“We are delighted to be able to successfully shape joint projects with local expertise on a sustainable basis.”

Wolfgang Egger, initiator of the PATRIZIA Children Foundation

First Foundation Talk, Frankfurt

Support disadvantaged children and adolescents worldwide; define goals and the challenges of international foundation work – these were the topics looked at during the first Foundation Talk of the PATRIZIA Children Foundation on 12 September in Frankfurt. The exclusive event for Sponsor Circle members, partners and friends of the foundation was also the starting signal for a new project.

A world-class panel discussion was organised for our sponsors, bringing our foundation initiator Wolfgang Egger together with a variety of interesting guests under the motto Foundation work in an international context. The panel members included Dr Auma Obama, founder of the Sauti Kuu Foundation and partner of the new PATRIZIA Vocational Training Centre in Alego , Kenya. The former US President’s sister also believes strongly in our approach of working in partnership with local organisations. Another important guest on the day was Queen Mother of Bhutan, Gyalyum Sangay Choden Wangchuck. Her foundation, RENEW, was set up in 2004 and is the only institution in Bhutan that acts as a shelter for children and women threatened by violence. Together with the foundation of PATRIZIA AG, she announced the launch of a new collaborative project in the Himalayan state: the 17th facility of the PATRIZIA Children Foundation will be established here.

Wolfgang Egger’s joy regarding international partnership was also evident during the panel discussion: “We’re proud to have found partners in the Sauti Kuu Foundation in Kenya and the RENEW Foundation in Bhutan – who share our philosophy and will make our joint projects successful in the long term, based on a wealth of local competence.” The First Foundation Talk of the PATRIZIA Children Foundation welcomed 100 high-level guests and was an all-round success. The event marks the beginning of further exciting events being organised by the foundation.