DESA Unicum, as the only company on the Polish art market, is professionally involved in Pro Bono activities on a very large scale, organizing or conducting charity auctions. Over the last 17 years, DESA Unicum employees have prepared or implemented almost 90 such auctions. These were both cyclical and one-off events.
We are proud to support philanthropic initiatives, believing that our activities can provide an opportunity to change the quality of life for those in need. We want our actions to change something in the world - we feel that our commitment has a real impact on the people we help. We feel great satisfaction that what we do can provide someone joy and hope. And the fact that everything happens through art gives an additional, symbolic meaning.
DESA Unicum cooperates with the largest and most recognizable foundations and associations, but also devotes a lot of attention to smaller organizations, helping them collect funds for statutory purposes. In the last 17 years, thanks to auctions organized and run by DESA Unicum, over PLN 38 million have been transferred to various foundation's accounts.
Charity in Numbers
period of active charity help
number of charity auctions held
over PLN 38 million
total amount collected for charity
Organizations we work with:
Wielka Orkiestra Świątecznej Pomocy
ammount collected: 2 851 200 zł
Fundacja TVN "Nie jesteś sam"
ammount collected: 10 902 400 zł
Stowarzyszenie Przyjaciół Muzeum Narodowego w Warszawie
ammount collected: 1 459 436 zł
ammount collected: 18 900 zł
Muzeum Sztuki Nowoczesnej w Warszawie
ammount collected: 280 000 zł
Fundacja Bátor Tábor Polska
ammount collected: 3 420 700 zł
Fundacja Razem Pamoja
ammount collected: 957 800 zł
Fundacja Ocalenie "Refugees Welcome"
ammount collected: 220 700 zł
ammount collected: 8 025 000 zł
Fundacja Mam marzenie
ammount collected: 175 400,00 zł
Fundacja Ex animo
ammount collected: 1 265 500 zł
ammount collected: 1 529 000 zł
ammount collected: 226 600 zł
Fundacja "Opiekuńcze Skrzydła" Joanny Radziwiłł
ammount collected: 125 000 zł
Fundacja Międzynarodowy Ruch Na Rzecz Zwierząt VIVA
ammount collected: 134 000 zł
Stowarzyszenie Wielkie Serce
ammount collected: 3 890 154 zł
DESA Unicum employees engage with the Foundations by coordinating the auctions - from acquiring objects, through the development of auction catalogs, storing works intended for auction, to conducting and financial settlement of the auction. DESA Unicum's involvement does not end with the last hammer hit during the auction - on the contrary, we are constantly working in this area throughout the year, and the auction itself is their culmination and inspiration for further action. The experience gained during charity auctions allows us to get even more involved in new projects.
By participating in charity projects, DESA Unicum does not charge any commission on the works sold, and the Foundation is not charged with any costs related to the work of DESA employees involved in the project. We also don't charge the standard auction fee added to the bid amount during this type of events. As a market leader, we believe that our know-how is very helpful in optimizing the results of charity auctions.
In the coming years, DESA Unicum plans to intensify the development of Pro Bono activities in order to be able to help those in need even more effectively.
Charity Auction 20 PLOPP by Oskar Zięta for the 20th anniversary of the TVN Foundation
25 October 2021
Zieta Studio presents a unique edition of pink PLOPP stools, created in cooperation with the TVN Foundation for a month of fighting breast cancer. PLOPP Standard in a unique version in magenta pink, developed in cooperation with the Axalta brand, in a limited number of 20, was auctioned at the DESA Unicum charity auction, which took place on October 25th at DESA Unicum. The turnover of the auction was PLN 102,400, and the proceeds from the sale were donated to the Cancer Prevention Center in Warsaw.
Sztuka dostrzegania. PwC charity auction
22 october 2021
The social project "Sztuka Dostrzegania" was created on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of PwC's presence in Poland and was carried out in cooperation with the DESA Unicum auction house and the painter Michał Zaborowski. The auction included a unique collection of paintings created by him, which portrayed well known personalities from the world of business, culture, sports and social life. The income from the auction amounted to PLN 688 thousand and was donated to four organizations: Centrum Edukacji Obywatelskiej, Fundacja Dajemy Dzieciom Siłę, Fundacja Innowacji Społecznej, Fundacja Integracja.
9th Auction of Contemporary Art, Bator Tabor Polska Foundation
13 October 2021
The Contemporary Art Auction by the Bator Tabor Foundation is permanently included in the annual calendar of events of the DESA Unicum Auction House and was held for the ninth time. Forty-five works were auctioned off, being an outstanding representation of Polish contemporary art. Thanks to the generosity of the bidders, the proteges of the Foundation have the opportunity to attend rehabilitation camps. The income from the auction amounted to PLN 365 thousand and will help finance a trip to summer camps for chronically ill children.
