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PRESS RELEASE – DELSOL Avocats Endowment Fund annual competition : And the winners are…

DELSOL Avocats Endowment Fund awards €35,000 to three winning non-profit organisations

Following the cancellation of the National Forum of Associations and Foundations due to the current context, DELSOL Avocats Endowment Fund organised a remote prize-giving event for its annual competition for the very first time.

The three finalists were therefore asked to present their organisation and project in the form of a 10-minute video, to inform and convince the Endowment Fund’s panel of judges. Panel members included lawyers from the firm (Laurent BUTSTRAËN and Lionel DEVIC, partners, Florence ROUILLON-LÉCHÈRE, counsel, and Nicolas NIEL, associate) plus a member of the Association Française des Fundraisers (Yaële AFERIAT).

During the deliberations, the winners and other connected participants were given advice by Laurène HERBELIN from the fundraising specialist Philanthrôpia.

The first prize of €20,000 was awarded to Solenciel, an organisation giving young women the opportunity to leave the world of prostitution by offering occupational training followed by a permanent employment contract in professional cleaning services. Solenciel also provides comprehensive support for real integration into society.

The second prize of €10,000 was awarded to Visitatio which takes innovative action based on local mobilisation to provide companionship for dying patients at home and support for their carers.

The third prize of €5,000 was awarded to La ligne vertuose which gives young adults facing failure an opportunity to gain experience in a company, to produce, mount and assemble furniture made from unused discarded materials.

DELSOL Avocats Endowment Fund is delighted to offer its support to these three organisations and thus help them pursue their development.