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Mota-Engil launches foundation with initial endowment of one million euros

28 April 2011 No Comment

“Manuel Ramalho Eanes is the person chosen to chair the foundation Manuel António da Mota, Mota & Companhia’s founder and father of António Mota. The Mota-Engil Group and the family Mota have launched (…) the foundation Manuel António Mota, which has an initial endowment of one million euros. The foundation that is intended to honour the legacy of Manuel António da Mota, Mota & Companhia’s founder, deceased in 1995, aims at being an instrument of social responsibility policy from the Mota-Engil Group, supporting solidarity initiatives. According to António Mota, chairman of Mota-Engil, in the scope of the social solidarity, education and health, environment, artistic support, the foundation – in this launch period – has supported “a very large number of institutions not only in Portugal, but also in countries where we are present, with several thousand euros. ” The foundation is managed by a board of directors and is chaired by Manuel Ramalho Eanes. The head office is in Porto, but it is talked that it may come to settle in the Bom Sucesso Market, where rehabilitation works will start soon. One of the strategic objectives of the foundation is the creation of the Manuel António da Mota Award, which will annually honour organisations and personalities that excel in several social and cultural fields.”

Source: Diário Económico, 14/04/2011