A statement on the collaboration of the Röchling foundation and the Deutsche Universitätsstiftung – important to know, nice to hear:
Dipl. pol. Cornelia C. Kliment
Deutsche Universitätsstiftung, Director
Leaders In Science, Consultant
Section Stiftungsfundraising/Fundraisingverband, Manager
What does the collaboration with the Röchling Stiftung mean to you?
Soon after my presentation in front of the Röchling foundation‘s Board of Trustees in 2015, I received a positive feedback: the foundation agreed on sponsoring two TANDEM scholars. At that early stage of our program, it allowed for huge improvements in our efforts of developing the program according to the needs of the target group. The support of the Röchling foundation has significantly increased the impact of our work from early on.
What would have been different without our cooperation?
We would have grown at a much slower pace and would have missed a sponsorship that we perceive to be very sincere and helpful – including the foundation’s contribution in choosing scholars for the WELCOME program. I have specifically been impressed by one of Röchling foundation’s studies on the power of integration through voluntary activities by refugees themselves – we therefore gladly participate in this process together with our scholars. Also, we have been impressed by the personal level of support that the Röchling foundation offers to its scholars.
How do you experience our „Project sponsors model“?
We have found this model to be a very intensive form of cooperation. The way the Röchling foundation has assumed responsibility through Michael Röchling [the project godfather] has been exemplary. We gladly recommend the Röchling foundation to other support institutions.