Guests of the Karpinski Foundation
The founders of the Karpinski Foundation derive immense satisfaction from discussing the My first scholarship program as a form of social responsibility within the Screen Group. “While our foundation is engaged in various charitable endeavors, the My First Scholarship program stands out as our flagship initiative. We are privileged to welcome renowned, accomplished, and fascinating individuals who are eager to engage with our scholarship holders, inspire them, and share their experiences.
Every time we invite speakers for our scholarship holders, we are delighted to witness how these individuals can serve as role models, guiding teenagers towards their life goals. Through the wealth of expertise our guests bring, our scholarship holders are inspired to strive for greater achievements. By witnessing the accomplishments of our guests, our scholarship holders become believers in their own ability to effect change in themselves and the world around them—both now and in the future.
Our esteemed guests include:
- Serhiy Prytula: Ukrainian TV presenter, volunteer, politician, public and political figure, and actor.
- Myroslav Marynovych: Ukrainian human rights activist, publicist, religious scholar, founding member of the Ukrainian Helsinki Group, organizer of the Amnesty movement in Ukraine, and vice rector of the Ukrainian Catholic University. Author of notable books, such as “Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky and the Principle of the Positive Sum” and “The Universe Behind the Barbed Wire: Memoirs and Reflections of a Dissident.”
- Andriy Zelinsky: Lecturer at the UCU Ethics-Politics-Economics program, co-founder and lecturer at the Ukrainian Leadership Academy. Political scientist, publicist, author, public figure, priest of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, and military chaplain.
- Roksolana Voronovska: Head of LvBS Consulting and former Director of Development at the Lviv Business School of UCU. She played a key role in marketing, building the alumni association, and development projects. Her interest in family businesses, stemming from her own background, led to the initiation and management of the family business center at UCU Business School.
- Sofia Opatska: Founding Dean and Head of the Supervisory Board of Lviv Business School, as well as Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs at the Ukrainian Catholic University. She lectures on organizational development, entrepreneurship, leadership, innovation, and strategy. Sofia is also the founder and curator of the Global Shapers project in Lviv, a platform that brings together exceptional young individuals who have achieved notable success in various fields and are committed to contributing to societal development.
- Iryna Tuliakova holds the position of Head of the volunteer project SpivDiya, which effectively coordinates the efforts of the government, business sector, and public organizations to provide transparent, accountable, and efficient assistance to Ukrainians. In addition, she serves as the Executive Director of Dreams of Action, a private full-day school.
- Olga Rudneva, the former director of the Elena Pinchuk Foundation, brings her expertise in venture philanthropy, fundraising, corporate social responsibility, and healthcare accessibility in developing countries. Notably, in 2014, Olga led the Medsanbat project, which trained over 5,000 military paramedics according to NATO standards. Presently, she serves as the coordinator of Helpukraine Center, the largest humanitarian warehouse in Europe. She is also the Chief Executive Officer of the Superhumans Center, a clinic specializing in facial prosthetics and reconstruction, primarily focused on rehabilitating individuals affected by Russian aggression.
- Roman Lozynskyi is a prominent politician and public figure, currently serving as a Member of Parliament and the First Deputy Chairman of the Committee on the Organization of State Power of Local Self-Government, Regional Development, and Urban Planning. He holds the esteemed title of Plast member with the highest honorary degree of the Hetman’s brace and is a co-founder of the School of Young Elite in Lviv. While defending Ukraine in the Armed Forces, Roman remains dedicated to his parliamentary duties.
- Volodymyr Stancyshyn is a respected psychologist and psychotherapist known for his expertise in personality psychology, self-development, and mental health. He leads the Laboratory of Changes mental health center and is the author of the book “Walls in My Head: Living with Anxiety and Depression.”
- Natalia Rybka-Parkhomenko is a talented Ukrainian actress, radio and television presenter. She is also a member of the ethnic band “Kurbasy,” composed of actors from the Les Kurbas Lviv Theater. Natalia shares her expertise as an acting teacher at the Lviv Fashion Week modeling agency and holds the esteemed title of Honored Artist of Ukraine.
We express our gratitude to these remarkable individuals who have generously shared their time and wisdom with our scholarship holders. Their presence has made a lasting impact on the lives of these young individuals, instilling in them a sense of purpose and determination. We are honored to have them as part of our My first scholarship program.”