanthropists Forum thanked Volodymyr Sheihus for his efficient work.