9 September 2019

20 participants selected to take part in the EFC Philanthropic Leadership Platform: Russia-Europe 2019

20 participants from Russia and Europe have been selected to take part in the Philanthropic Leadership Platform: Russia- Europe 2019, a new EFC exchange programme aiming to enable participants to explore what’s next in philanthropy and learn from some of their most innovative peer organisations.

“Selecting the 2019 fellows was a difficult task because so many of the applicants are doing amazing work addressing the most pressing problems our societies face. We look forward to welcoming the fellows of PLP: Russia-Europe 2019 and helping them to amplify their ideas and build new exciting partnerships,” – Gerry Salole, EFC Chief Executive.

“We consider a dialogue about the philanthropy future between leaders from different countries as an important contribution to shaping the strategic vision of the non-profit sector. The state of philanthropy tomorrow depends on initiatives and actions by real people today. This is why is the joint discussion of challenges, theories and contexts allows to critically explore processes defining the current philanthropy landscape and future trends. We are very glad that the exchange program caused interest from philanthropy professionals representing different countries and very diverse organisations. We hope that Philanthropic Leadership Platform: Russia-Europe will become for them a source of new ideas and interesting partnerships.” – Oksana Oracheva, General Director, Vladimir Potanin Foundation

The tailor-made programme  will encourage fruitful connections between Russian and European philanthropic practitioners and improve their global competences. The first edition of the exchange will focus on the question of how philanthropic organisations can co-create, learn, adapt and scale lasting solutions to societal challenges.

The programme is funded by Vladimir Potanin Foundation and implemented by the EFC. Learn more about the Philanthropic Leadership Platform: Russia-Europe

The 20 participants are:


Anastasia Lozhkina, Director of Development and Fundraising, Foundation “Arifmetika Dobra”

Anna Myslova, Head of Resource Centre, Partnership for Every Child (P4EC)

Anna Skorobogatova, CEO, Hospice Charity Fund VERA

Elena Abrosimova, Board Member, Centre of the Development of the Legal Clinics

Ilya Chukalin, CEO, Presidential Grants Foundation

Irina Pavlova, Deputy Strategy Executive, Fund “Our Future”

Ksenia Kotelnikova, Co-founder, Urban Initiatives Foundation

Larisa Buchelnikova, CEO, Family to Children

Tatiana Burieva, Deputy Director for Development and External Affairs, Arkhangelsk Centre of Social Technologies “Garant”

Veronica Misiutina, Director, Skolkovo Business School



Cassie Robinson, Head of Digital Grant Making, The National Lottery Community Fund

Danijela Šavrljuga Todorović, Head of Support Programme Department, Kultura Nova Foundation

Elke Kristoffersen, Head of Partnerships & Foundations Relations, Centre for Fine Arts, BOZAR

Jenny Peachey, Policy Officer, Carnegie UK Trust

Joseph  Le Marchand, Philanthropy Adviser, Fondation de l’Orangerie

Maria Gutiérrez Domènech, Strategy and Internal Communication Department, “la Caixa” Foundation

Secil Kinay Yilmaz, Special Projects Manager, Vehbi Koç Foundation

Susanne Dahl, Director of Business Development and Partnerships, United Nations Children’s Fund

Szilvia Kochanowski, Project Manager, European Cultural Foundation

Volker Then, Managing Director, Centre for Social Investment