The winners of 2017 Philanthropy Awards which are presented by Horus Association, were announced during a ceremony in Skopje on 26th October.
The goal of OKO Philanthropy Awards, is to publicly recognize and distinguish those companies, associations, foundations, citizens and the media, which have supported the development of the community, and stimulated the strengthening of philanthropy in Macedonia, over the course of the past year.
Of course, the award itself is not merely a title. It is also an opportunity to raise public awareness, and help those involved in activities and projects for improving the society to gain support and deliver important messages about solidarity, respect, humanity and kindness.
Apart from recognizing the donors, OKO Awards is also allows beneficiaries to publicly express their gratitude for the support and share their stories.
The winners of in this year’s categories are as follows:
- OKO - Association Award / Foundation for Special Contribution to the Development of Philanthropic Practices in the Republic of Macedonia: Youth Association YMCA Bitola
- OKO - Journalist / Media Award for a Special Contribution to the Development of Philanthropic Practices in the Republic of Macedonia: TV21
- OKO - Special award for established long-term strategic partnership between the business and civil sector (joint award for enterprise and association / foundation): Alkaloid AD Skopje and Red Cross of the City of Skopje
- OKO - Corporate philanthropy award for a small enterprise: Freshys Skopje
- OKO - Corporate philanthropy award for medium enterprise: Rok Kafana Rustikana Skopje
- OKO - Corporate philanthropy award for a large enterprise: Sparkasse Bank AD Skopje
- OKO - Award for individual philanthropy from R. Macedonia: Mr. Borce Stamenov
- OKO - Special Award for Incentive of Philanthropy in the Community: Humanitarian organization Sveti Spas Skopje
The philanthropy awards are presented within the framework of the SIGN Up for Impact project implemented by Horus, as a member organization of SIGN - the regional network of local foundations of the Western Balkans, and with financial support from the European Union.