Dhaval Udani, CEO of GiveIndia, was named Olga Alexeeva Memorial Prize “readers’ winner” following a recent Alliance magazine online poll. In parallel with the poll, the winner of the 2014 Olga Alexeeva Memorial Prize will be announced during a special awards ceremony at WINGSForum 2014 in Istanbul on 27 March. Click for the interview with Dhaval and a list of prize finalists.
In early February, Alliance magazine will invite readers to take part in an online poll to pick a prize winner, to be announced on the Alliance blog. The judges’ winner will be announced at WINGSForum in March. The five finalists are listed here.
The Olga Alexeeva Memorial Prize aims to encourage the development of philanthropy for progressive social change in emerging market countries. The closing date for nominations is 1 October.
It is with great pleasure and pride that we announce the first winners of the Olga Alexeeva Memorial Prize: Jane Weru and Kingsley Mucheke of the Akiba Mashinani Trust, Kenya.
Maria Chertok, Director of Charities Aid Foundation Russia and WINGS Board Member, guest edited the March 2013 issue of Alliance magazine, along with Filiz Bikmen, Vice Chair of the International Center for Not for Profit Law and former Director of the Third Sector Foundation of Turkey (TUSEV). We caught up with Chertok and Alliance’s longtime editor Caroline Hartnell to talk about the magazine and the legacy of Philanthropy Bridge Foundation founder, Olga Alexeeva.