PHILANTHROPY

Donations, made by Mr. Petar Mandjoukov and his family

Apart from a renowned businessman, Petar Mandjoukov is also famous for his bright public presence, as a generous patron, sponsor and supporter of causes, of particular significance for the Bulgarians. He has been a consistent champion of the reinforcement of the Bulgarian spirituality, in the areas of religion, education and art. For many years Petar Mandjoukov gas been supporting the Bulgarian Orthodox Church. Personally, as well as through the companies that he manages, he has been carrying out extensive charity work to preserve the Orthodox faith, spirituality and values.

Petar Mandjoukov is among the major donors for the construction of the Nativity of Jesus Church in the Mladost District, Sofia. Ha has also taken active and generous part in the restoration of the Alexandar Nevski Cathedral in Sofia, the St. George Rotunda in Sofia, the church of the St. Apostles Peter and Paul Monastery in the Village of Lozen, the Saints Kosma and Damyan Church in the Village of Kuklen, etc.

He was also one of the first donots for the the “Assumption of Mary” Church in Pamporovo, which was built with a nationwide effort, thanks to a popular TV programme. Back then, in the beginning of the 1990-s, Petar Mandjoukov donated a large part of his wealth, in order to launch this project.

Years later, he inspired, initiated and organized the construction of the Eastern – Orthodox church “Holy Transfiguration“ in the Trakia District, Plovdiv.

Petar Mandjoukov joined the noble initiative of the Tsar Boris and Tsaritsa Yoanna Historical Heritage Preservation Fund and made a donation for the restoration and conservation of the New Palace in Vrana.

Petar Mandjoukov and his family support disadvantaged children, as well as sick children, in need of treatment abroad. Theyoffer sponsor the education of students in Bulgaria and abroad.

In the most economically difficult years in Bulgaria, Petar Mandjoukov made donations to a number of municipalities, governmental institutions and facilities, in order to ensure their normal operation and make sure that they can support those, suffering from the consequences of the financial in the period 1995-1998.

The Mandzukov family are among the greatest patrons of some of the most renowned Bulgarian painters, writers and other artists.

Petar Mandjoukov and Smolyan’s mayor Dora Yankova, at the opening of the monument of the great Bulgarian writer Nikolay Haytov, made by writer’s son. The monument was donated to the city by Petar Mandjoukov.

 Petar Mandjoukov is also a serious sponsor of the Bulgarian literature. He has donated over 5000 volumes of Bulgarian and global classics to 56 Bulgarian community centres, he provides financial support to the Nikolay Haytov Theatre in Smolyan, the Secondary Musical School for Folklore Instruments and Singing, Village of Shiroka Laka, the folklore band of the Village of Gela, Smolyan Municipality. His financial support, helped translate Lybomir Levchev’s book “You are next” /”Ти си следващият”/. The issuance of Bozhidar Dimitrov’s books “Bulgarians – the First Europeans” and the “Russian Turkish War of 1878”.

The show of the Theatre World formation, based on Stefan Tsanev’s play “Hell – this is Me” proved successful, thank to Petar Mandjoukov‘s support.

Petar Mandjoukov is among the major sponsors of Plovdiv – the second largest Bulgarian city – providing financial support for the construction of modern children’s playgrounds and a CCTV system, as well as the enhancement of the safety of 98 pedestrian crossings in the Old Town of Plovdiv.

In 2016 г., Petar Mandjoukov donated BGN 400 thousand to the Bulgarian Academy of Science for supporting its activities in the area of Thraceology. As a result of this support,. The BAS managed to compile and issue a unique collection of revolutionary discoveries, regarding the life, beliefs and culture of one of the most mysterious people in the world – the Thracians, who inhabited the Balkan Peninsula in the ages, before Christ.

More about Petar Mandjoukov’s philanthropy

Christians Association  – a donation for the construction of the Eastern Orthodox temple “The Assumption of Mary ”  -  Pamporovo.

St. Trinity Church  - Dragalevtsi District. A donation, made for repairing the church roof, including tinsmith services, new drains, pipes etc., as well as overall priming and bronzing of the roof.

A donation for liturgical and theological books for the St. Trinity Church– Dragalevtsi District

Iconostasis – artistic decoration at the St. George - the Rotunda Church – Sofia.

Board of Chapel Trustees “Forest of the Cross” – Smolyan Sponsorship for the construction of a memorial chapel “Тhe Exaltation of the Cross” in the Korsta Area

Church Board of the St. Dimitar church – Village of Breste, Cherven Bryag Municipality. A donation for the construction of a church.

A donation for the construction of an Orthodox church Nativity of Jesus in the Mladost District, Sofia.

Printing of the luxury book – album “Bachkovo Monastery”, dedicated to the 600th anniversary from the death of St. Patriarch Evtimiy of Tarnovo, 400 years since the restoration of the monastery church The Assumption of Mary and 90 years since the birth of the Bulgarian Patriarch Maxim.

Financial support for the construction of the Sts. Cyril and Methodius Cathedral, Lovech.

A donation to the St. Apostles Peter and Paul Monastery – Village of Lozen

St. Apostles Peter and Paul Monastery – construction of a heating system.

St. Protomartyr and Archdean Stephen  Church.

Celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the Sofia Seminary St. Ivan Rilski

Plovdiv Bishopric – for the construction of a chapel in the Village of Kuklen.

Plovdiv Bishopric – for the construction of the Orthodox church Holy Transfiguration - Trakia District.

A donation for covering the needs of the Plovdiv Bishopric.

Monthly donations to the St. Apostles Peter and Paul Monastery,  Village of Lozen.

A donation to the Plovdiv Bishopric for the painting of murals in the Church Holy Transfiguration - Trakia District, Plovdiv.

Mainly sponsorship for the construction of medical centres and for purchasing equipment and medications for people with disabilities.

A donation to the Military Medical Academy for purchasing narcosis devices.

A donation to the Bulgarian Academy of Science for supporting its activities in the area of Thraceology.

A donation of books to the library of the University of Library Sciences and Information Technologies.

Donation of books, issued by the Zahari Stoyanov Publishing House to the Western and North-European Eparchy.

A donation for printing the Asen Oshanov’s poems collection.

А donation of books – “The Decade in the Shadow of Leaders, Elections, Crises and Wars (100 pcs) and “In the Shadow of the Financial Crisis“ (100 pcs.) to the Higher School of Insurance and Finance.

A donation of books to the Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski.

A donation of sets of books to 60 community centres around Bulgaria for the Leaders of the National Revival Day.

Enhancing the safety, by installing illumination and sound signals at pedestrian crossings in the Plovdiv Municipality and video surveillance (CCTV) system in the Architectural and Historical Reserve Old Plovdiv

Construction of children’s playgrounds in Plovdiv.

A donation to the Tsar Boris and Tsaritsa Yoanna Historical Heritage Preservation Fund –for the restoration and conservation of the New Palace in Vrana.        

Annual donations to the Town Hall of the Village of Sbor to cover the costs for the organization of the annual gathering.

A donation for the Charity the Bulgarian Christmas

Monthly payment of the rent of a family with many children in Ruse.

Sponsorship agreement with PFC Slavia.

A donation to the Pridunavie Ensemble, Village of Izmail, Odessa Region, for covering the transportation costs for participation in a TV programme

A donation to the Alumni Committee of National Military School Vasil Levski for the erection of a monument of Vasil Levski in the park of the Military Academy G. S. Rakovski.