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About the Foundation

The ABC of Good was founded by Roman Avdeev, a well-known Russian businessman, in 2014. Having provided financial support for orphanages for a number of years, he finally realised that it was more important to concentrate on the graduates’ future, preparing them for the realities of adult life.

‘Once, on a visit to an orphanage, I was having tea with a fosterling. When I asked her for some sugar, I was shocked to hear her question : ‘What is sugar?’. It turned out that sugar was just put into their cups. This might be a good illustration of orphaned children’s vision of the outside world, which remains terra incognita for them. I found out that just installing PVC windows at their institution was not enough. So, that was the turning point for me : I established my charity, the ABC of Good, the foundation to support projects, programs, policies and other activities of the people who care and who are ready to change the system.

Roman Ivanovich Avdeev
Founder of the foundation
‘Once, on a visit to an orphanage, I was having tea with a fosterling. When I asked her for some sugar, I was shocked to hear her question : ‘What is sugar?’. It turned out that sugar was just put into their cups. This might be a good illustration of orphaned children’s vision of the outside world, which remains terra incognita for them. I found out that just installing PVC windows at their institution was not enough. So, that was the turning point for me : I established my charity, the ABC of Good, the foundation to support projects, programs, policies and other activities of the people who care and who are ready to change the system.
Roman Ivanovich Avdeev
We help
1132
teenage orphans
1028
foster families
from 33
regions
Foundation team
People are success and strength of a charity foundation. We asked our key employers several questions about the super powers they need, a dinner with a celebrity they would like and literary or movie heroes they would like to be so that you could know their informal side.
Nailya Novozhilova
Nailya Novozhilova
Board Chairman
I could become Dede Mason from Jack London’s Burning Daylight ‘cause I like so much her ability to harmoniously change the life of her family members and her zest for life. If I had a chance to choose a super power for myself, I’d like to become a magician so that I could change things on-the-fly and make people’s life better.
Svetlana Stroganova
Svetlana Stroganova
Head of The ABC of the Foster Family Club
I’d like to become Vladimir Gilyarovsky as he described himself in “My Travels”, I like his personality, his life and experience and his attitude towards it. And I’d also like to come to Moscow of his time. But all of that if I could return to myself, otherwise, I’d prefer to stay myself. As for the dinner, I’d choose to have one with my favorite writers Lyudmila Ulitskaya and Leo Tolstoy.
Anastasiya Sorokina
Anastasiya Sorokina
Head of the Tutors Program
Labor is the basis of any success, whatever is the nature of the effort, physical or moral. Our actions multiplied by diligence give fine fruits and achievements.
Nina Talanova
Nina Talanova
Chief Accountant
I’d like to be a good fairy to help people and especially children. I like English courtesy, delicacy and humor. So I’d like to have a dinner with Her Majesty the Queen and I’d also invite Mr. Sherlock Homes for a more live conversation.
Katerina Dmitrieva
Katerina Dmitrieva
PR Director
I love this life being a bit absurd but with a happy end. In movies, I like when the borderline between realities is a bit blurred and many details are conventional like at the theater. I’d like to become a heroine of a movie Zakharov-style or Danelia-style with a plot concentrated on search of self, changes and opportunities.
Maria Mitrofanova
Maria Mitrofanova
HEAD OF THE CONSULTATION CENTER
I have been working with people who are going through difficult situations in the present or in the past. And the way people deal with them, who they become after, never ceases to amaze me. I believe that professional help at the right time can change lifes and lead to unexpectedly great results. That is what we with colleagues are working for.
Awards
Board of Trustees
Alexey Menn
Alexey Menn
Managing partner, investment fund Begin Capital
Vladimir Aleksandrovich Chubar
Vladimir Aleksandrovich Chubar
Board Chairman of Moscow Credit Bank
Nikolay Katorzhnov
Nikolay Katorzhnov
Member of Board of Directors, investment company "Sova Capital Limited"
Contacts
Bolshoy Kharitonyevskiy pereulok, house 24,
structure 2, office 301, Moscow, 107078
Business hours:
From 9:00 to 19:00
+7 (495) 995-76-43