Business & Social responsibility
Charities & Foundations management, marketing & communication
Endowment Capital management
Transformation from being good to doing good
About meI’ve spent 20 years in Private Wealth Management working for various financial institutions and managing HNWI’s money to finally find myself being lost in social entrepreneurship.
Since 2014 I run M. Čiuželio labdaros ir paramos fondas and it’s core project Sidabrinė linija - a free of charge befriending and support line, providing information, friendship and advise to the lonely and isolated old age people (www.sidabrinelinija.lt).
I am happy to discuss my past and present experience, knowledge gained and lessons learnt in finance, investments, wealth management, social entrepreneurship as well as off-business (for profit and not for profit) topics I’m passionate about:
Wine, food, art, bonistic, travelling, haute horlogerie, road biking, high altitude mountaineering.
Spent most of the day today working with our Foundation's new project. At the end wanted to nail the very last nail in my proposal to prospective donors, however, inspiration was gone already.
Fortunately we still have google :) Found very strong argument for the ones who care and dare:
Philanthropy imagines new approaches. It dreams of change and creates different paths to those of the present. It steps back from the mundane busy-ness of everyday events and sees that something can be done differently and better. It shines a light on our prejudices current and past and is an instrument for changing the way that people think about something. It would be a mistake to believe that philanthropy does this on its own. The dreaming, planning and imagining is supported by philanthropy, but philanthropy does not own this space. Philanthropy provides the mechanism and the resources. It creates the space where risks can be taken and where, sometimes, the unimaginable is imagined. The space is filled with people who have ideas and visions, who are skilled in their areas of expertise and who take great leaps of faith in imagining how they will change their world.
Christine Edwards, Former CEO at The Myer Foundation and Sidney Myer Fund, Australia Acceptance Speech for IFIP Annual Award, 2010