No human is illegal. Charity auction
3 october 2021
On the 3rd of October, at the Zachęta National Gallery of Art in Warsaw, we had the honor of taking part in a unique charity auction for those affected by the crisis of war. People involved in helping refugees staying on the border of Poland and Belarus invited a group of Polish artists to create a unique collection of clothes and accessories. During the auction, it was possible to bid for items of clothing designed and made by artists such as Wilhelm Sasnal, Mikołaj Sobczak or Joanna Rajkowska. The sale of over 60 objects ammounted to PLN 47,000. The proceeds from the auction were donated to foundations, and thus to support refugees to start a new chapter in their lives in Europe. We would like to thank the organizers for their trust and the opportunity to help.
Charity lunch "My kochamy Pabianice"
31 July 2021
On July 31, a charity dinner was held in Aflopark in Pabianice, organized by the "My kochamy Pabianice" Foundation. Part of the event was an auction conducted by Juliusz Windorbski. Among the auctioned objects were works by Edward Dwurnik, Michał Zaborowski, Paweł Kowalewski or a copy of the Constitution of the Republic of Poland with the signature of President Lech Wałęsa.
In total, almost PLN 420,000 was collected during the auction, and the proceeds will be donated to the beneficiaries of the Gajusz Foundation. The foundation has existed since 1997. It runs, among others a perinatal hospice, a stationary hospice for children and the Tuli Luli Intervention Pre-Adoption Center.
Refugees Welcome. Charity auction
20 June 2021
Every year, the Refugees Welcome auction engages artists and art collectors to jointly help to support refugees living in Poland. As much as PLN 220,700 was collected during the fifth edition of the charity auction. The income was donated to the foundations Refugees Welcome Polska and Centrum Pomocy Cudzoziemcom. Together, we are building a new culture of hospitality!
II Dream charity auction
1 June 2021
Over sixty Polish artists wanted to support the small and big dreams of the people under MAM MARZENIE FOUNDATION by participating in the Dream Auction! Their unique works have found their way to numerous collectors and enthusiasts who, by taking part in this exciting auction, made the dreams of children with life-threatening diseases come true. The aim of the project is to connect the world of art with helping. We believe that beauty and kindness go hand in hand.
The charity auction was held on the online platform of the DESA Unicum Auction House from May 18th to June 1st, 2021.
Charity auction "Wielcy Małym". Artists help animals
5 May 2021
DESA UNICUM held an auction from the 5th to the 26th of May. The auction in support of the "Wielcy Małym" campaign raised PLN 134,000. The main beneficiary of the auction is the MRNRZ VIVA Foundation, which supported eight shelters with funds collected at the auction (Korabiewice, Łódź, Skierniewice, Tomaszów Mazowiecki, Kruszewo, Gliwice, Boguszyce Małe, Głowno).
"Kolumb płynie Czarostatkiem". Charity auction benefiting Kazio Więcek
25 March 2021
"Kolumb płynie Czarostatkiem" is a charity auction organized by Mia Art Gallery and DESA Unicum in order to raise funds for the treatment and rehabilitation of 5-year-old Kazik Więcek, suffering from quadriplegic cerebral palsy and drug-resistant epilepsy. The auction includes unique illustrations in the form of works on paper and unique prints by famous Wrocław illustrators: Ewa Kozyra-Pawlak, Paweł Pawlak, Magda Wosik, Piotr Rychel, Tomasz Broda, Gosia Herba, Paweł Mildner and Robert Romanowicz. The auction was held on DESA Unicum online platform from March 25 to April 9, 2021. The auction raised 47,250 zlotys to help Kazio.
Charity auction for the Joanna Radziwiłł Opiekuńcze Skrzydła Foundation
7 January 2021
In January 2021, Desa Unicum organized an auction to support children from the Joanna Radziwiłł Opiekuńcze Skrzydła Foundation, the purpose of which was to support educational and cultural activities for children and adolescents from the poorest parts of Warsaw. The money obtained from the philanthropic auction "Pomaganie to sztuka" will be allocated to the organization, especially during the pandemic, of a series of educational, therapeutic and development activities for 34 children and young people under the care as well as building a new branch of the children's care home in the village of Samoklęski, in the Lublin voivodeship. The auction helped raise PLN 125,000
Treasures of the National Museum in Warsaw. Adoption Auction
14 December 2020
The first auction like this in Poland. The Treasures of the National Museum in Warsaw is an opportunity to adopt your favorite painting, combined with the charitable support of the National Museum in Warsaw. As much as PLN 109,976 was collected at the auction. The income from the project was donated to the National Museum in Warsaw.
