The Robert Burns International Foundation is an organisation that relies on the commitment and dedication of many volunteers and sponsors to carry out our activities year-in-year out. Deloitte has been a supporter of the Robert Burns International Foundation since 2013.
As a company providing services in audit, tax, legal and advisory to a wide range of large local and multinational companies and public institutions, Deloitte aims to help clients and employees make the most of the changing future, maximise their potential and manage risks. But it has also focused on corporate social responsibility for a long time, and the commitment to serve the public good dates back over 13 years. The fact the RBIF Curatorium and the Foundation itself both operate on a pro bono basis was a major factor in Deloitte achieving its goal of providing support in the most effective way possible.
Continuity is extremely important and useful when it comes to fundraising. Large one-off donations enable us to fund bigger projects and initiatives in a single given year, but regular donations, as in the case of Deloitte Hungary who have provided financial support every year since 2013, lend the RBIF stability. It is sponsors like Deloitte that enable us to plan ahead and think more long-term with our charity work, and this has been a big factor in the Foundation’s continued success with supporting sick and under-privileged children in Hungary since 1998, in the early days as the Hungarian-Scottish Society.
Over the time that Deloitte has been a sponsor of the Robert Burns International Foundation they have contributed to a great many projects. Paediatric healthcare is one the RBIF’s main focal points, and on this basis Deloitte has helped provide much-needed equipment and medical devices to different hospitals around Hungary. But there is also a social side to the RBIF’s work, and funding from Deloitte in 2015 contributed to improving the lives of orphans in a children’s home near Szekszárd with sports equipment.
“What really defines us is our drive to make an impact that matters. This ambition guides us not only in business activities, but also in our charity initiatives. The long-term cooperation with the Robert Burns International Foundation is extremely important for us since supporting the RBIF means fostering social change as well as making a positive impact on others. We are glad to contribute to the efforts of the Robert Burns International Foundation.”
Gerard Lucey, CFO, Deloitte Hungary
Their reliability as a sponsor, their willingness to get involved and the fact the activities of the RBIF are so well-aligned with the charity efforts and CSR objectives of Deloitte made them a perfect choice for Sponsor of the Year in 2015. We look forward to a continuing partnership and ongoing success with the help of Deloitte in the years to come.