Maria Adonyeva — founder of Ostrova Charitable Foundation and a trustee of the board.
Maria Adonyeva is the founder of Ostrova Charitable Foundation and a trustee of the board. She established the foundation to tackle the major challenges faced by children and adults throughout Russia who suffer from cystic fibrosis. She also launched the Chopin award, granted annually, to motivate young people with the condition to lead active professional lives.
Maria Adonyeva is an international businesswoman, philanthropist and art collector based in London, where she lives with her family. She is an active investor in a number of businesses, notably in education, art and fashion. In addition, she has been involved in many charitable initiatives across the globe.
Maria Adonyeva has a life-long passion for contemporary art. She is involved with a number of major art institutions, (including Somerset House, Tate Modern and The Courtauld Institute) and has personally supported a number of established and emerging artists.
Maria holds a Master in Philology from St Petersburg State University.