A board to show the beauty of the Duomo to the world.
A network of “ambassadors” representing the symbol of Milan and giving voice to the many projects organised by the Cathedral.
The first meeting of the newly-formed Advisory Board of the Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo di Milano has taken place, the creation of which was decided by the Institution’s Board of Directors on 23 November of last year.
The establishment of this body was possible thanks to the collaboration between persons from the business world. The group is comprised of exponents of recognised prestige and professionalism to work on the development and promotion of the Veneranda Fabbrica’s initiatives, inspired by the ethical and civic values which have always guided their decisions.
The Board’s task is to collaborate with the Presidency of the Veneranda Fabbrica in defining the strategic guidelines regarding the annual fundraising initiatives and the promotion and development of the Institution’s projects on a national and international level.
Furthermore, regarding the United States of America, the Board’s activity will be supported and strengthened by the International Patrons of the Duomo di Milano, the legal American charity formed in 2014.
The first meeting (which sanctioned the commencement of the work), took place in the headquarters of the Veneranda Fabbrica in the presence of the Chairman of the Board of Directors, Fedele Confalonieri, who commented: “ After the establishment of the Scientific Committee of the Veneranda Fabbrica, led by Mons. Gianantonino Borgonovo, to promote the cultural initiatives of the institution and the many ongoing restoration projects, the objective is to guarantee a solid future for the Cathedral, today a destination for over two million worshipers and tourists a year who have suggested the need to bring into being an Advisory Board that, made up of well-known personalities from the world of work and business, can collaborate legitimately with the Institution’s Board of Directors in its daily running and, in particular, fundraising. I am certain that these “ambassadors of the Duomo”, whom I thank for their availability and willingness, will represent invaluable support in the achievement of the challenges which await us”.
The Advisory Board is currently composed of:
- SIMONE CROLLA (Coordinator), Managing Director- American Chamber of Commerce
- DANIELA BOLLINO, Founder of Key2People
- MARIO BOSELLI, Honorary President of the National Chamber of Fashion
- JAMIE GERARD, Managing Director - Hycroft Advisors
- STEFANO LUCCHINI, Head of External, Institutional and International Relations for IntesaSanPaolo
- LUCIA MORSELLI, Founder of Franco Tatò & Partner Consulting Firm
- ANTONIO PEDERSOLI, Equity Partner at Pedersoli Law Firm
- VERONICA SQUINZI, Internationalisation and Development Manager at Mapei