Co-Founder of the Foundation, Chairman of the Board of Trustees
Born May 9, 1974 in Prague. In 1993, Petr Sýkora and Jan Černý established PAPIRIUS – a company supplying office supplies. They were still at school at the time, and would carry their first deliveries to customers in backpacks. In 2006, they sold PAPIRIUS to the U.S. company OFFICE DEPOT, for whom they both worked for several years afterwards.
“Even before the GOOD ANGEL project was launched, I decided to meet individual families and try to help them. That was the case of Milada from Vlašim, a mother of two – 2-year old Péťa with an oncological illness, and his elder sister, Michalka. Milada often spent weeks at a time with Péťa at the oncology ward in Motol Hospital in Prague, while her former mother-in-law took care of her daughter in the meantime. Unfortunately, Péťa lost his battle with the illness in September. That was the moment I came to understand that a serious illness in the family does not only involve tremendous personal and physical pain, but often also the necessity to give up one’s job and thus incur great financial problems.”
Co-Founder of the Foundation, Member of the Board of Trustees
Born October 15, 1972 in Roudnice nad Labem.
“Together with Petr, we have decided to donate CZK 25 million out of our own private income from the sale of our company, PAPIRIUS, for the launch and operation of the GOOD ANGEL system. We believe that we can help hundreds, maybe thousands of families struggling with financial problems as a result of a serious illness. We would like to create a system that would make it possible to efficiently help all the people around us.”
Co-Founder of the Foundation
Born February 2, 1963 in Poprad.
In 1996, he established the leasing companies Triangel and Quatro in Slovakia, and managed them jointly with his brother for several years. After they were sold in 2005, he decided to use his management skills and a portion of the proceeds from the sale for charity work. In 2006, together with Igor Brosmann, they established a non-profit organization, Dobrý Anjel (Good Angel) in Slovakia.
Member of the Board of Trustees
“I came across GOOD ANGEL while working in Slovakia, and I believe it is one of the most credible philanthropic efforts. I am therefore delighted that Good Angel is starting work in the Czech Republic as well, and that I can take an active part in its activities. When deciding whether to support this project, the fact that I know the founders personally and trust them absolutely played an important role. I am sure there will be many “Good Angels” in this country who believe, just like me, that helping others in need is the only truly meaningful thing.”
doc. MUDr. Jan Starý, DrSc.
Chairman of the Supervisory Board
“In my everyday clinical practice I recognize the benefits Good angels bring to families with children suffering from an oncological disease. Help is provided to all in need.”
Tania le Moigne
Member of the Supervisory Board
“You need to see people behind everything. I was touched by the story of Andrej Kiska, the founder of GOOD ANGEL in Slovakia, and naturally also by the results of the project. I am confident that lots of Good Angels will be found in the Czech Republic as well.”
Member of the Supervisory Board
“Last year, Good angels helped almost three thousand families. It was not only through financial assistance, but also by the feeling that they are not alone to cope with distress. And what I find remarkably valuable for our country: Good angel has allowed tens of thousands of people to help others, contributing to the cultivation of the whole of our society.”