Meetings virtual

Apr. 2021

The first virtual Sponsor Circle event

Our first virtual Sponsor Circle event was titled ‘Hope and Trust – A Way Out of the Crisis’. The 45-minute virtual get-together focused on the coronavirus relief fund and the situation faced by PATRIZIA KinderHaus facilities on the ground.

We invited Brother Ansgar Stüfe to talk at the event as a guest speaker. Brother Ansgar worked as a missionary and doctor in Africa for 16 years and was responsible for St. Joseph’s Hospital in Peramiho in Tanzania, where the first ever PATRIZIA Foundation project was set up. In his talk, Brother Ansgar provided some fascinating insights into the coronavirus situation in Tanzania and India.

Petra Ellert, Jowita Fuchshofer and Sandra von Waldenfels from the foundation gave some absorbing insights into our KinderHaus facilities and explained how the foundation has already successfully provided help through the emergency fund. The event drew to a close with a speech of thanks by Amanda Nortje from Thembalitsha, our partner organisation in South Africa.

Feedback from participants at the event was positive all round. “They found it quite moving and it was interesting to hear such vivid descriptions of the situation on the ground,” concludes Sandra von Waldenfels. Video conferences are no substitute for meeting face to face, but they can certainly be a useful addition to other events organised by the foundation

A journey of discovery and indulgence with the PATRIZIA Foundation

At the end of April, the PATRIZIA Foundation invited members of the Sponsor Circle to a virtual wine tasting. A sommelier accompanied guests through the evening and presented wines from South Africa. To prepare for the tasting, they had already received a delivery of selected wines to turn the pleasure trip into a tangible experience. The tasting was interspersed with insights into foundation projects currently underway in South Africa. Our guest at the virtual event was Amanda Nortje from our partner organisation Thembalitsha Foundation. Amanda also offered a first-hand account of her work with the children on site.

Further planned events (exclusively for Sponsor Circle members):

  • An art auction with the PAT ART LAB in Frankfurt (July)
  • Our annual walk with the Sponsor Circle (October)
  • Foundation talk or virtual get-together (November)

Due to the current situation, events may be postponed or changed at short notice. Still not joined the Sponsor Circle, but don’t want to miss out on our exclusive networking events?

Become a member of our Sponsor Circle. Meet Sandra von Waldenfels and Jowita Fuchshofer from our fundraising team, who will be happy to explain how to join!

For more information, klick here!

Jowita Fuchshofer and Sandra von Waldenfels in September 2020