Thanksgiving Ball raised CZK475.600,- to fund schools & NGOs aiming to improve the community life. 2015 Wings Award goes to David Šmejkal of Poradna pri financni tisni.

On Saturday, November 21, AmCham organized its traditional Thanksgiving Ball for its members and their business partners at the Zofin Palace. The evening was in the spirit of social responsibility. Thanks to the Silent Auction nearly CZK 500.000,- can be allocated through AmCham´s philanthropic program One World, Many Voices for schools´ & NGOs´ projects across the Czech Republic aiming to improve the community life. AmCham Wings Award to a community leader was awarded to David Smejkal of Poradna pri financni tisni, o.p.s. (click on the title to read more)

To see event´s photogallery, click here.


Thanks to the ball´s attendees CZK 255.600,- was raised during the Silent Auction. Together with CZK 220 000,- donated by members when purchasing corporate tables the total amount raised was CZK 475.600,- for AmCham One World, Many Voices program.

The highest bid CZK 23.000,- was made for a Cooking Class led by chef Roman Paulus, a recipient of the Michelin star donated by Radisson Blu Alcron.

All proceeds raised will be granted to local associations and schools to help make their communities better places to live and work.

2015 AmCham Wings Award to a community leader who has done the most to improve the community in the Czech Republic was awarded to David Smejkal, Director of Poradna pri financni tisni, o.p.s. for his work with people in financial distress. By this award, AmCham aims to recognize those citizens, who are interested in current societal issues, take the active role and lead the change to significant improvement. 


AmCham Silent Auction Donors:

  • 3M Cesko
  • Amway
  • Asten Hotels
  • Brown-Forman
  • Casa Serena
  • Chateau Mcely
  • Coca-Cola Beverages
  • Constellation
  • Dallmayr Kaffee
  • DSA
  • Eliska Haskova Coolidge
  • Estée Lauder
  • Fashion Arena Prague Outlet
  • FranklinCovey
  • Hewlett-Packard
  • Hilton Prague Hotel & Hilton Prague Old Town
  • Hotel Paris
  • House of Wine
  • Lobkowicz Events Management
  • Mandarin Oriental, Prague
  • McDonald´s
  • Opel
  • Park Lane International School
  • Philips
  • Prague Marriott Hotel
  • Radisson Blu Alcron
  • Rosa Olympia Estrella Dance & Movement Studio
  • SPEVACEK vzdelavaci centrum
  • Suit & Me (Obleky na míru)
  • T-Mobile
  • Vienna International Hotels & Resort
  • Zatisi Group


Corporate tables donors:

  • American Express
  • AV Media
  • Bell Helicopter Textron
  • Citibank Europe
  • Coca-Cola Ceska republika
  • Deloitte
  • Dentons Europe CS
  • Eaton Elektrotechnika
  • EY
  • Hewlett Packard & HP Inc.
  • KPMG Ceskarepublika
  • Medtronic
  • Parker Hannifin Czech Republic
  • Philip Morris
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • White & Case (Europe)

Many thanks to sponsors & supporters of the 2015 Thanskgiving Ball:  Coca-Cola, Dallmayr Kaffee, Two Tales Brewing, Mikenopa, and Zátiší Group.

To see event´s photogallery, click here.

See also NGOs with their projects aiming to improve the community life presented at the Ball: KOKOZA – kompostování, SANANIM/organic farm U Karáska, Czechitas/"IT pro holky", Rozlet/Café Bazaar, AFS Mezikulturální programy, Etická výchova/ASET, & Lékořice/Art Therapy




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