Ilija Kamchev Foundation
In 2011, Orka Holding announced the beginnings of Ilija Kamchev Foundation, named after the renowned company’s founder. The humanism, vision and responsibility of the company’s founder remain a never-ending inspiration for all of us, successors of his philanthropy.
Ilija Kamchev Foundation aims to help educate the young and promising medical staff, doctors by providing scholarships i.e. allocating funds for their professional specialization, as well as providing free training at Acibadem Sistina Hospital and other renowned medical centers.
Moreover, Ilija Kamchev Foundation supports activities towards other society segments that are of interest to the general public. The Foundation supports and is actively involved in the implementation of projects and initiatives that contribute to the development of publishing, art and culture, social care, sport, environmental protection and other activities of social interest.
In the period from 2014-2018, the Foundation has made donations of 14,500,000 denars for various purposes. 3,000,000 denars have been donated for providing scholarships to talented students, 320,000 denars have been donated to the City of Skopje intended for the Skopje ZOO, 750,000 denars to the Orphanage for Infants and Children in Bitola, 1,000,000 denars to the Red Cross for managing flood affected areas and almost 2,000,000 denars to the Ministry of Culture.
At the same time, via its Art Skopje branch, the Foundation aims to be active in the field of art in the Republic of Macedonia, supporting young artists, organizing art exhibitions and other activities pursuing to affirm the art and its creators.
“Art Skopje”, the Center of Contemporary Art, is a segment of the project activities by Ilija Kamchev Foundation. The Foundation has begun investing in a new and unique project for development and support of creativity and free artistic spirit. The Center aims to enrich cultural contents and above all to promote and support young talented artists in the country.
“Art Skopje” is a kind of beginning of the general goal – creating an independent center for development of culture and contemporary art in the Republic of Macedonia. Focuses of the program platform are the young generations of Macedonian painters, sculptors and multimedia artists. Some of the Center activities would be intended for initiating international cooperation and sharing experiences with artists, curators and organizations around the world.