Vision

We want to build a vibrant and value-conscious urban and micro-regional community
where it is good to live, to learn, to work and to establish a family.

Strategic goals

  1. To educate young people in the Odorhei region to cope with the daily challenges of life
  2. To develop a welcoming and family-friendly Odorhei
  3. Organic development, protection and transformation of a natural and constructed environment
  4. Build a diverse, active, professionally prepared, transparent and cooperative civil society
  5. Developing the culture of philanthropy in the economic and the private sector
  6. Operate a sustainable, ever-growing, receptive to new and close to community members organization

Mission

The OSCF is an independent local fundraiser and grant-maker, builder of the culture of charity,
which builds a conscious, responsible, mutually observant, active and creative community through grants and programs.

Values, principles

  1. Initiative: we act responsible and come with initiatives for community benefit.
  2. Professionalism and innovation: with a well prepared team and Board we offer innovative solutions in collaboration with donors and with the community and with our partners.
  3. Transparency and credibility in fund management and in prject implementation.
  4. Collaboration: we develop mutually beneficial collaborations between representatives of different sectors to solve community problems.
  5. Apolitical: we strive to keep our independent and objective statute.
  6. Philanthropic Spirit: based on our community’s philanthropy traditions we strive to keep and to renew these traditions to build this way our community’s future.

Board members

Lukácsi Katalin

Katalin Lukácsi


chairman of the board of directors
lawyer

Zsolt Márton


vice president of the board of directors
Diemer Ltd., director and owner

Szakács-Paál István
Varga Zsuzsánna

Sándor Albert


member of the board of directors
economist

Tekla Magyari


member of the board of directors
television correspondent, journalist

Zoltán István Miklós


member of the board of directors
Haáz Rezső Museum, director

István Szakács-Paál


member of the board of directors
Harghita Business Center,
manager

Zsuzsánna Varga


member of the board of directors
Varga mézes, co-owner

Our Staff

Lukácsi Katalin

Rozália Csáki

executiv director
rozi@szka.org

I believe in the power of community and society. At the same time – according to Áron Tamasi – ”We are here in this world to be home.” For me odorhei is the HOME. I’d like if the Community Foundation would promote positive and creative changes in our region; so I associate active people, encourage and help them, to the best of my knowledge.

Eszter Toth

project and fundraising manager
eszter@szka.org

I feel lucky to be part of the first Run For IT! as a co-organizer. This way I could put the love of organization at the service of such a noble goal as the realization of other’s dreams and goals.
At the same time, my own dream came true: being able to do something effective for the environment:
good people + good heart + good wibes = creating good things, value
This result was proved by the successful implementations.

Lukácsi Katalin
Lukácsi Katalin

Bernadett Jakab

communication responsible
bernadett@szka.org

In my opinion, to communicate and to make contact with the community are essential to a community foundation. Through communication relationships can work and can be maintained. As a communications responsible, I believe it is important for the Foundation and its environment to provide proper and quality information, and to establish and maintain a relationship of trust. At the same time, the purpose of communication is also to inform and provide insight about the activities of the Foundation, which serve the interests of our community.

Lajos Nagy-Nagy

fundraising manager
lajos@szka.org

„Frustra vivit qui nemini prodest”. – In vain lives, who helps no one. (István Báthory, King of Poland and Princeps Transilvaniae)
This could be the phrase which inspires me of being part of the Community Foundation`s team. The long term thinking and success orientation are my qualities just like the empathy and positive attitude. I feel motivated when I feel my work beneficial. If this can be mutual between community and person; I think good things can happen. This mutuality is the key to success for those who seek this kind of values.

Lukácsi Katalin
Lukácsi Katalin

Chris Worman

professional consultant
office@szka.org

He has been working in the civil sphere for over eight years. Chris took an active role in the Romanian Community Foundations movement and, after setting up the concept with the nationally awarded “2% for Odorhei” campaign, launched the Székelyudvarhely Community Foundation in 2007.

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Please view the 2019 Annual Report in electronic format, or request a hardcopy by email.

Click here to view reports from previous years in electronic format.

Publications

Udvarhely County Mosaic

The Udvarhely County Mosaic publication is more than a photo album, it`s a book about our community and our region. This book was born out of a photo competition, which reveals the community of Odorheiu Secuiesc, accompanied by interesting stories from the site.

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With the walking stick through Odorhei

We developed a cultural program aimed to show a less known face of our little town to inhabitants and tourists alike. Every city is full of memories, of human destinies, untold stories, which are shared with you by the guides of our tours, all of them local historians.

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Minimum standards for community foundations in Romania
Operating principles of the Romania’s Community Foundations