The IWCZ has a strong interest in giving back to the community. The Executive Board includes a Philanthropy coordinator and proceeds from activities are donated to various philanthropic organizations throughout Croatia. Our members have raised over 5 million Kuna for charity in Croatia since our founding. 



September Philanthropy Event

September 27th 2022


We raised 1450 Kuna through  our welcome drinks philanthropy evening which was held on Tuesday 27th September. Thank you to our members for your 

te generosity, it was a lovely social evening and all for a good cause too! The funds will be transferred to Osmijeh Djeteta  – Osijek, who are very grateful that we choose to support their Organisation.


October Philanthropy  Event 

Wednesday 26th October


Join IWCZ at the residence of the Ukrainian Ambassador where we will participate in a Master workshop to learn about ‘stone embroidery of Nova Kokhovka’.  This is a patented stone façade embellishment artistry invented by artist-monumentalist Hrygoriy Dovzhenko.  Please see flyer for sign up details.


 Chilean Embassy ‘ Chilean Women – Creating a Future’ – 22/11/22


We enjoyed a documentary by 3 renowned Chilean directors who potray a group of talented Chilean women creating a future for Chile and the world. Followed by a discussion about Women and the challenges they still face in today’s workplaces Led by the Chilean Ambassador to Croatia  H E Cristian Streeter


Tea Ceremony ‘ The Way of Tea ‘  – 30.11.22 at Zagreb’s unique Michelin Star Restaurant Noel


A Japanese cultural activity where the best quality leaves are prepared. Members had the opportunity to learn more about tea making and taste white, green, and black tea during the ceremony. Mr Karlo Ferenčak and Ms Maja Blažević from Materia presented the green matcha tea. In addition Ms Vesna Matic a specialist in Art Therapy explained the four fundamental principles of the Way of Tea, harmony, respect, purity and tranquility.


A  heartfelt thank you to all for your overwhelming generosity and support in the November Philanthropy events.  We have raised over 6000 kuna which will be donated to the Pučka Kuhinja  located on Gundulićeva ulica in Zagreb it is run by the Sisters of Mercy of  St. Vincent de Paul, led by the hardworking and well-known sister Tihomira Parlaj. Our donation will provide the kitchen with five days worth of meals.  


Save the Date :January philanthropy event :In Cooperation with The Embassy of Macedonia 24th January 2023


Our next philanthropy event will be held in January and we are honoured to be organising it together with The Embassy of Macedonia. The details will be announced shortly! Watch this space…