The twentieth Olga Havel Award was given to Ladislav Dohnal, a blind organ player from Sezimovo Ústí, who has been helping seniors for more than 30 years.
The jury picked the laureate from fifteen nominees. Representatives of the Committee of Good Will - Olga Havel Foundation awarded him at the Profesní dům of the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics at the Charles University in Prague. On this occasion the Foundation also gave thanks to significant donors and partners and awarded outstanding projects of the non-profit organisations. Cultural part of the event included performances by the band Musica Lucis Prague and organ player Michal Novenko. The event was moderated by Karel Diviš.
Ladislav Dohnal from Sezimovo Ústí is blind. He was born on the 29th of October 1934 and lost sight when he was one year old. Mayors of three towns Sezimovo Ústí, Tábor and Planá nad Lužnicí repeatedly nominated him for the Olga Havel Award. Ladislav Dohnal dedicated his life to music, worked as a teacher, established and led lessons of singing and since 1982 has been playing organ at the St. Václav church in Planá nad Lužnicí. He has been visiting senior meetings and events for 30 years and brings joy wherever he comes. He is a unique example of an active senior. In 2010 he was awarded a prize for his lifelong work in the field of health and social care given by the Ministry of Healthcare.
On the occasion of the Olga Havel Awards the Foundation gave thanks to all its donors, partners and volunteers for cooperation..
Thanks were given for
Significant financial support
- Věra Kičmerová
- ENAPO OBCHODNÍ a. s.
- INVESTIČNÍ KLUB, a.s.
- Českomoravská komoditní burza Kladno
- MUDr. Jiří Kuneš
- Gymnázium Olgy Havlové Ostrava – Poruba
- Tomáš Jelínek - ČSOB PB Teplice
- Karolina Granja
Outstanding project management
- Olga Fečová
- Mgr. Jana Šesták
- Mgr. David Lukeš
- Mgr. Eva Liberdová
- Michal Roškaňuk