Bank Austria employees help
This has become possible through the commitment of Bank Austria’s employees. Spurred on by the fundraising idea, more than 7,700 employees of Bank Austria participated in the Group-wide employee survey. For each completed questionnaire, 4 euros were automatically donated to the donation fund for the house sponsorships.
In the SOS Children’s Village in Pinkafeld, Bank Austria Management Board member Rainer Hauser handed over the house sponsorship contributions in the total amount of 31,000 euros in May 2010. He was pleased to note that many employees of Bank Austria have developed personal contacts with families supported by the bank. Eduard Posch, Managing Director of SOS Children’s Village Burgenland, accepted the donation: "Bank Austria has been a partner of SOS Children’s Villages for many years. We would like to thank them for their social commitment."
Bank Austria’s intensive contacts with SOS Children’s Villages go far beyond the financial donations: Bernd Meister, Head of RegionalCenter Corporates Styria, and Helmut Birringer, Head of Family & SME Banking Styria, organised a barbecue party and – at the children’s request – a football match. They invited the entire SOS Children’s Village Stübing with some 70 children. The teenagers won the match and were pleased with the cup and the new football they received before the barbecue party started.