Larisa Avrorina

Charities Aid Foundation Russia (Russia)

"For me taking part in the Summit means going on a fantastic journey to meet with people who develop philanthropy across the globe. It is an opportunity to meet those who aim to change the world making it better and more responsive to people’s needs; the ones who help to deal with the most important issues; the ones who seek and find new resources for community development in different countries.

The Summit is an opportunity to bridge the social gap between various countries, connecting people who create favourable conditions for cooperation and philanthropy development in today’s global world. Now we can say with certainty that this cooperation has enabled community foundations in Russia to develop in a wide variety of environments from big cities to the smallest settlements, building both upon international experience and best practice and Russian historic and cultural traditions. 

Community foundations in Russia have been developing for just over 20 years, but they have already made a considerable contribution in development of philanthropy in the country. Russian community foundations are a model of local philanthropy of national importance."

People Behind the Summit