OvidiuRo Cofounders – Maria Gheorghiu and Leslie Hawke – received The ALIANȚA Award for Achievement in Humanitarian Work and Social Involvement, one of the three distinctions awarded during the 2016 ALIANTA Gala in Washington, in the presence of high-profile political and business representatives from the US and Romania.

The ALIANTA Award is an acknowledgement of the long history of fruitful partnership between Gheorghiu and Hawke in fighting poverty through promoting the access to education of the poorest children of Romania.

The Award for Achievement in Humanitarian Work and Social Involvement was handed by Ethan Hawke, having Vice-President Joe Biden, Ambassador Hans Klemm and other political and business key-people as witnesses.

ALIANTA seeks to raise the profile Romania in the US by engaging American individuals and organizations interested in keeping the US and Romania as close cultural, economic, political, and strategic allies.