Frederique Constant has donated its 2010 US$50,000 Passion Award for Charity to the American Heart Association.
Frederique Constant founder and CEO Peter Stas and wife Aletta presented the cheque to the Association’s senior vice president Helaine Baruch at a dinner for 80 guests in New York this month.
Presenting the cheque, Stas said that the Passion Awards were established three years ago to reward charitable organisations that are driven by passion, and celebrate and support their entrepreneurial success.
“Driven by passion since we started our company, Frederique Constant is very honoured to award the American Heart Association and their passionate projects to save lives.
Accepting the cheque, Baruch said that all of the AHA’s work was done with one goal in mind – to create a world free of cardiovascular disease and stroke.
“That’s our passion.”
Winners of the previous editions of the Frédérique Constant Passion Awards are the International Children’s Heart Foundation and the Paint a Smile Foundation.