On 30 January 2015, traditional Gazelle of the Year business awards took place, where, for the first time, business representatives received Patron of Culture of the Year prizes specially designed by the Ministry of Culture for the Lithuanian patrons of culture.
Patron of Culture of the Year prizes were issued to:
- Ramūnas Karbauskis for the support extended to projects generating wellbeing of Naisiai community;
- Saulius Karosas for many years of promoting cooperation of business and culture;
- Group of patrons of the Public Body Vilniaus Miesto Opera: Tomas Kučinskas, Arvydas Avulis, Nerijus Dagilis, Jonas Garbaravičius, Vilius Kavaliauskas, Bjornar Lund, Nicolas Ortiz, Rolandas Valiūnas, Rolandas Viršilas, and Antanas Zabulis for the support extended to young artists.
Charity and Support Foundation established by S. Karosas in 1998 supports young Lithuanian artists and art groups, art and educational staff attending republican, international competitions, master classes, seminars and scientific conferences. The foundation allocates funds to scientific, cultural, educational programs and activities of religious communities, supports projects that focus on the protection and commemoration of the Lithuanian historical and cultural goods.
You are welcome to read Rūta Mikšionienė’s (Lietuvos Rytas) intervu with Saulius Karosas, the main shareholder of Medicinos Bankas.
Picture by D. Umbrasas (Lietuvos rytas)