XXIX Wielkie Serce charity auction
28 November 2020
200 works were auctioned off for the pupils of the J. Matejko School and Education Center operating at ul. Barska 45 in Krakow. It is one of the oldest institutions educating young people with special educational needs in Krakow. This year's Big Heart Auction was held online, and included works by Magdalena Abakanowicz, Zdzisław Beksiński, Jan Berdyszak, Stanisław Dróżdż, Edward Dwurnik, Stefan Gierowski, Edward Hartwig, Ryszard Horowitz, Jan Młodożeniec, Wilhel Nowosielski, Stanisław Rodziasielski, Stanisław Rodziasielski, Stanisław Rodziasielski, Jacek Sienicke, Franciszek Starowieyski, Marek Sobczyk, Natalia LL and Jan Tarasin. As much as PLN 506,034 was collected at the auction!
Contemporary art auction for Bátor Tábor Poland Foundation
21 October 2020
The Contemporary Art Auction for Bátor Tábor Foundation aims to raise funds and at the same time support chronicly ill children. The Bátor Tábor Foundation has implemented a ground-breaking, experimental program for children suffering from severe chronic diseases at a therapeutic recreation camp near Budapest. This year, PLN 343,700 was collected.
Sztuka Pomagania. 5th Auction of Contemporary Art by the Razem Pamoja Foundation
25 May 2020
Pamoja is a foundation associating artists and teachers from Poland, Kenya and Indonesia, focusing on art and education. In May 2020, the fifth edition of the Art of Help charity auction took place. The auction raised PLN 327,800!
"Mam Marzenie". Charity auction
25 March 2020
The works of over seventy Polish artists have been auctioned off to support small and large dreams of those under the care of the MAM MARZENIE FOUNDATION. A Auction of Dreams is a social project aimed at popularizing Polish modern art in society and collecting funds necessary to cover the costs of implementing the dreams of the children under the care of the Mam Marzenie Foundation - children with life-threatening diseases, such as cancer or cystic fibrosis.
Spragnieni Piękna charity auction
24 February 2020
This is the 4th "Spragnieni Piękna" Ball organized by the Friends of the National Museum in Warsaw, where the charity auction was held again. The auction included bjects made of stone by outstanding Polish artists such as Jarosław Modzelewski, Witold Orski and Karol Radziszewski, as well as adoptions of works from the collection of the National Museum in Warsaw and the Academic Hall for Institutions.
WOŚP Charity auction
12 January 2020
Nearly 120 lots were auctioned off at the second edition of the auction of works of art for WOŚP at DESA Unicum. Part of the auction came from the mBank collection. The total turnover of the auction was PLN 1,160,000. Everything was donated for the purchase of the most modern devices to save the lives of children.
PLN 850 000 for the painting by Julian Fałat, PLN 32 000 for a sculpture by Igor Mitoraj and PLN 11 000 for the Nike 2019 award provided by Mariusz Szczygieł.
ICC Charity Christmas Dinner
4 December 2019
The auction was organized to raise funds for "Fundacja Samodzielność od Kuchni", which engages local communities in helping young people from orphanages in their development and entering the adult world.
Treasures of the National Museum in Warsaw. Adoption Auction
2 December 2019
"Stańczyk" by Jan Matejko, as well as the most outstanding works of such artists as Aleksander Gierymski, Witkacy, Olga Boznańska or Tamara Łempicka, were "adopted" by people participating in the unique Adoption Auction. The proceeds from the auction in the amount of PLN 122,300 were allocated to the National Museum in Warsaw fund.
This was the first auction of this type in Poland!
Contemporary Art Auction of the Bátor Tábor Poland Foundation
20 November 2019
For years, we've been co-organizing the annual auction of contemporary art works for the Bator Tabor Foundation, which as part of its activities offers free holiday trips for children suffering from cancer. This year's auction turnover amounted to over PLN 350,000. The auction was held at the Zachęta - National Gallery of Art.
Wielkie Serce charity auction
17 November 2019
Works by over 200 Polish and foreign artists were auctioned at the "Manggha" Museum of Japanese Art and Technology in Krakow. Magdalena Abakanowicz, Zdzisław Beksiński, Jerzy Bereś, Edward Dwurnik, Ryszard Horowitz, Jerzy Kałucki, Janina Kraupe-Świderska, Ewa Kuryluk, Jan Młodożeniec, Jerzy Nowosielski, Rafał Olbiński, Wojciech Plewiński, Wilhelm Sasnal, Jonasz Sroka, Jonasz Sroka, Warhol. The total proceeds from the auction will be allocated to the needs of children from the Jan Matejko Special Educational Center No. 1 in Krakow, incl. for therapeutic and rehabilitation trips, camps, helping the poorest pupils.
