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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

April 4, 2011, Vol. 8, No. 10

"If you don't like the road you're walking, start paving another one."

-- Dolly Parton

WE WELCOME PAGE PERSONNEL AS A NEW FOUNDATION MEMBER

We thank Eric Van Vliet (CEO of Athlon Leasing) for inviting Jerome Lafuite, to our Spring Breakfast last week. Jerome, the Managing Director of Page Personnel, felt a special warmth and attachment to our Foundation’s mission, and he was touched by new DVD presentation “Team Building with Purpose.” He decided on the spot that the FCSR was just the right place for Page Personnel, and we are delighted to welcome Jerome and Page as our newest Foundation member.

Michael Page International has 35 years expertise in professional services recruitment. Over this period they’ve grown organically to establish themselves as one of the best-known and most respected consultancy companies, employing more than 3,800 people in over 143 offices and 29 countries worldwide.

Michael Page International (Poland) specializes in the recruitment of interim and permanent middle-to-senior management in the following sectors: Finance & Accounting, Banking & Financial Services, Sales & Marketing, Supply Chain & Purchasing, Engineering, Information Technology, and Pharma & Healthcare. Michael Page was voted 58th in the Sunday Times '100 Best Companies to Work For' list for the year 2011, and received particular commendation for its organic growth policy and development of talent from within.

We are especially happy with the Michael Page philosophy of Corporate Social Responsibility. “We regard Corporate Responsibility (CSR) not just an obligation, but a commitment to causes and practices we firmly believe in. Ever conscious of our business conduct, our approach to all CSR activities is to engage closely with our stakeholders, to understand their needs and issues, set achievable targets and implement plans.” www.michaelpage.pl

YOU ASKED FOR IT... NEXT COOKING TRIP TO THE PROMISELAND MAY 5-6TH

We’re accepting reservations for our next cooking trip to the PromiseLand. We initially thought we would forgo the spring trip, but the pressure to schedule another one has been mounting since our spring breakfast. So, PromiseLand here we come!

We’ve had numerous requests from our members to schedule time during our trip to visit schools that might participate in the “Cargill Team Building Model” programs in the fall. We will do just that. Come and select the school projects you'd like for your team building.

We have 6 reservations so far and have space for 9 more CEOs to attend. We will fly from Warsaw on the morning of May 5th, and fly back in the early evening of May 6th.

The cost of the trip will be approximately 1.250 PLN per person and will include airfare, lodging, meals, ground transportation and incidental expenses.

We will take reservations on a first come first serve basis.

CHARITABLE GIVING LAGS ECONOMIC GROWTH

Charities are seeing improvements in fundraising, but progress is slow, a new report says. Fewer charities reported declines in fundraising last year compared to 2009. But a larger percentage of organizations reported bringing in about the same amount of revenue both years.

Just about half (52%) said they met fundraising goals, about the same as in a similar 2009 survey.

Giving was consistent across all types of charities, including arts, education health and religion. International organizations were most likely to report growth in giving.

DATES TO REMEMBER

April 21- Advisory Council Breakfast Meeting, InterContinental Hotel at 0830.

May 5-6th – Cooking Trip to the PromiseLand. Reservations now being accepted.

July 1-3- InterContinental Hotel Scholars Program in Warsaw. The top scholar from each of our 15 schools will be the guest of the InterContinental Hotel.

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

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

"Doubts are crueler than the worst of truths."

- Moliere

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