Who we are

We believe every child deserves access to the best medical care. In Poland far too many children have to wait for accurate diagnoses and effective treatment. Friends of Children’s Hospital in Warsaw gives those who care about children an opportunity to have a positive impact on pediatric care in Warsaw.

PEOPLE OF THE FOUNDATION

EXECUTIVE COMMITTE

The Executive committee oversees the day-to-day activities of the foundation. It is also responsible for developing annual and long-term plans.

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John L. Gabrovic

President

John is seasoned entrepreneur in the restaurant, leisure and commercial real estate industries having managed in multicultural and multi-country environments, serving investors and building staff and infrastructure to achieve results.

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Magdalena Witek

Member

Magdalena is a Legal Advisor. With a Masters’ Degree in Law and Administration from Warsaw University. Lawyer with more than 9-year-experience in real estate transactions and investments in Poland. Specializes in real estate, corporate, commercial and finance work.

BOARD

The Board takes major decisions regarding the Foundation and its financial activities.
It also sets long-term strategic plans.

Marcin Klammer

CEO, Arcadis Sp. z o.o.

Brian D. Patterson

Managing Partner of White Star Real Estate

Janice Rzycki

Independent advisor and social activist

Michał Sternicki

General Manager Poland, Aareal Bank AG S.A.

Craig Smith

Publisher, EuropaProperty.com

OUR HISTORY

Founded in 1993 with the support of USAID (United States Agency for International Development), the Friends of the Children’s Hospital in Warsaw is one of the oldest Public Benefit. We’ve donated more than 25 000 000 PLN to children’s hospitals in Warsaw during the past 24 years by purchasing the medical equipment, funding renovations and supporting the professional development of the medical staff.

SEE HOW WE'VE BEEN IMPROVING IN
PEDIATRIC CARE IN WARSAW:

2016

2016
  • Donated medical equipment to a pediatric ward at the Military Institute and to the Kopernika Hospital
  • Delivered an ultrasound machine and a monomeric probe to the Pedatric Hospital of WUM
  • Broadened mission to support all children’s hospitals and wards in Warsaw

2015

2015
  • Delivered cardiology equipment worth over 1.5 M PLN including 2 sophisticated ultrasound machines

2014

2014
  • Funded 12 cardio monitors
  • Donated an endoscope washer

2013

2013
  • Donated a dual-respirator JET, the first of its kind in Poland, which enables surgery in children without the need to intubate

2012

2012
  • Created and equipped a cytostatic lab to administer oncological drugs more precisely and prevent risks for the medical staff

2010

2010
  • Created and equipped an outpatient center for general pediatrics

2009

2009
  • The American Quo Vadis-Gavell Family Foundation funded a 5-year program for minimally invasive surgery, allocating around
    $100,000 per year.

2006

2006
  • Equipped a surgery department with modern medical equipment including an X-ray machine, a lamp, an operating table, etc.

2004

2004
  • Converted a former hospital library into an outpatient psychiatric clinic

2002

2002
  • Provided a Nitric Oxide Used to Treat Children with Congenital Heart Defect
  • The Friends Foundation has been recognized as a public benefit organization

2000

2000
  • Equipped the Intensive Neonates Care Unit which enables saving premature babies and newborns

1998

1998
  • Introduced a bone marrow transplant program
  • Renovated the Department of Hematology and Oncology

1997

1997
  • Created one of the first children’s dialysis program in Poland

1995

1995
  • Renovated and equipped the Intensive Care Unit

1994

1994
  • Provided a new lift as one of the first donations. Since then, little patients could

1993

1993
  • The Friends of Litewska Children’s Hospital foundation was formed with the support of USAID (the United States Agency for
    International Development) to help the Litewska Children’s Hospital (now changed to the Pediatric Hospital of WUM).

Documents

Statute

Registration Documents
(NIP, REGON, KRS)

Current KRS excerpt you can find HERE.

GOVERNANCE

Full transparency and superior governance are a priority for the Friends Foundation. You can find complete information about Foundation activities and financials in our reports below. We raise money to help pediatric units in Warsaw provide children with the best medical care. Over 95% of your contributions directly funds our work in hospitals.

  • 4% Research

  • 87% Medical equipment and related capital schemes

  • 5% Patient, family and staff support

  • 4% Accommodation and other

White Star Foundation covers the salaries, office space and utilities needed to run the Friends Foundation.
Thanks to help of WSF, our administrative costs are that low.

Reports on public collections

“Friends of the Children’s Hospitals in Warsaw” (previously known as “Friends of Litewska Children’s Hospital”) foundation was founded in 1993. Since 2002 it has been recognized as a public benefit organization (organizacja pożytku publicznego, OPP).