Artyści dla Wiesia. Charity auction
6 November 2019
A serious illness deprived Wiesław Rosocha of the possibility of normal functioning and, consequently, of continuing his artistic activity, which constituted an essential part of his life. The artists donated 62 objects to Rosocha, including Koji Kamoji, Agata Bogacka, Włodzimierz Pawlak, Jarosław Modzelewski, Rafał Olbiński, Wiesław Rosocha, Basia Bańda and Eugeniusz Markowski. The collected PLN 141,800 was spent on creating conditions for further rehabilitation and improvement of the Artist's health.
Cała Polska Czyta Dzieciom. Charity Bal
19 October 2019
Once again we had the pleasure to conduct an auction during the Charity Ball of the Foundation "ABCXXI - Cała Polska czyta dzieciom". During the auction it was possible to bid, on the script from the film "Jack Strong" about Colonel Kukliński, signed by the director - Władysław Pasikowski and the actors, a visit to the European Parliament or a ride with a rally pilot with Kajetan Kajetanowicz and more. All income was allocated to the activities of the Foundation, whose mission is to support the mental and moral health of children and adolescents, as well as wise upbringing.
"Bal Nocy Letniej" by TVN "Nie jesteś sam" Foundation. Charity auction
9 September 2019
Record auction at the Charity Ball of the TVN Foundation "Nie jesteś sam". Once again, DESA Unicum was responsible for conducting the auction, but for the first time in history of the event more than PLN 2,000,000 was collected. The income was donated to support sick children who are under the care of the foundation.
Charity Auction for teachers' children
16 June 2019
On the Anda Rottenberg initiative, we organized a special charity auction, the proceeds of which were allocated to support the summer holidays for teachers' children suffering from the consequences of the strike. The collected amount was divided among the teacher families by the PNA under the supervision of the Social Committee #wspieramnauczycieli, which includes, among others, Krystyna Starczewska, Adam Strzembosz, Zbigniew Hołdys, Henryka Bochniarz, Paweł Pawlikowski, Andrzej Saramonowicz, Olga Tokarczuk, Maria Janion, Wanda Traczyk-Stawska , Maria Sadowska, Joanna Kos-Krauze.
The auction proceeds amounted to over PLN 200,000.
Charity Auction of Contemporary Art. Foundation Razem Pamoja
14 April 2019
The works of Paweł Althamer, Przemysław Branas, Agnieszka Kurant, Paulina Ołowska, Radek Szlaga and Honza Zamojski were auctioned off at the charity auction of Contemporary Art of the Razem Pamoja Foundation. The foundation associates artists and social activists from Poland, Kenya and Indonesia. Income from the auction in the amount of nearly PLN 630,000 was allocated to the initiation of the school in Jacmel, Haiti, including the residence for artists, which is an open space for alternative models of education.
Charity dinner organized by Nasza Fundacja
5 April 2019
The total auction turnover ammounted to PLN 1,195,000, and was entirely allocated to the maintenance and development of the Orphanage in Radymno
Spragnieni Piękna Charity auction
4 March 2019
A charity auction was held during the "Spragnieni Piękna" Ball organized by the Friends of the National Museum in Warsaw. The auction included unique works from the world of art and design, created just for this occasion. Mood Works - a renowned interior design studio run by Dorota Kuć and Karina Snuszka was the partner of the "Spragnieni Piękna" auction. Just for the Friends Association of the National Museum in Warsaw, Mood Works has prepared a design of screens which, thanks to the artists have become unique works of art. Referring to the great tradition of Chinese and Japanese art, the duo Kuć and Snuszka created a modern form, and the interventions of leading Polish artists gave each of the 10 screens a unique character. The total turnover from the auction was PLN 310,000.
"SZTUKA TERAZ" Charity auction
20 February 2019
Art can change the world. Over 100 works by the best Polish artists were put up for auction, and the total turnover was nearly PLN 230,000. The auction included works by Edward Dwurnik, Rafał Olbiński or Norman Leto.
Charity auction for Teresa Budzisz-Krzyżanowska
10 February 2019
The auction, conducted during the concert "You are because you are", organized by the Anna Dymna Foundation "Mimo Wszystko", brought nearly PLN 85,000. The proceeds from the auction were allocated to the rehabilitation and treatment of the outstanding actress Teresa Budzisz-Krzyżanowska.
Charity auction of mBank's collection for WOŚP
13 January 2019
We organized the first ever stationary auction of works of art during the 27th Final of the WOŚP
The turnover from the auction amounted to nearly PLN 1.7 million and was fully allocated to the purchase of modern medical equipment for specialist children's hospitals. It was a record charity auction for the WOŚP in Poland.
In January 2020, we conducted the second edition of the auction for the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity, during which the turnover was PLN 1,160,000.
