Social Responsability and Sponsorship
Aiming to contribute towards a healthy lifestyle, greater environmental awareness, and improved quality of life for the communities where they are active, the sponsorship and social responsibility policy advocated by Vanguard Properties reflects how the founders view their role in society.
Set in motion from the onset, with an unprecedented commitment and dimension in Portugal’s real estate sector, this policy embraces areas from the discreet philanthropy of national sports stars and high-profile events like the Millennium Estoril Open and the ATP Challenger Lisboa Bélem Open. In addition to contributing to various institutions that support young people in difficulty, Vanguard Properties has donated medical equipment and goods to some local authorities in the councils where it develops its projects.
Within the sphere of sports, Vanguard Properties created Vanguard Stars, an international tennis tournament dedicated to younger players, now in its fourth edition and already a remarkable success. Taking place in Portugal, Spain and France, it involves over 400 young people annually who compete in matches organized in a similar way to professional tournaments and in a family atmosphere that fosters healthy competition and friendship.
The developer is also the founding patron of 42 Lisboa, a project created in France by Xavier Neil and already considered the best coding school in the world. With an advanced learning model based on gaming programs, it does not require academic qualifications and provides classes for free, without teachers or timetables. With over 10,000 pupils in around 20 countries, this unique school is a passport to a professional future for thousands of trainees in one of the most sought-after skills today.
The patronage program also includes the TIKVA - the Jewish Museum of Lisbon by the architect Daniel Libeskind, of which the Berda family is one of the most distinguished patrons. The renovation of the façade of the National Museum of Contemporary Art (MNAC) in Lisbon is the latest project to be supported by Vanguard Properties.