Partners Albania Organizes for the First Time in Albania the Philanthropy Award 2011

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In the framework of Partners Albania(PA) initiative to promote philanthropy in Albania, an open call for nominations for the Philanthropy Award has been announced. This Award is made possible through the generous support by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. The goal of the award is to keep this old and valuable tradition alive by expressing the gratitude to individuals, families and businesses who contribute to improving the quality of life in the society. The appreciation and stimulation of this activity is important considering the human and economic dimension it represents.

In the framework of PA initiative to promote philanthropy in Albania, an open call for nominations for the Philanthropy Award has been announced. This Award is made possible through the generous support by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. The goal of the award is to keep this old and valuable tradition alive by expressing the gratitude to individuals, families and businesses who contribute to improving the quality of life in the society. The appreciation and stimulation of this activity is important considering the human and economic dimension it represents.

Philanthropy is known as the practice of application of assets: knowledge, passion and wealth, to bring about constructive and sustainable change. In Albania, as in many other countries philanthropic activity has taken various forms depending on the society development needs. Philanthropy is a private initiative of individuals, families or businesses who have the means, time and motivation to support an issue or need which contributes toward a common social good.

All social actors in and outside Albania are invited to submit their nominations for individuals or entities who have and continue to give their contribution in supporting the development of public good in Albania. The three categories for nominations for the Philanthropy Award are:

Award for entities Contributing at the National Level
Award for entities Contributing at the Local Level
Award for the Individual Contribution
Nominations will be reviewed by a representative panel of civil society sector, media and institutions supporting the economic and social development in Albania. Awards will be announced at a public event Partners Albania will organize in November 2011.

To submit nomination please fill in the Philanthropy Award Nomination Form attached and send it by email to partners@partnersalbania.org. The form can be also downloaded from PA website in the following link. Deadline for submitting nominations is November 4, 2011.

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