Spanish Evening of the Ex Animo Foundation Maria Sapieha
24 November 2018
Maria Sapieha Ex Animo Foundation was founded out of the desire to help children suffering from cancer. The total income from the evening was allocated to help children with cancer treated in the Oncology Clinic of the Institute "Monument - Children's Health Center". That evening e collected PLN 155,000 for the foundation
XXVII Charity auction "Wielkie Serce"
18 November 2018
Auction of the "Wielkie Serce" Association this year raised money for the Jan Matejko Special School and Educational Center No. 1 in Krakow, which is one of the oldest institutions educating young people with special educational needs in Krakow. During this edition, as much as PLN 423,500 was collected!
6th Contemporary Art Auction of the Bátor Tábor Poland Foundation
17 October 2018
As part of its activities, the Bator Tabor Foundation offers free holiday trips for children suffering from cancer. This year's auction income amounted to PLN 599,000!
Charity Auction of chairs from the 1960s from the exhibition "Obcy w domu. Wokół marca ‘68"
24 September 2018
Together with the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, we organized a charity auction where 19 armchairs and chairs from the 1960s after renovation were auctioned off. The furniture was part of the scenography of the exhibition "Obcy w domu. Wokół marca ‘68". The proceeds from the furniture auction were donated to the Kuchnia Konfliktu, a restaurant co-created by migrants and refugees who are staying in Poland. The premise of this place is to provide legal employment while combining gastronomy with social activity.
9th Summer Night Ball of the TVN Foundation "Nie jesteś sam"
15 September 2018
The income from tickets and the auction was allocated to the charges of the Foundation, treatment and rehabilitation of children, purchase of medicines and equipment. The 9th edition of the ball managed to collect as much as PLN 2,500,000.
"Spragnieni Piękna" Charity Auction
12 February 2018
The income from the works auctioned off during the charity auction at the National Museum in Warsaw was allocated to the statutory purposes of this institution. PLN 346,000 was collected during the charity auction.
18th Charity Journalists' Ball
3 February 2018
The beneficiaries of the Charity Ball were: TVN Foundation "Nie Jesteś Sam", Polsat Foundation, Radio Zet Foundation, "Przyjaciółka" Foundation (Edipresse Publishing House) and the "Żółty Talerz" project, which provides meals to children from poor families. PLN 400,000 was collected.
Canadian Evening of the Maria Sapieha Ex Animo Foundation
25 November 2017
Ex Animo Foundation im. Maria Sapieha was founded out of the desire to help children suffering from cancer.
XXVI Wielkie Serce Charity Auction
18 November 2017
The income from the auction was donated to the Jan Matejko Special School and Education Center No. 1. The total turnover ammounted to PLN 436,020.
Project "Marzenie" - Charity Photo Auction
15 November 2017
The entire proceeds from the auction were donated to the Mam Marzenie Foundation for the realization of the dreams of children suffering from life-threatening diseases and the "Nasza Fundacja" foundation that looks after an orphanage in Podkarpacie. Together, we collected as much as PLN 56,900.
5th Auction of Contemporary Art of the Bátor Tábor Poland Foundation
18 October 2017
Since 2001, the main goal of the Bátor Tábor Foundation has been to provide life changing experiences for seriously ill children and their families. During the 5th auction of contemporary art organized by the foundations, we raised PLN 661,000.
8th Summer Night Ball of the TVN Foundation "Nie jesteś sam"
2 September 2017
The ball of the TVN Foundation "Nie jesteś sam" is one of the largest charity events in Poland. Money raised through admissions and auctioned items was donated to the organization. This years proceeds will go towards renovating a hospital clinic. During this edition, we raised PLN 1,400,000.
"Spragnieni Piękna" Charity Auction
27 February 2017
The organizer of the charity ball and the auction was the "Przyjaciele MNW" Association. The proceeds from the auction were allocated to the renovation and opening of the Design Gallery of the Polish National Museum, i.e. the first permanent exhibition devoted to the hundred-year history of Polish design. We helped raise PLN 264,000.
Charity Auction for the pupils of the Foundation "Serce Dziecka"
1 December 2016
The aim of the auction was to raise money for gifts for the pupils of the "Serce Dziecka" foundation. The auction raised PLN 54,500.
Portuguese Evening of the Maria Sapieha Ex Animo Foundation
26 November 2016
Fundacja Ex Animo im. Marii Sapiehy powstała z chęci niesienia pomocy dzieciom dotkniętym chorobą nowotworową. Podczas wieczoru portugalskiego udało się zebrać 78 000 zł.
XXV "Wielkie Serce" Charity Auction
19 November 2016
On November 19, 2016, we held the 25th auction of the "Wielkie Serce" Foundation for the pupils of the Jan Matejko Special Educational Center No. 1 in Krakow - the oldest facility of this type in the city. All the collected funds were donated to the needs of the SOSW No. 1 in Krakow. The auction raised PLN 513,300!
