Press Releases 2009 - Culture & Society
Bank Austria customers donate EUR 110,000 to help children with cancer
Bank Austria customers have donated around EUR 110,000 for St. Anna Children's Cancer Research over the last 12 months (as of 1 November 2009). During a visit to the research institute today, Bank Austria's chairman of the Management Board, Willi Cernko, presented a symbolic check to the head of the institute, Professor Helmut Gadner.
Bank Austria supports qualification project for young people
The objective of the charity campaign by Bank Austria in connection with the 2009 KünstlerSparbuch savings book was to increase mobility for the young participants of the “space!lab” project. For each KünstlerSparbuch savings book opened, Bank Austria donated 50 cents.
Writing for CEE journalism prize goes to Florian Klenk
Florian Klenk, the deputy editor of the Viennese newspaper Falter, has been awarded this year's Writing for CEE journalism prize, and a recognition award went to the Bulgarian writer Vlado Trifonov. Florian Klenk received the award, which was presented for the sixth time by Bank Austria and the Austria Press Agency, along with EUR 5,000 for a report that appeared in the Berliner Zeitung in August 2008.
Highlights from the UniCredit Group Collection":
An Exhibition at the Bank Austria Kunstforum, Vienna
The UniCredit Group Art Collection, one of Europe's largest corporate collections, is the source of a travelling exhibition entitled PastPresentFuture, which opens Friday, October 16 at the historic Bank Austria Kunstforum in Vienna. Works will be on display from the collections of the various banks that make up the UniCredit Group.
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Herbert Brandl has designed Bank Austria's new KünstlerSparbuch savings book
Bank Austria is providing a particularly attractive KünstlerSparbuch also this year, for the first time in connection with charity. For each new savings book, Bank Austria will spend 50 cents to the "Space!lab" youth job project.
Bank Austria donates EUR 20,000 for families in need
Bank Austria is donating EUR 20,000 for families in need. Erich Hampel, chairman of Bank Austria's Management Board, presented the donation to Caritas director Michael Landau at the shelter for women and children run by the Caritas chapter of the Archdiocese of Vienna in the city's Leopoldstadt district. The donation will go to the Bank Austria Familienfonds, which is managed by Caritas and was established fifteen years ago.
Michael Nikbakhsh receives the 2008 Horst Knapp Prize
Yesterday, Michael Nikbakhsh, who heads the economics department at the news magazine profil, was honoured with Bank Austria’s distinguished Horst Knapp Prize for his journalistic achievements in the past year.
Bank Austria employees donate EUR 31,408 to SOS Children's Village
Bank Austria renews 10 sponsorships throughout Austria
Bank Austria sponsored one family in each of the ten Austrian SOS Children's Villages last year. The bank‘s large donation this year of EUR 31,408 was made possible once again thanks to the dedication of its employees, and it will allow the intense partnership with SOS Children's Village to continue in the form of excellent projects for the families.