Foundation

Foundation


The foundation was established in Hamburg on the 1st of December in 2005 by Mrs. Petra Hammelmann. After the sale of the family-owned engineering company, a portion of the revenues were brought into the foundation. Mrs. Hammelmann’s motivation: “We have experienced so much warmness and security in our family that is really in contrast to the circumstances under which many children of this world have to grow up in. It’s only fair to provide them with a piece of what you have received.” After many years in business life, the establishment of the foundation was associated with the wish of social engagement by financial and personal commitment. She is receiving support from her husband Bertold Zink who is also actively engaged in the foundation’s board. As the third board member Mr. Stephan Lohmann supports the foundation, especially regarding the investment of the foundation capital.