4. Aukcja Sztuki Współczesnej Fundacji Bátor Tábor Polska
19 października 2016
Od 2001 głównym celem Fundacji Bátor Tábor jest zapewnienie doświadczeń odmieniających życie poważnie chorych dzieci oraz ich rodzin. Podczas 4-ej aukcji sztuki współczesnej orgaznizowanej przez fundacje, udało się zebrać aż 505 400 zł.
Stock Exchange Charity Auction for the Foundation "Dajemy Dzieciom Siłę"
6 October 2016
On October 6, at the National Theater, a jubilee gala was held on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the WSE and the Capital Market in Poland. Nearly 500 people including representatives of state authorities, the Sejm and Senate, listed companies and investors attended.
One of the important elements of the event was a charity auction, the income of which, in the amount of PLN 162,600 was donated to the "Dajemy Dzieciom Siłę" Foundation, intended to support activities aimed at creating the first in Poland, specialist Child Aid Center, a facility providing comprehensive assistance to child victims of sexual abuse, physical violence and other serious crimes.
7th Summer Night Ball of the TVN Foundation "Nie jesteś sam"
3 September 2016
The ball of the TVN Foundation "Nie jesteś sam" is one of the largest annual charity events in Poland. Income from admissions and auctioned lots was donated to the organization. This year, the money raised will help renovate a clinic. During this edition, we helped raise PLN 2,000,000.
17th Journalists' Charity Ball
23 January 2016
On Saturday, January 23, 2016, the Journalists' Charity Ball was held in the Auditorium of the Warsaw University of Technology. This event was attended by representatives of the media world: journalists, celebrities and politicians. Funds from donations and the auction were donated to the "Dorastaj z Nami" Foundation, supporting orphaned children of public officials, the "Po Drugie" Foundation that supports young people at risk of social exclusion, the Polsat Foundation and the TVN Foundation "Nie jesteś sam". This year, we helped raise PLN 380,000.
Argentinean evening of the Maria Sapieha Ex Animo Foundation
28 November 2015
The entire proceeds from donations was donated to the Oncology Clinic of the Children's Memorial Health Institute for the treatment of children with cancer. This year, we helped raise PLN 162,000.
XXIV "Wielkie Serce" Charity Auction
21 November 2015
On November 21, 2015, we held the XXIV Auction of the "Wielkie Serce" Foundation. The charity supports the Jan Matejko Special Educational Center No. 1 in Krakow - the oldest facility of this type in the city. All collected funds will be donated to the needs of the SOSW No. 1 in Krakow. Auction of works of art generated PLN 347,300.
4th Charity dinner of the "Nasza Fundacja“.
20 November 2015
On November 20, 2015, we held the Fourth Charity Evening of "Nasza Fundacja" at the Sobański Palace. The aim of the next, unique "Evening" was to raise funds to complete the construction of the Orphanage in Radymno. The tickets and donations as well as the events auctioned off during the auction brought a record amount of over PLN 1,600,000
3rd Auction of Contemporary Art of the Bátor Tábor Poland Foundation
7 October 2015
Since 2001, the main goal of the Bátor Tábor Foundation has been to provide life changing experiences for seriously ill children and their families. During the 3rd auction of contemporary art organized by the foundation, we helped raise PLN 405,100.
6th Summer Night Ball of the "Nie jesteś sam" TVN Foundation
5 September 2015
The ball of the "Nie jesteś sam" TVN Foundation is one of the largest annual charity events in Poland. Income from tickets and auctioned lots was donated to the organization. During this edition of the ball, we helped raise PLN 1,800,000.
16th Journalists' Charity Ball
7 February 2015
Representatives from the world of media, politics and business attended the Large Auditorium of the Warsaw University of Technology. The proceeds from the auction were donated to the support of the Anna Dymna Foundation "Mimo wszystko", as well as the Polsat Foundation and the TVN Foundation "Nie jesteś sam"
Turkish Evening of the Maria Sapieha Ex Animo Foundation
29 November 2014
The Turkish Evening is not only another opportunity to raise funds to help children with cancer treated in the Oncology Clinic of the Institute "Children's Memorial-Health Center", but also to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Ex Animo Foundation and the 600th anniversary of Polish-Turkish diplomatic relations. This year, the auction proceeds amounted to PLN 115,000.
3rd "Nasza Fundacja“ Charity Event
21 November 2014
"Nasza Fundacja" was established in 2008 to comprehensively support children from the Orphanage in Jarosław in the Province of Subcarpathian. During the third charity evening, the foundation managed to collect as much as PLN 1,300,000.
