THE FOUNDATION FOR CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY IS A NETWORK OF 90 INTERNATIONAL CORPORATIONS ACTIVELY WORKING IN POLAND TO AFFECT POSITIVE SOCIAL CHANGE THROUGH CORPORATE PHILANTHROPY. COLLECTIVELY, WE HAVE FED OVER 4 MILLION HOT MEALS 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.
September 26, 2011, Vol. 8, No. 25
"Love is the condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own."
-- Robert A. Heinlein
We are pleased to welcome the Polish American Film Society of Los Angeles as a new Cooperating Organization of the Foundation for Corporate Social Responsibility. The Polish Film Festival Los Angeles is organized by the Polish American Film Society, a 501c3 organization formed to educate and inform the public about Polish culture, Polish films and the country of Poland generally. The organization’s largest event is the annual Polish Film Festival to be held in Hollywood from October 11-20th.
The 12th Annual Festival will open with BLACK THURSDAY by Antoni Krauze on October 11th, 2011 with a star-studded gala during which both Polish and American moviemakers will walk the red carpet at Hollywood's legendary Egyptian Theatre, an extravagant start to a ten-day-long celebration of Polish Cinema through October 20th, 2011 with subsequent screenings at the Laemmle's Sunset 5.
The following films will be screened and represent the most recent achievements of Polish cinema: ENTANGLEMENT by Jacek Bromski, ERRATUM by Marek Lechki, ESSENTIAL KILLING by Jerzy Skolimowski, HOLY BUSINESS by Maciej Wojtyszko, JOANNA by Feliks Falk, LITTLE ROSE by Jan Kidawa-Blonski, THE MOLE by Rafael Lewandowski, MYSTIFICATION by Jacek Koprowicz,THE CHRISTENING by Marcin Wrona, THE RITE OF PASSAGE by Janusz Majewski, VENICE by Jan Jakub Kolski.
This year’s winner of the POLA NEGRI AWARD is Academy Award winner Jon Voight. The following distinguished guests from Poland have been invited to attend this year’s Festival: Marian Dziedziel, Urszula Grabowska, Wojciech Pszoniak, Jerzy Stuhr, Marcin Walewski.
On October 20th, our Foundation will be honored by introducing the screening of the Polish comedy HOLY BUSINESS, directed by Maciej Wojtyszko. Bill and Virginia Chasey will introduce the film, and introduce our Foundation to the audience. The Chaseys will also present our Foundation’s Gold Seal of Approval as a socially responsible organization to Vladek Juszkiewicz, Executive Director of the Polish American Film Society of Los Angeles. We have also invited the famous Polish Actor/Director Andrzej Seweryn to represent the Polish American Film Society at our Foundation’s CEO Breakfast on October 17th at the Warsaw Sheraton Hotel.
The following advertisement will appear in the 12th Annual Polish Film Festival catalogue:
We were notified on Thursday by United Way Worldwide that Cargill USA has awarded a 77,500 PLN grant to our Foundation to continue our Foundation’s Fresh Milk Program. This is Cargill USAs contribution to a matching grant program conducted between Cargill Poland and Cargill USA. You may recall that Cargill Poland contributed a similar amount to the Fresh Milk program in the Spring.
This is the 4th year in a row that the matching grant program has supported our efforts to provide a fresh glass of milk each school day to our Foundation’s PromiseKids. The milk is served along with our Hot-meal program. The support of the program began 4 years ago under the leadership of Cargill CEO Dan Burke, continued by CEO Roger Watchorn, and now is under the leadership of new Cargill Poland CEO, Phil Graham.
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. We are also proud that Cargill has provided 140,000 PLN to our Foundation this year for our Fresh milk program for our PromiseKids.
We can’t thank you enough Cargill for helping our PromiseKids in this incredible way. You are the very best…
While most of us were enjoying vacation time at the beach or in the mountains this summer, Peter Gajewski, President of Discipline Media, and his super team of professionals were busy re-designing our Foundation’s website www.fcsr.pl
Discipline Media is one of the original members of our Foundation, and Peter spends a good part of his time managing our website and preparing our weekly newsletters. He serves on our Foundation’s Advisory Council and lends his expertise to our Management Board whenever needed.
I hope you will all take a look at Peter’s new creation and give us your feedback as soon as possible. We all know that a website is a work in progress and we expect to see many changes over the next few weeks.
Thank you Peter and thank you Discipline Media for an incredible job!
We are happy to announce that Foundation Member InterContinental Hotel has been selected by World Travel Awards as Poland’s leading Business Hotel for the second year in a row (2011), and as Poland’s Leading Hotel for the third year in a row (2011). Now that’s a major WOW!
We are proud of GM Christian Henkemeier and his super team of professionals for their incredible leadership in winning these special awards. They are truly a socially responsible hotel.
Please make your reservation for our Annual CEO Breakfast to be held at 0830 on October 17th at the Warsaw Sheraton Hotel. We have planned hard to make this breakfast the best ever and we trust you will show your support of our Foundation by attending. As always, we have many surprises for you. See you on the 17th of October.
October 1st – Kick off of "Small Change – Big Difference" Campaign at the Warsaw Hilton Hotel.
October 1st – English Training Program begins for 250 PromiseKids.
October 11-20th -12th Annual Polish Film Festival to be held in Hollywood.
October 17th – Fall CEO Breakfast hosted by the Sheraton Warsaw Hotel, 0830. Please make reservations now.
February 13th – 8th Annual Dinner Dance at the Warsaw Hilton Hotel. Mark your calendars for this special event.