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Agency releases Slovak corporate philanthropist chart

THE BIGGEST corporate supporter of the non-governmental sector in Slovakia last year was Siemens, with donations amounting to Sk12.5 million (€329,000), the SITA news agency wrote.

THE BIGGEST corporate supporter of the non-governmental sector in Slovakia last year was Siemens, with donations amounting to Sk12.5 million (€329,000), the SITA news agency wrote.

The Donor Forum published the first overall survey of corporate donors to non-profit non-governmental organizations in Slovakia, entitled "Top Corporate Philanthropist 2005".

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Paper producer SHP Harmanec came second. It gave almost Sk11.5 million (€300,000) in donations, followed by lottery company Tipos with a sum of Sk10 million (€263,000).

The Donor Forum and the economic weekly Trend formed the table of donors based on data from 30 companies that voluntarily divulged their level of donations for 2004.

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