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    The first meeting of the founding partners Franz Haniel & Cie. GmbH, Beisheim Stiftung, KfW Stiftung and Anthropia gGmbH with the programme partners Der Paritätische NRW and Wilo-Foundation.



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Beisheim Foundation
The Beisheim Foundation is dedicated to the dialogue between generations and the shaping of social change. It develops its own programmes and promotes projects that aim to encourage active participation in society. The foundation's nationwide work focuses on education, health, culture and sport. In the spirit of its founder Otto Beisheim, the foundation acts in an entrepreneurial and partnership-oriented manner.

Franz Haniel & Cie. GmbH
As a family-owned investment company, Haniel today manages a diversified portfolio and, as a value creator, pursues a long-term and sustainable investment strategy. Despite its international orientation, Haniel has never lost sight of what is near at hand: the city of Duisburg and the Ruhr region. Here, the holding company contributes to the promotion of education and responsibility for the location.

Anthropia gGmbH
Anthropia brings people together for whom another world is possible. It creates spaces for lateral and different thinkers who want to tackle and solve today's social problems. Together with its partner organisations, Anthropia has founded the Impact Factory, the innovation hotbed for social entrepreneurs.

Der Paritätische NRW
Around 3,100 social organisations work under the umbrella of der Paritätische NRW. Many of them grow out of civic engagement and social movements. The association gives them start-up help, provides technical, business and organisational advice and represents their interests vis-à-vis politicians and funding agencies. The members are as colourful as society itself. But they all have one thing in common: tolerance, openness and diversity form the basis of their actions.

Wilo Foundation
With the establishment of the Wilo Foundation in 2011, the majority of the Wilo SE shares previously held by the family were transferred to the family foundation. In addition to its role as a shareholder in the company, it is socially involved in the areas of science, education & social affairs, culture and sport, particularly in Dortmund and the Ruhr region, and increasingly worldwide, in line with the motto empowering young people.