By Rok Vodnik (3rd Generation)
It took us a lot of effort and time, but then, with great pleasure, Alumni MBA Radovljica Foundation delivered the first result. In October, we financially supported one student from the 26thIMB generation. Work continues.
Almost a year ago, with Alumni Radovljica’s fellows and professor Prašnikar we discussed how to help upcoming students that will choose International Full Time Master Programme in Business and Organization (IMB program) to gain master’s degree. After a long debate, we agreed to establish a non-profit institution, a foundation. We rolled up sleeves, checked similar organizations and examples of the good practice. After several months, in April this year, we established Alumni MBA Radovljica Foundation. Foundation is managed by Mr. Jurij Giacomelli, Mr. Nebojša Vučković and myself, Rok Vodnik.
Purpose of Foundation is contribution to IMB’s excellence and its international competitiveness. We pursue our program to stand equal to similar international masters. To achieve that Foundation will provide financial support, which covers tuition fee for some students, and support engagement of the international experts from the academic and business world. Foundation is focused on talented students coming to study on IMB but also to attract foreign students coming to Slovenia. They will spread the word of the IMB program and Foundation, home and abroad, through the various social or academic channels.
We strongly believe that there is nothing as rewarding as seeing some ambitious young men and women’s dream of education comes to realization. Recognizing this, Foundation wants to support higher education and reward academic excellence through scholarships. We aim to prepare and inspire the next generation of managers. Foundation will stand in the gap and provide economic assistance to our college bound youth so that they may have the opportunity to achieve their ambitions of a higher education and prepare themselves for roles as our future leaders.
Goal we are committed to would not be attainable without volunteers. They are dedicated and always ready to help. All of the Foundation’s volunteers are Alumni Radovljica members which confirms that our investments are for the higher purpose. It inspires us and gives us hope for the future of the organization. We know that we are not alone on this journey. We are counting on generous support from individuals, corporations and philanthropic organizations that will help Foundation to remain focused on its vision and execute its mission. We believe Foundation will become an important part of our well recognized programme.
Do you also want to support young potentials? We are looking forward for your response at firstname.lastname@example.org.