Philanthropy Awards winners for 2015 announced

Partners Albania organized on 4 December, in the premises of Rogner Hotel in Tirana, the ceremony gala where were announced the winners of the Philanthropy Awards 2015.

This is a nationwide award, to express gratitude and appreciation to individuals and businesses that contribute to improving the quality of life in the country.




The Award for Contribution at National Level was granted to Alpha Bank Albania, with motivation: For the continuous support in the field of health, education, environment, art and culture and especially for the contribution given to initiatives against breast cancer, provision of equipment for diagnosing potential problems of infants at the maternity hospital “Queen Geraldine”, and the reconstruction of the kindergarten “Zërat e Jetës” in Kamza. The award was given by Mr.Gent Sejko, Governor of the Bank of Albania.

The Award for Contribution at Local Level was granted to Kassel Ltd, with motivation: For the contribution in support of the education and welfare of children though improvement of the infrastructure and renewal of kindergarten “Lulet e Jetës” in Tirana. The award was given by Mr.Aldrin Dalipi, Chairman of the Municipal Council of Tirana.
The Award for Individual Contribution was granted to Mr.Ismail Keta and Mr.Gjetan Keta, with motivation: For contribution to the promotion and development of sport and social life of Bulqiza community through the establishment of the first sportive complex in this town, and generous support to the people in need. The award was given by Ms.Yesim M. Oruc, UNDP Resident Representative a.i.
Special Award “Pioneer of Philanthropy” was granted to Mr.Zyber Hallulli (posthumously) with motivation: For outstanding contribution in support of individuals and families in need in Tirana, development of education and the establishment of the first orphanage in Albania “Streha Vorfnore”, during 1914 – 1927. The award was given by Mr.Sadi Vorpsi, Prefect of Tirana.
Certificate of Appreciation was granted to Ms.Zoje Jakaj, with motivation: For the continuous contribution given to individuals and families in need, especially for the support to education and integration of children with special needs. The award was given by Ms.Ornela Bego, Manager of Corporate Affairs at Telekom Albania.

The ceremony was attended by representatives of the business sector, media, local and international organizations, and local and central government in the country.


The Philanthropy Award is supported by Rockefeller Brothers Fund.

Visit here a photo gallery from the event. For information of the Philanthropy Awards winners over the years click here.