Three institutions for social commitment are now located in a complete wing at the new headquarters of the family office. The Aktionsgruppe “Kinder in Not” e.V., the Jürgen Wirtgen Stiftung and the Stefan Wirtgen Stiftung.
The Aktionsgruppe „Kinder in Not“ e.V. currently maintains and supports more than 50 aid projects in developing countries like Philippines, India and Brazil. This is done with projects that consistently help people help themselves. These include for example, day-care centres, educational institutions and medical facilities. At the same time, young people are introduced to a future worth living through sponsorships.
In the case of Aktionsgruppe “Kinder in Not” e.V. 100 % of every euro donated and every amount received for sponsorship reaches its destination with no deduction for administrative expenses.
The Jürgen Wirtgen Stiftung and the Stefan Wirtgen Stiftung, which were both founded in 2020, mainly support the local region. The purposes of theses foundations are the promotion of science and research, the provision of assistance to young people and the elderly, education and training, public health, the arts, nature conservation, sports and civic commitment on behalf of non-profit, charitable and ecclesiastical purposes.
The Jürgen Wirtgen Stiftung and the Stefan Wirtgen Stiftung are foundations under civil law and are using their own endowment income in pursuit of non-profit and charitable purposes.
Bundling all the social activities in the new family office underscores the Wirtgen Family’s long-standing commitment to dedicate itself to the needs of society above and beyond its own business activities.