Prizewinners 2013
Welcome Address from the Two Chairmen
The reasons why a Foundation puts intellectual energy and material resources to use are a direct expression of its traditions, and can be found in its history.
 
Half a century ago, when Lina Balzan decided to honour the memory of her father Eugenio and further his principles by using his considerable estate in the work of promoting knowledge, she began an exemplary tradition of philanthropy, which had solid foundations in the personal vicissitudes of a young man from Badia Polesine who became a leading figure in the cultural life of Milan.