Hồ Chí Minh City resident Nguyễn Trần Hoàng Anh, 32, becomes the only finalist of Southeast Asia to stand with six other nominees in the world for the global prize among philanthropists in emerging markets, namely the Olga Alexeeva Memorial Prize.
The winner, to be awarded a cash prize of 5,000 pounds (US$7,500), will be announced on April 15, 2013 by the organizer – the Alliance magazine headquartered in the United Kingdom.
The prize seeks to celebrate individuals demonstrating leadership, creativity and results in developing philanthropy in emerging market countries.
Besides Anh, six other devoted philanthropists come from Colombia, Belarus, Kenya, Russia, and India with two nominees.
Being nominated for the Olga Alexeeva Memorial Prize by the staff at LIN Center for Community Development, which she co-founded in 2009, Ms. Hoàng Anh was shortlisted by a board of judges.
Nguyễn Trần Hoàng Anh, co-founder of the LIN Center for Community Development
As the communication director for Brand Maker specializing in brand consulting, strategies and design, Hoàng Anh works proactively to help companies, both Vietnamese and foreign, design more meaningful Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programs.
She regularly raises funds and mobilizes her colleagues at Brand Maker to offer pro bono services to local not-for-profit organizations.
In 2011, Hoàng Anh created a Facebook page called “Shop for a Cause” to sell gently used, designer clothing to friends, and donate all of the proceeds to local not-for-profit organizations.
The public are invited to vote for your preferred candidate at the online vote now available at:
Voting closes on March 31 and the results will be taken into consideration by a board of six judges coming from Senegal, Brazil, China, USA, India, and Russia.