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THE FOUNDATION FOR CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY IS A NETWORK OF 90 INTERNATIONAL CORPORATE CEOs ACTIVELY WORKING IN POLAND TO AFFECT POSITIVE SOCIAL CHANGE THROUGH CORPORATE PHILANTHROPY. COLLECTIVELY WE HAVE FED OVER 4 MILLION HOT MEALS (60,000 PER MONTH) TO SOME OF POLAND’S MOST NEEDY CHILDREN. OUR MISSION IS TO LEAD THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY IN RAISING THE LEVEL AND QUALITY OF CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

March 7, 2011, Vol. 8, No. 6

"It's not the load that breaks you down, it's the way you carry it."
- Lena Horne

NEW ADVISORY COUNCIL MEMBER AND NOTICE OF MEETING


Jeroen van der Toolen

It is my privilage to announce that Jeroen van der Toolen, Managing Director of Ghelamco Poland, has agreed to serve on our Foundation’s Advisory Council. Ghelamco has been present in the Polish real estate market for 18 years. The company is a part of the Ghelamco group, established in Belgium in 1985 and one of the largest commercial developers in Belgium, France, the Netherlands, Poland, Russia and Ukraine.

Jeroen joined Ghelamco in 2003 as the managing director for Poland. In 2006 he was appointed as the Managing Director for Central and Eastern Europe. He previously worked for Unilever Moscow, and for DTZ Moscow. He was employed by Rabobank in the Ukraine. Jeroen is married and has two children. His hobbies are traveling, backpacking, sailing, snowboarding and discovering new cuisines.

We are delighted that Jeroen has agreed to represent our 90 Foundation members as a member of the Advisory Council.

Advisory Council Meeting April 21, 2011

The Foundation’s 15 member Advisory Council represents the member companies of the Foundation. It meets twice a year and provides advice and support to the Foundation’s Management Board on all issues related to the Foundation’s activities. The meeting of the Council will be held at 0830 on April 21st at the Warsaw Marriott Hotel. We thought this would be a good time to introduce you to the 15 members of the Council who represent you in our Foundation’s business activities:

Marta Waś,
General Manager - Pelikan Polska Sp. z o.o.

Drew O'Malley,
Chief Operating Officer of AmRest

Żaneta Berus,
Managing Director - Warszawskie Centrum Expo XXI

Dan Nistor,
Country General Manager of Coca-Cola HBC

Roger Watchorn,
General Manager - Cargill Polska

Jacek J. Szugajew,
President of Rabobank Polska

Piotr Gajewski,
President - discipl!ne Media Group

Christian Henkemeier,
General Manager of InterContinental Hotel

Juliusz Klosowski,
General Director of the Warsaw Voice SA

Olgierd Danielewicz,
Brand President of KFC

Wojciech Krol,
Vice President and General Manager for Poland and the Baltics of Colgate-Palmolive

Brian Burrough,
Partner of TKG Polska

Eric Van Vliet,
CEO of Athlon Car Lease Polska

Marcin Klammer,
Managing Director of EC Harris Polska

Grzegorz Słyszyk,
Founder and Partner - Słyszyk & Wspólnicy

Jeroen van der Toolen,
Managing Director of Ghelamco Poland

CHRISTIAN HENKEMEIER'S INVITATION TO THE INTERCONTINENTAL HOTEL ON MARCH 25TH

“For the fourth year in a row, it is my privilege to invite all of you to the InterContinental Hotel for a very special Foundation event Our Foundation’s Annual Spring Business Breakfast is just around the corner, and we at the InterContinental Hotel are all geared up to welcome our member CEOs and guest, on March 25th at 0830. We can guarantee that the food will be exceptional, and the program will be one you won’t soon forget. “See you on the 25th! Christian Henkemeier, General Manager

We are delighted that the breakfast will once again be hosted by Foundation Member InterContinental Hotel Warsaw. Christian and his staff of professionals have assured us that this year’s breakfast will top the incredible events the InterContinental has provided the past 3-years. This is hard to imagine, but Christian is a man of his word!

We were very proud to have over 60 CEOs gathered in one room at last year’s breakfast, and seats go very quickly for this very popular event. Be sure to make your reservations early. I took the time to write each member CEO a personal invitation this past week, so please don’t let us down.

Our focus this year will be “The Challenge of CSR.”

You won’t want to miss this one, so reserve a seat today.

CARGILL LEADERS OFF TO OUR PROMISELAND TODAY

What an honor it is for our Foundation to have been selected and to welcome 37 Cargill “Transition into Leadership” trainees from around the world to our Foundation’s PromiseLand. The 27 trainees from abroad and 10 from Roger Watchorn’s Management Team from Poland will arrive in the PromiseLand today and begin their one week training exercise that will benefit two of our Foundation’s poorest PromiseLand schools.

It is a special privilege for our Foundation to work so closely with these future leaders of Cargill. We are proud to have the full support and backing of Cargill, with its rich agricultural history dating back to W. W. Cargill’s first grain storage facility on the American Frontier in 1865. The company has grown to become one of the largest, privately owned businesses, providing food, agricultural products, and services around the globe. Cargill employs 131,000 people in 66 countries. Cargill provides 120,000 PLN to our Foundation each year for our Fresh milk program for our 3,000 PromiseKids.

Two Cargill training directors visited Poland in early January and spent 2 days with our Meg and Basia in the PromiseLand planning the very special “Transition into Leadership” field exercise. Well, the planning is complete and the Cargill folks will begin arriving today.

The focus of the Leadership exercise for the Foundation is to improve the condition of two selected PromiseLand schools. The exact nature of the program will remain a secret from the Trainees until they physically arrive in the PromiseLand later today. They will then be expected to take on all of the challenges of the project and demonstrate exceptional leadership skills in the process. Knowing Cargill as I do, I expect our PromiseSchools and our PromiseKids will be greatly enriched by this Cargill leadership experience.

Initially trainees will be given some ‘classroom’ instruction on the subject of high-level leadership, and then put into situations that will challenge their abilities to come together as a team and complete a project of significant value to the community and to Cargill. Cargill concentrates on projects that meet the basic needs of the communities in which they serve.

Cargill Country Manager for Poland, Roger Watchorn will leave nothing to chance. He will spend the entire week with the visiting trainees and ten of his local management team members. His managers will act as volunteer laborers for the trainee group for the project. Roger wants to give them an ‘up close and personal’ view of the work that the Foundation for Corporate Social Responsibility and Cargill are doing in this region.

Natalie and I will spend the last two days with the Cargill folks and we can’t wait to see what they will accomplish during the week. We promise to take lots of photos for our newsletter.

DATES TO REMEMBER

March 7-11th - 37 Cargill "Transition into Leadership" trainees to visit our Foundation's PromiseLand and leave a lasting impression on our PromiseKids

March 11th – EXPO XXI Catering Show - All of our CEOs received an invitation, so please RSVP right away. Support Foundation Member EXPO XXI. Virginia, Natalie and I will be there! See you then.

March 25, 2011 - Spring CEO Breakfast – 0830, InterContinental Hotel, make reservations today!

April 21- Advisory Council Meeting, Warsaw Marriott Hotel at 0830.

May 20th – Warsaw Westin Hotel – Sports weekend for 20 PromiseKids. More to come...

July 1-3- InterContinental Hotel Scholars Program in Warsaw.

August 2-13, 2011 - The Reagan Legacy Foundation’s Liberty Education Tour in California. We will select two PromiseKids to attend.

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

"Teaching a child not to step on a caterpillar is as valuable to the child as it is to the caterpillar."

- Bradley Miller

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