XXIII Wielkie Serce Charity Auction
15 November 2014
15 listopada 2014 roku odbyła się XXIII AUKCJA "WIELKIEGO SERCA" na rzecz wychowanków Specjalnego Ośrodka Szkolno Wychowawczego NR 1 im. Jana Matejki w Krakowie - najstarszej placówki tego typu w mieście. Wszystkie zebrane środki zostały przekazane na potrzeby wychowanków SOSW nr 1 w Krakowie. Licytacja dzieł sztuki przyniosła dochód w wysokości 391 tysięcy złotych.
5th Ball of the Summer Night of the "Nie jesteś sam" TVN Foundation
7 September 2014
The ball of the "Nie jesteś sam" TVN Foundation is one of the largest annual charity events in Poland. Income from admissions and auctioned lots was donated to the organization. During the 5th edition of the ball, we helped raise PLN 1,200,000.
Charity Auction for Olaf
9 June 2014
The event was organized in cooperation with the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw. The total proceeds from the auction were allocated to the treatment and rehabilitation of 16-year-old Olaf Maj, who is struggling with cancer. The auction raised PLN 59,300.
Charity Auction in memoriam Maciej Berbeka
28 May 2014
On May 28, we held a charity auction, the aim of which was to provide support to the family of Maciej Berbeka - a climber who died while descending Broad Peak. As many as 57 works of art were auctioned off
- We want to help Maciejs Family. Maciej had an extraordinary gift of uniting people in order to achieve a common goal. A measurable way to support the younger sons of the mountaineer as well as his wife, Ewa, is to organize a charity auction. - said the organizers of the event.
To this end, friends and acquaintances of Maciek Berbeka, in cooperation with the DESA Unicum auction house, collected 57 works by various artists and submitted them to the auction, the proceeds of which were allocated to the said purpose.The auction helped raise PLN 103,600.
2nd "Nasza Fundacja“ Charity Evening.
The Second Charity Evening of "Nasza Fundacja" was held at the Sobański Palace. The purpose of this special evening was to raise funds for further stages of the construction of the Orphanage in Radymno. The admissions and donationsas well as events auctioned off, brought an unimaginable amount of PLN 1,200,000.
XXII Wielkie Serce Charity Auction
23 November 2013
On November 24, 2013, the XXII Wielkie Serce Auction was held for the pupils of the Jan Matejko Special Educational Center No. 1 in Krakow - the oldest facility of this type in the city. All collected funds were donated to the needs of SOSW No. 1 in Krakow. This year, the auction brought as much as PLN 400,400.
Bátor Tábor Foundation Contemporary Art Auction
10 October 2013
Since 2001, the main goal of the Bátor Tábor Foundation has been to provide life changing experiences for seriously ill children and their families. During this year's auction of contemporary art organized by the foundations, we raised PLN 189,700.
5th Charity Dinner of the ORIMARI FOUNDATION "Smaki dobra"
5 October 2013
The 5th charity dinner of the ORIMARI Foundation and the Starwood Hotels & Resorts chain "SMAKI DOBRA" took place at the Sheraton Hotel in Warsaw. The highlight of the event was the traditional auction of six culinary gems prepared by the best chefs of the Sheraton hotels in Warsaw, Krakow, Poznań and Sopot, as well as the Bristol Hotel and Westin Warsaw. The total income from the event was PLN 662,000! Out of this amount, PLN 22,000 will be allocated to educational projects in Cameroon and Nigeria, and PLN 640,000 - for the purchase of medical equipment for the Provincial Specialist Children's Hospital in Kielce.
Charity Auction for Tola
14 May 2013
The DESA Unicum Auction House together with the Cor Infantis Foundation and the Artinfo.pl art market portal organized a charity auction for Tola, a seriously ill daughter of Kinga Szulc and Piotr Hołub, who had not developed the right side of her heart. Two operations were required at the Clinic in Munster, Germany. The artists whose paintings are known to collectors from the Auctions of Young Art organized by the Warsaw auction house DESA Unicum donated their works especially for this occasion. The auction was divided into two parts: traditional auction at the DESA Unicum headquarters at ul. Marszałkowska 34-50 in Warsaw and online. The auction raised PLN 16,500.
"Memoriały Wolnego Słowa" Charity Auction
25 April 2013
On the evening of April 25th, 2013, a gala was held at the Sofitel Warsaw Victoria hotel, during which the competition for the construction of the Free Speech Memorial was adjudicated. The competition was followed by an auction of works of art and memorabilia from the period of the struggle for a free word, led by the CEO of Desa Unicum, Juliusz Windorbski. From the entire auction, we managed to collect approx. 70 thousand. zlotys, which was allocated to the construction of the Memorial.
15th Charity Journalists' Ball
9 February 2013
Several hundred people attended the Auditorium of the Warsaw University of Technology for the 15th Charity Ball of Journalists. The income from the event was donated to community and therapeutic clubs for children and adolescents.
