KPMG in Bulgaria donates contemporary
On 22 May 2013, KPMG in Bulgaria presented an official donation to public libraries in the country, and to Bulgarian schools and cultural centers abroad. The ceremony was held in the Aula Hall of Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski.
1,000 copies of the book 20 Bulgarian Contemporary Story Tellers started their journey to the wide reading audience with the assistance of the National Library St. Cyril and
The book is published by KPMG in Bulgaria and is dedicated to the firm’s 20th anniversary. Eminent authors contributed with their favorite short stories while the illustrations were drawn by students at the National Academy of Art.
Gergana Mantarkova (right) presents the donation to
prof. Boriana Hristova
Gergana Mantarkova, Managing Partner of KPMG in Bulgaria, shared:
“With this publication, our primary goal is to promote new Bulgarian literature because we believe in social education and the need for quality cultural products to reach more people. We are aware that tough market times are unfavorable for culture. In these market conditions it is difficult for quality literature to find its way to the wide reading public.
On the other hand, our endeavor is to support young Bulgarian authors and artists, making it possible for their voice to grow stronger so that it may be heard and opening more eyes to the beauty they create.
Last but not least, we have published the book as a token of appreciation and respect for our people and our clients; the book is an emotion we share with them, added value in our communications, which makes us even closer.”
The donation was received by Prof. Boriana Hristova, Director of the National Library, who expressed gratitude on behalf of its beneficiaries. She was confident that
20 Bulgarian Contemporary Story Tellers would be an ambassador of contemporary Bulgarian literature as it contains quality works. In her words, “We undertake to disseminate the book to many readers. This is a book everyone can present as a gift with pleasure. Above all, it has an excellent content. The selection of short stories is wonderful, as is the polygraphic form.”
As Prof. Hristova emphasized, the book is an example of how businesses can help the artistic community and the donation for centers of Bulgarian culture in the country and abroad is a proof of KPMG’s commitment to society as a whole.