Macquarie Group Foundation supports the Czech DofE Award

Macquarie Group Foundation supports the Czech DofE Award


25. September 2015

The Duke of Edinburgh´s International Award, Czech Republic (DofE) has received a donation of 450,000 CZK from the Macquarie Group Foundation to support its work with socially marginalised youth and widen the network of schools and other institutions involved in the Award Program.

“The Duke of Edinburgh´s International Award and its accompanying projects are great testament to the importance of private initiatives in the field of non-formal education. Achieving the Award helps every young person, irrespective of background or circumstance, to foster and develop skills and personality making him or her ready for work and for life,” says Jiří Zrůst, Senior Managing Director, Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets and Chairman of the Executive Board and World Fellow of The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Czech Republic Foundation, member of the Executive Board of The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Slovensko.

“We are honoured to receive this generous support for the third year in a row. It enables us to develop and broaden the role of the DofE in the Czech Republic. DofE is a unique programme which supports a multilayer development of youth. Every year we welcome more Czech youngsters in the  Award and we are very thankful to our supporters without whom we would not be able to grow,“ describes Tomáš Vokáč, Executive Director of The Duke of Edinburgh´s International Award, Czech Republic.

The Macquarie Group Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Macquarie Group, a leading provider of financial, advisory, investment and funds management services. The Foundation helps strengthen communities through financial support, volunteering and skills sharing. Each year the Foundation helps to fund hundreds of non-profit organisations with the goal of supporting community development. DofE is honoured to be one of the supported organizations.

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