Ilona Pongracz founded Ethika in 2002 and offers her experience and services to non-profit institutions as fundraising specialist in the humanitarian, social and environmental fields.
She gained her experience working in the sponsorship sector of a multinational company and then at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in the public fundraising and promotion division.
She also gives courses in fundraising, notably at the University of Geneva. In addition, Ethika is a partner of the CAS in fundraising (Certificate of Advanced Studies) at the Geneva Hight School of Management (HEG).
Ilona Pongracz is also a member of the Swissfundraising Association and for 10 years organised the annual fundraising seminar for the French-speaking of Switzerland (about 100 participants each year).
Since 2020, she is Vice President of Switzerland for UNHCR Foundation's Board, whose mission is to promote the activities of UNHCR, the United Nations Refugee Agency, to the Swisspublic and raise funds for its projects.