One of the Robert Burns International Foundation’s newest sponsors is an organisation that everyone has certainly heard of, and in most cases this is because they have been there and used their services. A highly successful company that has gone from strength to strength in recent years, Budapest Airport has developed an extensive CSR programme, and we were delighted when the RBIF was brought in to be part of these efforts in 2016.

Since then Budapest Airport has been a regular attendee at the Annual Burns Suppers as a GOLD sponsor. This means that besides participating in what has become one of Budapest’s most popular social events on the calendar, they make a substantial donation every year to further the projects and initiatives launched by the RBIF to aid sick and underprivileged children in hospitals both in the capital and around the country.

Once the donations have been distributed and the medical equipment purchased and installed in any given year, the preparatory work for the coming year begins. This involves making contact with the targeted institutes and organisations to assess their needs for the next 12 months. Once we have their requirements these are vetted by the RBIF’s medical adviser, Professor György Fekete, former Medical Director at the 2nd Department of Paediatrics in the children’s hospital on Tűzoltó utca in Budapest’s 9th district. Only once we get the green light, and we know that the needs are relevant and authentic, are the projects included on the list of funding aims for the year.

The ongoing financial support from Budapest Airport is crucial here. Having joined the ranks of regular sponsors they provide a reliable source of funding, which is used to purchase vital equipment for children unfortunate to find themselves requiring often sustained care at such a young age.

Budapest Airport are delighted to be involved with the RBIF as their values and principles match those we employ when it comes to helping those in need in the community. Budapest Airport’s own charity events and donation activities focus on supporting our neighbouring communities, as well as other social groups of special needs. 

We are extremely satisfied that our contribution to RBIF continues to make a real difference to those unfortunate children who need it most.

Kam Jandu, Chief Commercial Office, BUD Airport

The RBIF is very grateful for the continued support of Budapest Airport, and looks forward to continuing and developing this promising partnership in the future.


The Robert Burns International Foundation is an organisation that relies on the commitment and dedication of many volunteers and sponsors to carry out our activities year-in-year out. Deloitte has been a supporter of the Robert Burns International Foundation since 2013.

As a company providing services in audit, tax, legal and advisory to a wide range of large local and multinational companies and public institutions, Deloitte aims to help clients and employees make the most of the changing future, maximise their potential and manage risks. But it has also focused on corporate social responsibility for a long time, and the commitment to serve the public good dates back over 13 years. The fact the RBIF Curatorium and the Foundation itself both operate on a pro bono basis was a major factor in Deloitte achieving its goal of providing support in the most effective way possible.

Continuity is extremely important and useful when it comes to fundraising. Large one-off donations enable us to fund bigger projects and initiatives in a single given year, but regular donations, as in the case of Deloitte Hungary who have provided financial support every year since 2013, lend the RBIF stability. It is sponsors like Deloitte that enable us to plan ahead and think more long-term with our charity work, and this has been a big factor in the Foundation’s continued success with supporting sick and under-privileged children in Hungary since 1998, in the early days as the Hungarian-Scottish Society.


Over the time that Deloitte has been a sponsor of the Robert Burns International Foundation they have contributed to a great many projects. Paediatric healthcare is one the RBIF’s main focal points, and on this basis Deloitte has helped provide much-needed equipment and medical devices to different hospitals around Hungary. But there is also a social side to the RBIF’s work, and funding from Deloitte in 2015 contributed to improving the lives of orphans in a children’s home near Szekszárd with sports equipment.

What really defines us is our drive to make an impact that matters. This ambition guides us not only in business activities, but also in our charity initiatives. The long-term cooperation with the Robert Burns International Foundation is extremely important for us since supporting the RBIF means fostering social change as well as making a positive impact on others. We are glad to contribute to the efforts of the Robert Burns International Foundation.
Gerard Lucey, CFO, Deloitte Hungary

Their reliability as a sponsor, their willingness to get involved and the fact the activities of the RBIF are so well-aligned with the charity efforts and CSR objectives of Deloitte made them a perfect choice for Sponsor of the Year in 2015. We look forward to a continuing partnership and ongoing success with the help of Deloitte in the years to come.