First Charity Evening of "Nasz Fundacja"
The First Charity Evening of "Nasza Fundacja" took place at the Sobański Palace. The aim of this special evening was to raise funds for the further stages of the construction of the Orphanage in Radymno. The tickets purchased by our guests, an extraordinary auction and donations ammounted to PLN 800,000.
XXI Wielkie Serce Charity Auction
24 November 2012
Wielkie Serce charity auction is an annual opportunity for collectors of Polish contemporary art to acquire works by artists who create the canon of Polish graphics and painting. The bidding starts at PLN 100, and the proceeds from the auction are allocated to the Jan Matejko Special Educational Center No. 1 in Krakow. This year, PLN 448,400 was collected.
Charity Auction for Rose Dixon
9 May 2012
Joanna Rajkowska's daughter is 10 months old and has cancer in both eyes. She is undergoing chemotherapy. There is a good chance that Róża will be healthy. However, she does need further treatment in London and the US. During the auction organized by DESA Unicum, we collected 111,100 zlotys for the treatment of Róża Dixon.
Charity Auction of the Maestro Foundation at the Forbes Ball
11 February 2012
On February 11, 2012, a "Forbes" ball was held at the Hilton Hotel in Warsaw. It was the first event like this organized by the Forbes magazine. PLN 32,700 was collected during the charity auction.
III Charity Dinner of the ORIMARI FOUNDATION "Smaki dobra"
19 November 2011
An exceptional charity dinner, initiated by the ORIMARI Foundation and the Starwood Hotels & Resorts chain, was organized for the third time at the Sheraton in Warsaw. During the event, culinary gems prepared by six chefs from Sheraton hotels in Warsaw, Krakow, Poznań and Sopot, Westin and Le Meridien Bristol were auctioned. The funds collected during the dinner will be allocated to the purchase of medical equipment for intensive care of newborns for the Provincial Specialist Children's Hospital in Olsztyn. The total sum of funds raised during this edition of the "Smaki Dobra" dinner was PLN 650,000.
Polish architects - For Japan. Charity Auction at the SARP Exhibition Pavilion
8 June 2011
On June 8, at the SARP Exhibition Pavilion, an exhibition and auction of drawings and other artistic works by Polish architects was held to help the injured in Japan.
Works by Marek Budzyński, Jacek Ewy, Krzysztof Ingarden, Wojciech Kosiński, Marek Kozień, Konrad Kucz-Kuczyński, Ewa Kuryłowicz, Stefan Kuryłowicz, Maciej Miłobędzki, Marcin Sadowski, Bolesław Stelmach, Romuald Loegler and many others were available at auction.
The funds raised during the auction were donated to direct aid to victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, organized by the Japanese Red Cross through the Japanese Embassy's account in Warsaw. The income from the auction was PLN 11,450.
Chcemy być nowocześni - Charity Auction at the National Museum in Warsaw
16 April 2011
A charity auction organized at the National Museum in Warsaw.
Charity Auction of Works of Art
9 June 2010
"Prawo do Pomocy": after one year of existence, we managed to help 15 people all over Poland. We want to double this number in the following year. Thanks to donations from the founders, the law firms associated with them and the support of many other people of good will, the value of the aid that the Foundation will provide to the beneficiaries from May 2009 to the end of June 2010 will amount to at least one hundred thousand zlotys. The vast majority of our pupils are students, whom we support as part of the scholarship program. As much as PLN 61,900 was collected during the charity auction.
3rd Aperio and Lions Club Charity Auction
15 May 2010
The organizers of the auction were: "Aperio" Association for the Education of Children and Youth with Autism and Lions Club Pro Futuro from Poznań. The aim of the auction was to collect money for the rehabilitation of disabled children from Poznań, under the care of two facilities:
- the Department for Children with Autism, operating at the Z. Tylewicz Special Educational Center in Poznań, which conducts, using the behavioral method, therapy for children with autism from the age of 3. The income from the auction was allocated to the organization of day camps with elements of therapy for children from the Department;
- The Orzeszek Special Kindergarten, looking after children with complex, multiple disabilities (including cerebral palsy). PLN 21,950 was used to pay for additional hours with rehabilitators.
The press patronage over the event and the auction was taken by the Poznań editorial office of "Gazeta Wyborcza" and Dilemmas Magazine.
First Charity Dinner of the Orimari foundation
13 November 2009
On Friday, November 13th, 2009, in the Ballroom of the Sheraton Hotel in Warsaw, the first charity auction of culinary works of art from Sheraton hotel chefs in Warsaw, Krakow, Poznań and Sopot as well as The Westin Warsaw and Le Meridien Bristol for the ORIMARI Foundation took place. PLN 217,000 was collected during the auction.
30 October 2007
Auction turnover: PLN 105 600
1 June 2007
Wynik aukcji: 72 900 zł
14 October 2004
Auction turnover: PLN 14 200