UNICREDIT FOUNDATION ALSO CARRIES OUT ITS ACTIVITY WITH THE AIM OF GROWING A CULTURE OF SOLIDARITY AND PHILANTHROPY, BOTH WITHIN UNICREDIT AND EXTERNALLY, MAKING SOLIDARITY AN IMPORTANT TOOL FOR DESERVING INDIVIDUALS, OR THOSE IN NEED AND FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE COMMUNITIES
An example of enlightened philanthropy was the establishment of the Gianesini Fund, created in 2013 thanks to the generous contribution of a Veronese philanthropist and managed by the Foundation itself.
Thanks to the Gianesini Fund, since 2014 UniCredit Foundation, in collaboration with the University of Verona, launches the "Gianesini Fund" Call every year to reward 4 research projects in the economic and medical fields. The "Gianesini Fund" Call, now in its sixth year in 2019 and intended for graduates, PhD students or research doctors, has so far awarded 26 scholarships to deserving young people.
The 6th Edition awarded four scholarships with a total value of € 100,000: respectively two Scholarships, with a value of € 35,000 each, were awarded to the School of Medicine and Surgery and two grants, worth € 15,000 each, were awarded to the Department of Economic Sciences.
The scholarships of the 2019 Edition went to Anna Pedrinolla and Elia Sechi, for the School of Medicine and Surgery and to Giulio Caldarelli and Cherkos Meaza Gebregergis, for the Department of Economic Sciences.
The award ceremony took place on the 16 December at the Rectorate of the University of Verona and on the occasion Professor Federico Schena, delegate for Didactics, on behalf of the magnificent rector Pier Francesco Nocini said: "It is with great satisfaction that four young people from our University, who stood out for the excellence of the projects presented, are rewarded; thanks to the generosity of Ms. Gianesini and her family, and thanks to the support of the UniCredit Foundation, these young people will be able to carry out their projects, both scientifically worthy and for their social impact, thus promoting the growth of the territory".
The President of UniCredit Foundation, Maurizio Beretta, underlined: "Today, thanks to the resources made available by the Gianesini Fund,
UniCredit Foundation renews its commitment to supporting European excellence in the field of research. The projects of the University of Verona
that we award today, in fact, will benefit from that international perspective which we believe is a fundamental requirement for serious and high-level research".
Ms. Emma Gianesini added: "I am very satisfied to have met in the UniCredit Foundation and in the academic world the sensitivities and professionalism that have allowed to carry on a project that I care about and that has allowed many capable and deserving young people to deepen their knowledge their studies in research fields so important for scientific progress abroad".