Mensagem do Presidente – 67º Aniversário da FRESS
On this anniversary of the Ricardo Espírito Santo Silva Foundation, which passes under such special and difficult circumstances, I want to evoke its Founder who conceived and created this reality that has caused so much admiration over these 67 years of existence.
I would like to extend a greeting to all those who have served it over the years, from artisans to students, from undifferentiated workers to technicians, teachers and leaders.
I would like to thank all those who have trusted the Foundation and, in a special way, those who have demonstrated this in the most difficult periods they have ever lived. Among them are, of course, those we also consider our partners and who support us a lot: the Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Lisboa, the Lisbon City Hall and the Cultural Development Fund.
The Foundation’s prestige and credibility remain unshakable also across borders and, for this very reason, despite the times we live in, orders continue to arrive, from old and new customers, which are very prestigious.
I extend a friendly greeting to the members of the Foundation’s Governing Bodies, in the person of the Madam President of the Board of Trustees.
The word of recognition and support to all who currently work at the Foundation. This time is very difficult for reasons that transcend the Foundation. Let us hope that we will surpass them, continuing this unique work.
Pedro Santana Lopes
Chairman of the Board of Directors and Executive Director