20 Years PATRIZIA Children Foundation
active since 20 years
We offer lasting support to children worldwide
Everyone should be entitled to an education. It is a chance to enjoy a better future and we want children worldwide to make use of this entitlement. The PATRIZIA Children Foundation has been working towards this goal incessantly since 1999. Thanks to many years of expertise and a high level of personal commitment, we create places worldwide that give children and adolescents a sense of security, strength and perspective. By working with selected local partners, we focus on helping people to help themselves in the long term – through schools, support centres, children’s homes and hospitals, all of which are run locally. Every donated euro goes 100% towards our projects. It is totally easy to help! Long-term sponsors will find it particularly easy to benefit thanks to our Sponsor Circle.
We build schools
Because education opens doors throughout the world to a better future.
We build hospitals
Because we want to help children to be strong as they go through life in good health.
We build children’s homes
Because every child needs protection and safety as they grow up.
20 Years of PATRIZIA Children Foundation: A Video Message from Wolfgang Egger
The Foundation, which operates internationally, is committed to improving the education of children and young people worldwide. The PATRIZIA Children Foundation was founded 20 years ago. In the video message, Wolfgang Egger, initiator of the Foundation and CEO of PATRIZIA, shares his joy about 20 wonderful years of Foundation work, recalls its beginnings and announces some new projects.
“Our goal is that through education children everywhere can find their own way to enjoy a self-determined future. We are pursuing this aim with everything we have,” says Wolfgang Egger.
This approach is still valid: the PATRIZIA Children Foundation was established in 1999 as the PATRIZIA KinderHaus Stiftung. 20 years and 17 PATRIZIA Children Centers later, the Foundation’s work is bearing fruit all over the world in accordance with the Foundation’s motto: Building the future together. The PATRIZIA Children Foundation has also taken its 20-year anniversary as a cue to publish its new Foundation magazine. The highlights of the first issue of Twenty can be found here.
We would also like to thank all partner organisations, sponsors and friends of the Foundation as well as committed PATRIZIA members, without whom the successful work within the Foundation would not have be possible. Wolfgang Egger underlines: “We’re a family-owned business and we work with partners for many years and invest in the long term. The work of the Foundation is a bit like our core business at PATRIZIA with property investment: it is about investing in social impact – for the children in the whole world.”
Ann-Kathrin and Mario Götze, ambassadors of the PATRIZIA Children Foundation
To celebrate our 20th anniversary, we are honoured to welcome the World Cup-winning footballer Mario Götze and his wife, model Ann-Kathrin Götze, to the PATRIZIA Children Foundation family. Together with these two ambassadors, we have a lot of plans for this year and beyond – they will give you some insight here. Read the entire interview with Mario and Ann-Kathrin Götze in the new edition of our Foundation magazine Twenty.
The primary goal of the PATRIZIA Children Foundation is to help as many children as possible to get access to education. Our new ambassadors Ann-Kathrin and Mario Götze support this goal by raising awareness for us. Mario has been kicking a football from the moment he could walk and will focus on sports in the individual PATRIZIA Children Centers: “Sport is an integral part of child developmentand makes an important contributionto personal growth,especially when you play football. It is a team sport, soyou realisequicklythat youcan only be reallysuccessful ifyou work together. This also develops social skills, whichare important for children.”Read more
What we strive for
The beginnings of our foundation lie in Tanzania. Our projects in Africa’s fifth-largest country are representative of the things the PATRIZIA Children Foundation cares about most: access to education, equal opportunities and a life of self-determination for children and adolescents all over the world. We offer children help so they learn to look after themselves – in the areas that matter most, in the long term, in collaboration with a suitable local partner organisation. Our homes allow us to help as many children as possible to grow up in a safe environment so they can learn or recuperate their strength. Drawing on a wealth of experience in dealing with property allows us to maximise the benefit to those we help. One thing our sponsors can always be sure of: every penny of every donation, big or small, goes towards our projects. It is very easy to support us!Read more
To the article archive
|Just some of the things we have already accomplished: facts and figures|
|200,000||More than 200,000 children and adolescents worldwide have gained access to a proper education, offering them every chance to enjoy a better future.|
|We have been committed to the welfare of children and adolescents worldwide for 20 years. Our experience makes us a partner children can genuinely rely on.||20|
|16||To date, we have built 16 facilities worldwide, including schools, hospitals and children’s homes. We have also succeeded in adding at least one facility every year.|
|Each year, 20,000 children throughout the world receive essential medical treatment and general healthcare support through our hospitals and nursing homes.||20,000|
|2,000||Every year, more than 2,000 children – who would otherwise have little prospect of enjoying a life of self-determination – are given the life-changing opportunity to attend one of our schools.|
|Our children’s homes offer a secure and comfortable place to live to 200 children in need.||200|
|10||We currently operate in ten countries: Germany, Cameroon, Kenya, Nepal, Peru, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe and Kenya. India and Bhutan will soon become additions to this list.|
Our current events
The Sponsor Circle is an association of permanent sponsors who commit themselves to providing development aid through financial support of at least €10,000 or their unique know-how. Often, they like to show this commitment as part of a corporate social responsibility programme. We offer a variety of participation options – do contact us for more details.
7th PATRIZIA Charity Golf Cup
The annual PATRIZIA Charity Golf Cup took place end of June for the benefit of the PATRIZIA Children Foundation and - as almost every year - was accompanied by bright sunshine. The tournament was well attended: 45 participants played at a summer temperature of 32 degrees.
Norton Rose Fulbright´s charity cooking event
Another Sponsor Circle member of the PATRIZIA Children Foundation was very active in May: Norton Rose Fulbright gathered its business partners, customers and friends for a charity cooking event at the Kochwerk in Frankfurt on May 28th.
Pre-Opening PATRIZIA Partners & Friends Night
We celebrate 20 years of PATRIZIA Children Foundation. A nice occasion to invite our Sponsor Circle members to the pre-opening of the PATRIZIA Partners & Friends Night. On May 21st, the evening before the PATRIZIA Annual General Meeting, our sponsors and friends met in Augsburg.
1st International Charity Dinner with Clifford Chance and Deloitte
An international team for the first time: The PATRIZIA Children Foundation organized, together with the Sponsor Circle members Clifford Chance and Deloitte, a charity dinner on May 16th in Frisange, Luxembourg. Together with star chef Lea Linster, the invited guests conjured up an African star menu.
K&L Gates Charity Event on May 7th 2019
Our Sponsor Circle Member K&L Gates invited selected guests to an exclusive piano concert in the Villa Liebermann located directly at the Wannsee. Pianist Andreas Weimer took the guests on a musical world tour, and a total of 25,000 euros in donations for the PATRIZIA Children Foundation were raised
The PATRIZIA Children Foundation’s Spring Brunch, 20 March 2019
This event marks the start of a series of activities around the 20th anniversary of the PATRIZIA Children Foundation. Alexander Busl, Managing Director of the PATRIZIA Children Foundation, gave the guests from the Sponsor Circle an overview of the Foundation’s current projects.
First Foundation Talk, Frankfurt
To support disadvantaged children and young people worldwide, to define goals and challenges of international foundation work: Participants and invited guests focused on these topics at the 1st Foundation Talk of the PATRIZIA Children Foundation in Frankfurt.
White & Case Charity Dinner, Frankfurt
Cooking for a good cause – that was the aim of the exclusive White & Case Charity Dinner in Frankfurt on September 27th, 2018. For the construction of the PATRIZIA Secondary School Dhoksan in Nepal, White & Case LLP showed its generosity. 25,000 euros in donations were collected.