Voting for the readers’ winner of the Olga Memorial Prize closes at the end of tomorrow, so vote now!
The shortlisted are as follows:
- Dhaval Udani of GiveIndia
- He Daofeng of China Foundation Center and China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation
- Itır Erhart and I Renay Onur of Adım Adım (Step by Step), Turkey
- Larisa Avrorina of CAF Russia
- Lucia Dellagnello of ICom (Instituto Comunitario Grande Florianopolis), Brazil
- Natalya Kaminarskaya of Russian Donors Forum
- Rūta Dimanta of Foundation ‘Ziedot’ (‘Donate’), Latvia
The “readers’ winner” will be announced in the first week of March.
The winner of this year’s prize will be announced at the WINGSForum to be held in Istanbul 26-29 March.
This year’s shortlist is once again extremely diverse, both geographically – with finalists coming from Brazil, China, India, Latvia, Russia and Turkey – and in terms of the approaches to building philanthropy for social change that it represents.
Both Natalya Kaminarskaya in Russia and He Daofeng in China have done much to transform philanthropy into a more integral part of the life of their country, stressing the importance of transparency, accountability and information sharing.
Both Dhaval Udani in India and Rūta Dimanta in Latvia have developed hugely successful online giving platforms in countries where giving by individuals was until recently almost unknown, while Itır Erhart and I Renay Onur are promoting philanthropy in Turkey by raising money through sporting events.
While Lucia Dellagnelo is the founder of Brazil’s second community foundation, Larisa Avrorina has been supporting community foundation development in Russia for over a decade.
You can find out more about the finalists in a special supplement, kindly sponsored by Charities Aid Foundation, which gives a short profile and interview for each finalist.
Find out more about the prize here>