PEOPLE OF THE FOUNDATION
John L. Gabrovic
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.
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.
Salamanca Capital Poland
CEO, BNP Paribas Real Estate in CEE
Brian D. Patterson
Managing Partner of White Star Real Estate
Independent advisor and social activist
SEE HOW WE'VE BEEN IMPROVING IN
PEDIATRIC CARE IN WARSAW:
Videostroboscope equipment for the Pediatric Hospital of WUM Cardiac monitor for Niekłańska Hospital Beds for Mazovia Neuropsychiatry CenterRead more
Equipment for the Pediatric Hospital of WUM – blood pressure monitors, resuscitation carts, body composition analyzer, cardiac monitor, anti-bacterial matts and comfortable armchairs for parents and medical staffRead more
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 WarsawRead more
Delivered cardiology equipment worth over 1.5 M PLN including 2 sophisticated ultrasound machinesRead more
Funded 12 cardio monitors Donated an endoscope washerRead more
Donated a dual-respirator JET, the first of its kind in Poland, which enables surgery in children without the need to intubateRead more
Created and equipped a cytostatic lab to administer oncological drugs more precisely and prevent risks for the medical staffRead more
Created and equipped an outpatient center for general pediatricsRead more
The American Quo Vadis-Gavell Family Foundation funded a 5-year program for minimally invasive surgery, allocating around $100,000 per year.Read more
Equipped a surgery department with modern medical equipment including an X-ray machine, a lamp, an operating table, etc.Read more
Converted a former hospital library into an outpatient psychiatric clinicRead more
Provided a Nitric Oxide Used to Treat Children with Congenital Heart Defect The Friends Foundation has been recognized as a public benefit organizationRead more
Equipped the Intensive Neonates Care Unit which enables saving premature babies and newbornsRead more
Introduced a bone marrow transplant program Renovated the Department of Hematology and OncologyRead more
Created one of the first children’s dialysis program in PolandRead more
Renovated and equipped the Intensive Care UnitRead more
Provided a new lift as one of the first donations. Since then, little patients couldRead more
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).Read more
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.
87% Medical equipment and related capital schemes
5% Patient, family and staff support
4% Accommodation and other
White Star Foundation supports the Friends Foundation by providing funds for salaries, office space and utilities needed to run the Friends Foundation.
“Friends of 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).