The Vlček Family Foundation
was established to support
families affected by their
child’s serious illness.
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Our goal

is to enable parents and their sick children to experience as much joy as possible during the most challenging period of their lives, regardless of the stage of the child’s illness.

 
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Our main priority

is the development of child palliative care in the Czech Republic and a network of services fulfilling the needs of families caring for a seriously ill child.

We do not have the power to reverse their fate.

But we have the will to not look away
and to satisfy their needs.

Our projects

Zlatá Rybka (Golden Fish) has been fulfilling the wishes of children with life-limiting diseases since 2014. Our goal is to include wish-fulfilment in the treatment of every child with a life-threatening illness. In 2015-2021, Golden Fish fulfilled the wishes of more than 650 children.

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We are cooperating with experts in children’s palliative care to establish a new children’s hospice and a centre for follow-up support services for sick children and their families.

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The Cibulka estate in Prague will become the home of our children's hospice & palliative care centre as well as Zlatá rybka. We bought this property in a state of disrepair, and will renew it by 2026. Community areas will be included as well.

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About us

The Vlček Family Foundation was founded
by Katarína and Ondřej Vlček.

Board of Directors

Ondřej Vlček

Is the CEO of the Avast company. Together with his team, he implements Avast’s vision of protecting people in the digital space. Before he was appointed CEO, he worked as the Head of the Consumer Division and CTO of the company. Moreover, he participated in the development of Avast’s artificial intelligence-based cloud security network. He was also a key member of the team that listed the company on the London Stock Exchange in 2018. Ondřej graduated from the Czech Technical University in Prague with an engineering degree in mathematical modelling and is internationally recognised as a computer security expert.

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Katarína Vlčková

Has been working in the home hospice Cesta domů (Way Home) since 2013, where she cares for children and adults as a physician. Meeting with dying patients and their families and working with the hospice team fulfils and enriches her life. She began her professional career in 2004 with a short tenure in the Beroun Hospital, followed by an eight-year parental leave with her sons Matěj, Adam and Daniel. Katarína graduated from the First Faculty of Medicine of Charles University in Prague. Currently, she gives lectures and performs educational activities in the field of palliative medicine.

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Ladislav Sekerka

Has been a partner in the Concilium Family Office since 2016. Before that, he worked at the Swiss bank UBS for over 12 years (first in Vienna and then in Zurich); he managed the assets of HNWI, UHNW and family offices in Central Europe. Ladislav graduated from the Harvard Business School and gained his Master’s degree at the Faculty of Law of Masaryk University in Brno and engineering degree in economics at the Brno University of Technology.

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Supervisory Board

Alan Rassaby

Has practised law in Australia and the United States and was the principal legal adviser for four publicly listed companies. He worked as the chief lawyer at Avast from 2013 until 2018 and its Chief of Staff until his retirement in June 2020. Since then, he has focused predominantly on consulting, coaching and mentoring. Alan is a firm upholder and supporter of the non-profit sector and has served on boards of several non-profit organisations. Until recently, he was also the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Avast Endowment Fund. Alan gained his law degrees from the University of New South Wales in Sydney and the LSE in London.

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Jan Žůrek

Has been the President of the Czech Business Council for Sustainable Development since 2016. He was one of the two founders of the KPMG office in Prague and worked as its managing partner from 2010 to 2016. In addition to business projects, he is also engaged in non-profit activities: he is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Way Home hospice and he Economic Board of the Archdiocese of Prague. Together with other investors, he founded the newspaper Deník N in 2018. Currently, he is a member of the board of directors of the Independent Press Foundation that supports the Deník N newspaper. Jan gained his engineering degree from the University of Economics in Prague and is interested in Czech history, including its bright and dark moments.

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Lubor Žalman

Is the founding partner of EnCor Wealth Management, which returns to the roots of investment banking. He has created a unique investment boutique for HNWI clients. Before that, he was the Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO of Raiffeisenbank ČR and helped transform it from a marginal player into one of the five largest banks on the Czech market. He began his career at Komerční banka, eventually becoming the head of its Financial Markets Division. He also worked for McKinsey & Company for three years, providing banking and insurance consulting for Central and Eastern Europe. Lubor studied physics at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University in Prague.

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Our values

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Professionalism

Everything we do is of the highest possible quality and is delivered in a professional way.

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Grit

We focus on tangible results and play to win.

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Creativity

We constantly innovate and look for new, non-traditional solutions.

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Respect

We treat everyone who needs us with the utmost respect and humility.

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Generosity

We always endeavour to exceed the expectations placed on us.

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Empathy

We try to sensitively perceive the needs of others and respond to them.

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(Most coverage in Czech language)