The Fondation de Luxembourg celebrates 10 years of Philanthropy in Action! - 22.01.2019

80 foundations created under the aegis of Fondation de Luxembourg in ten years.



On January 22, Fondation de Luxembourg celebrated its 10-year anniversary at the former Château ARBED, now “19 Liberté” of the BCEE in Luxembourg City, in the presence of Deputy Prime Minister Felix Braz, Minister of Finance Pierre Gramegna, Honorary Prime Minister Jacques Santer, and foreign ambassadors.


Guests were welcomed by a speech by the Chairman of the Fondation de Luxembourg Henri Grethen who also introduced the 10-year anniversary video made for this occasion. Tonika Hirdman, Director General of Fondation de Luxembourg later took the floor to present the achievements and perspectives for philanthropic engagement in the Grand Duchy in front of more than 200 guests who attended this special event.


On the programme were also the testimonials of three founders of foundations active under the aegis of Fondation de Luxembourg. Dominique Robyns (Fondation Education and Integration for All), Marie-Anne Werner (Fondation Pierre Werner), and Michel Sanitas (Fondation PRAIRIAL) were invited to share with the audience their personal journeys. The focus then turned towards some of the beneficiaries of support from foundations under the aegis of Fondation de Luxembourg. Chanel Perdichizzi, laureate of the Bourses Michelle in classical music gave an enchanting recital at the harp and Anouk Godelet, a young engineer who was awarded the Prix d’Excellence 2018 for her Master thesis in Engineering shared her experience with the public.


Finally, Minister of Finance Pierre Gramegna gave the closing speech, calling amongst other for the future establishment of a single market philanthropy as a way to enhance the impact of future philanthropic engagements at the European level.


The evening ended with a cocktail reception to celebrate 10 years of Philanthropy in Action !



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10-year Anniversary video of Fondation de Luxembourg:;

Communiqué de presse: Une philanthropie "made in Luxembourg", le pari réussi de la Fondation de Luxembourg qui fête ses 10 ans.

  • Date de début : 22.01.2019 18:00
  • Date de fin : 22.01.2019 22:00


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