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PORTUGAL: Manuel António da Mota Foundation presented to the public

15 May 2011 No Comment

The Mota-Engil Group and the Mota family have publicly presented the António Manuel da Mota Foundation on April 14. The solemn occasion took place at the Serralves Foundation in Porto, which became the meeting point of the family, friends, former and current employees who had close contact with the founder of Mota & Companhia. Honouring the legacy of Manuel António da Mota, and being an instrument of social responsibility policy from the Mota-Engil Group: this is the purpose of the foundation that will support various solidarity initiatives. António Mota, chairman of the Board of Directors of Mota-Engil, has presented the foundation and revealed that it intends to honour his father and his values, which governed not only the man, but also the businessman and philanthropist. “The foundation is an important step for the family, it is an important step for the Group and we want it to be entrusted with the history of my father, the history of the Group, the history of its employees and of this spirit that arises from solidarity but also from great ambition,” he said. The Manuel António da Mota Foundation was born to contribute to the development of the communities where the Mota-Engil Group is performing its activity, with the purpose of becoming a reference entity among its national and international counterparts. “Over the past few years, the Mota-Engil Group has supported many institutions and causes of the social sphere, not only in Portugal but also in other countries where we operate,” said António Mota. 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. This year, the 2nd edition is devoted to volunteering. The session ended with the viewing of the movie “Manuel António da Mota – Building a Life.”