Social Responsibilities

Oracle Capital Group believes that only through active involvement in the lives of others a person can enrich their own lives. For this reason, Oracle Capital Group provides active support to a number of organisations and charities, whose missions lie close to our hearts.

HALCYON GALLERY

Oracle Capital Charitable Foundation was delighted to support the unveiling of “Genghis Khan” a monumental sculpture by internationally-acclaimed artist, Dashi Namdakov. The Genghis Khan has been placed next to Cumberland Gate, by London’s Marble Arch, and set against a beautiful backdrop of green parkland and open skies. The spectacular bronze statue rises to almost five metres from hoof to helmet and features the great Mongolian leader descending from heaven on horseback.

Namdakov’s triumphant bronze sculpture was specially commissioned for installation in Marble Arch. It depicts Genghis Khan wearing medieval Mongolian armour, with arms outstretched, lost in deep contemplation. The work showcases the artist’s incredible precision and attention to detail through the golden plaques on the livery, scenes of hunting beasts depicted on the armour and the special ‘antique’ patina of the plaited hair. The overall result is a powerful image of the ancient hero of the Mongols who has become part of global civilization.

ALEXANDER VOLKOV’S EXHIBITION

In recognition of our passionate and continued support for the arts and culture, Oracle Capital Charitable Foundation was delighted to sponsor the first solo exhibition of Alexander Volkov’s work entitled Alexander Volkov: Of Sand and Silk, which was shown at Christie’s, King Street, London in September 2012.

Alexander Volkov: Of Sand and Silk was a non-selling exhibition showing more than 50 of Volkov’s early works. His art portrays the changes in Central Asia during the first half of the twentieth century as it came under the control of the Russian Empire and, subsequently, the Soviet authorities.

Volkov (1886 – 1957), born in Fergana Valley (now Uzbekistan), is now regarded as one of the most prominent and acclaimed Russian artists of the period. During his lifetime, however, his work was considered ‘ideologically dangerous’ and for the last decade of his life he experienced great hardship, struggling to make a living. Volkov has been reinstated as a leading Russian artist and today his works form part of permanent displays at such prestigious museums as the State Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow, the State Russian Museum in St Petersburg and the Karakalpak Museum of Arts in Nukus.

ROYAL ACADEMY OF ARTS

The Royal Academy of Arts was founded by George III in 1768. The 34 founding Members were a group of prominent artists and architects, including Sir Joshua Reynolds and Sir William Chambers, who were determined to achieve professional standing for British art and architecture. They also wanted to provide a venue for exhibitions that would be open to the public and to establish a school of art through which their skills and knowledge could be passed to future generations of practitioners.

Oracle Capital Group is a Corporate Member of the Royal Academy of Arts. Without revenue funding from government, the RA relies on corporate support to sustain not only its exhibitions, learning and architecture programmes, but also the RA Schools. Recent exhibitions have included Byzantium 330–1453; Anish Kapoor RA; The Real Van Gogh: The Artist and His Letters; Degas and the Ballet: Picturing Movement; David Hockney RA: A Bigger Picture; Bronze; and Manet: Portraying Life. As part of our employee engagement programme, all Oracle Capital staff have complimentary access to RA exhibitions.

THE GIFT OF LIFE

The Gift of Life foundation is the London-based sister organisation of the Podari Zhizn foundation, one of Russia’s largest charity foundations, dedicated to helping as many as 2,000 children suffering from cancer each year. Podari Zhizn foundation offers hope and practical care to children and young adults whose families cannot afford treatment for cancer. Thanks to the generous donations of our supporters, Podari Zhizn saves the lives of dozens of children through the provision of vital medicine and treatment, while providing support for children, young adults – Russian citizens resident in Russia or the CIS – up to the age of 25.

The Gift of Life foundation commenced its operations in the UK in 2011. It conducts fundraising activities in the UK and other European countries. One of the foundation’s main objectives is to raise funds for Erwinase, a drug manufactured and sold in the UK, and to make it available to Russian patients. Each year Erwinase is needed by nearly 60 Russian children suffering from leukaemia.

Jubilee Woods Project

Oracle Capital Group is honoured to become one of the corporate sponsors of Jubilee Woods Project, a unique initiative celebrating Queen Elizabeth II’s historic 2012 Diamond Jubilee. In a year-long celebration, six million trees will be planted across the UK as part of the initiative.

On Wednesday February 15th, employees of Oracle Capital Group volunteered their time to plant 1375 trees at Heartwood Forest in Hertfordshire. Within our sponsorship package, part of our donation will be used to have a further 500 trees planted near London and named after Oracle Capital Group.

Wigmore Hall

Oracle Capital Group became a corporate sponsor of Wigmore Hall, one of the best-known musical scenes in London. For 110 years, Wigmore Hall has been renowned for music at its best – inspiring artists and audiences alike in chamber music, song, early music and jazz.

Following on its corporate undertaking to support culture and the arts, Oracle Capital Group is making possible a unique performance by Maxim Vengerov, one of the world’s most famous violists. Bringing together the greatest cornerstones of his repertoire, the recital promises to be a landmark of the London concert season 2012.

Closing social gaps

One of such organisations is Keren Hayesod-UIA, whose main mission is to close social gaps through education, thus strengthening and restoring demographic balance and empowering vulnerable populations in the State of Israel and CIS countries. If you would like to read more about its mission or make a donation please click on the picture.

Helping people with cancer

In addition, Oracle Capital Group provides active support to the activities of MacMillan Cancer Support, the organisation improving the lives of people with cancer. If you would like to receive more information about their work or to donate your resources please click on the picture.

Scholarship Programme – LSBF

Oracle Capital Group and London School of Business & Finance have established a joint scholarship programme for the nationals of the former USSR; available for the Masters in Finance and MBA programmes, which are being conducted at the London campus of LSBF Business School.

Oracle Capital Group believes that only through active involvement in the lives of others a person can enrich their own lives. For this reason, Oracle Capital Group provides active support to a number of organisations and charities, whose missions lie close to our hearts.

Scholarship Programme – LSBF

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