Tamás Scsaurszki joins the GFCF board!
01 Mar 2023
The board of the GFCF is pleased to announce the appointment of Tamás Scsaurszki. Tamás has worked in the civic sector for 30 years. His career started in Hungary, where he developed an interest in building up the sector’s infrastructure and the financing of NGOs. He then worked internationally on philanthropy development with large organizations such as the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation (US), Sasakawa Peace Foundation (Japan), European Venture Philanthropy Association (Belgium) and Stefan Batory Foundation (Poland).
In 2008 Tamás returned to Hungary to focus on community philanthropy development and supporting local leaders and civil society organizations. In 2011, with colleagues, he founded the Ferencváros Community Foundation – the first community foundation in the country. As the foundation became more established, in 2014 they set up the Roots and Wings Foundation with the ambition to bring about profound social change by supporting bottom-up community initiatives. Tamás currently serves as the Chair of the board of the Roots and Wings Foundation.
Throughout his work, Tamás has been driven by the search for novelty and untrodden paths, the love of creative collaboration and the desire to create social value. Speaking about his appointment to the GFCF board, Tamás commented:
“I have been aware of the GFCF’s work in my part of the world for quite some time. Its approach – characterized by trusting grant partners, providing empowering support, and producing knowledge for all – has inspired me. So I am honoured to join the board and excited to work more closely with those who are creating this organization. I am keen to learn more about what the GFCF does in different parts of the world, and to bring a perspective from Central and Eastern Europe to this truly global team.”