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About The Foundation:
The Charity Foundation “Way of life” is a fund for the development of professional charity in Russia.
It was founded in 2010.

The mission:
WHEN LEARNING NEW THINGS ABOUT PEOPLE, WE REVEAL BEST IN THEM!
The goal
The goal is to build a structure for interaction between NGOs, the State and society. The sphere of activity is a systemic charity.

We implement educational and cultural projects as well as promote arts. The Foundation coordinates donor community and develops animal protection. Our experts are involved actively in the drafting of laws in the social sphere, and exercise public control.

To form, unite and raise to the professional level are the tasks of services that we provide to the “third sector” and socially oriented business.
By supporting the projects and programs of the Charity Foundation “Way of life”, you help orphans, people with disabilities, lonely elderly people, homeless animals and their advocates – all who really need support, warmth, and participation.

The Management of our Charitable Foundation:

The Charity’s Founder

Vladimir Smirnov is a Russian Maecenas, the founder of The Charity Foundation “Way of life”, Vladimir Smirnov and Konstantin Sorokin’s Foundation for Contemporary Art and the Center of Social-Cultural Initiatives Development and Charity “Blagosphera”. Vladimir Smirnov is a Member of the Board of the Government of the Russian Federation on the Issues of Guardianship in the Social Sphere (under O. Golodets), a Member of the Board of Trustees of Morozov Hospital, the Multimedia Art Museum and the State Centre of Modern Art. More than 20 years of his working experience were connected with a company “NOVATEK”. In 2010 Vladimir left the post of the Deputy Chairman of the Board of “NOVATEK” and engaged in the development of the charity sector. Vladimir Smirnov is involved not only in the management of the Foundation, but also helps actively to establish its work: he visits nursing homes, communicates with children from orphanages, and he is a permanent blood donor.

The Director of the Foundation.

Elena Beregovaya is a Candidate of Pedagogic, a Member of the Board of the Government of the Russian Federation on the Issues of Guardianship in the Social Sphere, a Member of the Public Council under the Presidential Commissioner for Children’s Rights, an Expert of the Public Relations Committee of the City of Moscow, an Expert of the Forum “Soobschestvo” of the Public Chamber of Russia, a Member of the Working Group on the Development of Public Control in the Social Sphere under the Presidential Council for Civil Society and Human Rights, a Curator of the Councils under the Government of Stavropol Region, Kaluga Region, Nizhny Novgorod Region on the Issues of Guardianship in the Social Sphere, a Member of the Board of the Charity Gathering “Vse vmeste”, a Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Center for Promotion of Family Education “Blagodarenie”, a Member of the Board of Trustees of the Center for Promotion of Family Education “Doverie” and the Aging Charitable Foundation “Starost’ v radost’”. Elena is an author of more than 20 scientific publications in the field of development of additional education, professional development of employees of social institutions, development of children and youth’s civic consciousness.

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The private Charity Foundation was created by a businessman and a Maecenas Vladimir Smirnov in 2010. In 2015 the Foundation received its present name “The Way of Life”.