Good Deed Foundation
"Good Deed" Foundation
The Motto of the Award
The greatest evil of this world is not strength of the evil ones, but rather weakness of the wise
Wouldn't it be better to spread good instead of fighting with evil?
Antoine de Saint Exupery
“Good Deed” and Andrej Sakharov Prize
Thank you for your kind letter seeking the patronage of the Europen Parliament for the ceremony of the "Good Deed" award 2008, which is organised by the "Good Deed" Fundation on December 5 in Warsaw..
The prize, granted for outstanding achievements and acts motivated by benevolence, humanism and the principle of law and democracy, reflects the concems of the European Parliament who is well known for its commitments in these fleids. I also note that my colleague Professor Jerzy Buzek is honorary President of its Jury. Our Institution grants annually the Sakharov prize for freedom of thought, and I am therefore delighted to lend the patronage of the European Parliament to your prize.
Vorsitzender des Europäischen Parlaments Hans-Gert Pöttering
The ZU award was established in 2005 by Roman Żelazny and Piotr Mroczyk who were soon joined by a further four donors. Echo Enterprise sp z o.o and the Echo Krasnegostawu weekly provided organizational support. The ZU prize was granted for the first time in December 2005 and the prize winners automatically became members of the ZU Award Committee.
Rada i Zarząd Fundacji
Prof. dr Zdzisław Najder -
Zdzisław Najder, b. 31 Oct. 1930 in Warsaw, professor of the humanities, historian of literature, political scientist, publicist. In 1976 founded the clandestine Polish League for National Independence. 1982-1987 Director of the Polish Service of Radio Free Europe. Sentenced to death (in absence) by the Polish Communist authorities, 1983. Chairman of the Civic Committee, 1990-92. Founder and first President of the Polish Atlantic Club, 1991-93. Since 1994 President of the Joseph Conrad Society (Poland). 1999-2004 member of the National Council for European Integration. President of the Weimar Club, 2004-. 1997-2003 taught at Opole University, now at the Tischner European University, Cracow.
Proposing candidates for the ZU award
Private individuals, organizations and institutions can propose candidates for the award. Priority will be given to candidates proposed by members of the awards committee. The closing date for awards is September 30 each year.