We maintain the balance between effectiveness, multiplying capital and social interest
Both the company and its founder, Przemysław Krych, are strongly involved in environmental projects and philanthropic activities. We believe that being aware of and participating in local activities that have great impact on the development and improvement of the local community situation should be one of the main goals of every business.
The COVID-19 pandemic also increased the demand for medical equipment, including ventilators that support or replace the work of lungs of the patient. Many Polish hospitals, fearing the growing number of coronavirus-infected patients, are looking for funds to buy them, as they may be the last chance for many patients. Not only did Cornerstone Partners buy the protective masks but also, from the initiative of its founder, Przemysław Krych, together with Santander Consumer Bank S.A., purchased four life-support machines, which were donated to the Jan Mikulicz-Radecki University Clinical Hospital in Wrocław.
Hospitals across the country are struggling with the lack of basic protective equipment necessary during the coronavirus threat. In order to ensure the safety of those who are on the front line in the fight against the disease, our company has donated five thousand protective masks to medical workers of the Independent Public Children's Clinical Hospital in Warsaw. Thanks to the initiative of the employees and the support of the Management Board of the company, it was possible to support the medical environment cooperating with the most defenceless patients of the hospital - children from the transplantology department.
An ideal example of the ecological aspects of our operations, that were carried out by the funds managed by Cornerstone Partners, are investments in the largest in Poland wind farm portfolio with MW 1,100 total installed and planned capacity. It is an environmentally friendly investment reducing both CO2 emissions and carbon footprint. It should be emphasised that this investment provides employment for the local community.
Mention should also be made of the charitable foundations which were co-financed by the company and its founder, in a total amount of PLN 11 million over the last 5 years. It is mainly the Jan Karski Educational Foundation which aims to familiarise the next generations with the legacy of Jan Karski – a diplomat, courier for the Polish Underground State and lecturer at the Georgetown University. He became the world’s symbol of civic responsibility, defence of Human Rights and establishment of social relations based on tolerance and openness – difficult to obtain these days.
Cornerstone Partners team consists of unique people. Devoted and passionate about what they do - but also full of empathy and the need to help others. The pandemic gave us a really hard time. The economy suffered, business as well but the worst impact was on the ones in need. That’s why Szlachetna Paczka was created - to help people with so little. Especially during tough times but also the holiday season - when there should be only moments of joy and happiness. In 2020 employees, committed with their own money to this special cause - trying to make a difference. This event made the holidays a bit warmer for two families - with a ton of gifts and products of basic need. This made us very proud of having the pleasure to work with a team of people that care.
We didn’t forget about the ones without a voice and made a donation to the pet shelter in Józefów.
The next project is the Griffin Art Space Foundation – which aims to support and promote young artists by organising exhibitions and various cultural events. The Foundation supported and co-financed the largest events in the world of art and culture that took place in Poland several times, including WRO International Biennale or Krakow Photo Month Festival.
- 09.2018 - Warsaw
ZBIOK "No man is an Island" - new exhibition at the Polish Word House. Sławek Czajkowski, or ZBIOK, a famous street artist, presented his latest paintings. The exhibition "No man is an Island" was created as part of the Nobody Club artistic project, for all those for whom there is no hope.
- 06.2018 - Poznań
Mateusz Sadowski. 'Shape of the moment' - the exhibition presents the latest animated film by Mateusz Sadowski. During the implementation of three-dimensional stop-motion animation, Sadowski experimented with film, sculpture and photography practice.
- 06-2018 - Warsaw
MAURYCY GOMULICKI. LE JARDIN DES DÉLICES ÉLECTRIQUES - It is a new experimental artistic program, giving artists the opportunity to present their works during special artistic events taking place in the avant-garde modernist Willa Biała.
- 06-2018 - Kraków
Kraków Photomonth - The diverse program of exhibitions, not only photographic ones, enriched with meetings and other events, offers viewers a wide range of contemporary photography and the festival's main theme. Poles and guests from abroad, well-known and appreciated, as well as artists who are just developing their position in the artistic world, individual artists and collectives.
- 05-2018 - Poznań
Triple Bed Double Scotch One Pair of shoes - The exhibition is built around the idea of hotel collections that usually serve to make the space more attractive. By exploring the contexts of the former Hotel Polonez, the exhibition itself will become a controversial collection, striving to redefine its meaning.
- 05.2018 - Warsaw
New Media Night - cooperation between Echo Innovation Space and the Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology. The program aims to support educational projects and activities in the field of the latest technologies, as well as science in synergy with art.
In order to contribute to the development of quality education the support was provided to Evangelical Educational Society that continues the finest traditions of the Warsaw evangelical community, ensuring proper upbringing and education of the youth. The foundation focuses primarily on spreading knowledge and promoting national traditions – runs a Lutheran school in Warsaw.
The Foundation for People with Disabilities in Stróże, which since 1998 has been helping people requiring specialised treatment, received also some financial support. The Foundation was involved in numerous projects, including establishment of a hospice, sports and rehabilitation centre for disabled people or rehabilitation centre for people with multiple sclerosis.