BBIS FOUNDATION
A heartfelt endowment fund created to secure the future of BBIS as a beacon of educational excellence for generations to come. This fund is our commitment to nurturing the minds and spirits of future leaders, ensuring that our legacy of learning and innovation endures.
NURTURING THE FUTURE OF BBIS
Founded in 2021, the BBIS Foundation stands as a testament to the enduring commitment of its founders, the former shareholders of BBIS Berlin Brandenburg International School GmbH. As the current guardian and sole shareholder, the Foundation is devoted to preserving BBIS as a premier, inclusive, and international educational pillar for countless future generations.
The BBIS Foundation operates on a heartfelt non-profit basis. We dedicate ourselves to providing both tangible and intangible support to the school, guided by our charitable mission to enrich education and personal development. Our efforts ensure that BBIS continues to grow and thrive as a nurturing ground for young minds and spirits.Established in 2021, BBIS Foundation is a charitable endowment fund created by the former shareholders of BBIS Berlin Brandenburg International School GmbH. As today’s sole shareholder, the Foundation exists to ensure that BBIS remains a leading, inclusive and international educational institution for generations to come.
The BBIS Foundation is built upon a non-profit structure. We provide material and non-material support to the school for charitable, educational and upbringing-related purposes.
"AS A PARENT AND ENTREPRENEUR, I AM DEDICATED TO A LEGACY OF ENRICHING EDUCATION, SERVING AS A ROLE MODEL FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS AT BBIS, WHERE WE LOVINGLY CULTIVATE A RICH BLEND OF KNOWLEDGE AND CULTURE, PASSIONATELY NURTURING EACH STUDENT'S POTENTIAL IN A WARM, INCLUSIVE COMMUNITY THAT FEELS LIKE HOME, NO MATTER WHERE YOU'RE FROM."
Eve BĂĽchner
Director BBIS Foundation
"AS A PARENT AND THE FOUNDER OF BBIS, IT WAS MY DREAM AND MISSION TO PROVIDE A DIVERSE AND ENRICHING EDUCATIONAL ENVIRONMENT THAT PREPARES EACH STUDENT TO THRIVE IN A GLOBAL COMMUNITY."
Dr. Frank H. Walter-von Gierke
Director BBIS Foundation
"EDUCATION ALLOWS US TO TEAR DOWN THE OBSTACLES WHICH DIVIDE US. IT TEACHES US TOLERANCE, OPEN-MINDEDNESS AND GREATER UNDERSTANDING OF OTHERS. OUR HOPE IS THAT THROUGH THE BBIS FOUNDATION, WE CAN SUPPORT PROJECTS AND INITIATIVES WHICH UPHOLD THESE BELIEFS IN OUR SCHOOL COMMUNITY AND THE WIDER COMMUNITY."
Pam McGuinness
Director BBIS Foundation
"AS A PARENT AND ENTREPRENEUR, I AM DEDICATED TO A LEGACY OF ENRICHING EDUCATION, SERVING AS A ROLE MODEL FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS AT BBIS, WHERE WE LOVINGLY CULTIVATE A RICH BLEND OF KNOWLEDGE AND CULTURE, PASSIONATELY NURTURING EACH STUDENT'S POTENTIAL IN A WARM, INCLUSIVE COMMUNITY THAT FEELS LIKE HOME, NO MATTER WHERE YOU'RE FROM."
Eve BĂĽchner
Director BBIS Foundation
"AS A PARENT AND THE FOUNDER OF BBIS, IT WAS MY DREAM AND MISSION TO PROVIDE A DIVERSE AND ENRICHING EDUCATIONAL ENVIRONMENT THAT PREPARES EACH STUDENT TO THRIVE IN A GLOBAL COMMUNITY."
Dr. Frank H. Walter-von Gierke
Director BBIS Foundation
HOW YOU CAN HELP
Through the non-profit foundation structure, anyone who feels strongly about international education can become a long-term contributor to and co-owner of BBIS through donations.
By donating to the endowment of BBIS Foundation, you show your commitment to the school and leave your footprint in its history. As a donor, you are:
  • A lifelong member of the Founders Assembly of BBIS Foundation
  • Invited to BBIS Foundation events
  • A member of an exclusive network of internationally minded people
  • Honored and recognised by the BBIS Foundation
BOARD OF TRUSTEES

The Board of Trustees advises, supports and monitors the Board of Directors within the framework of the Foundation Act and the statutes of BBIS Foundation; especially with regard to the permanent and sustainable fulfillment of the foundation's purpose. It decides on matters of fundamental importance, taking into account the intention of the original founders as effectively as possible.

The members of the Board of Trustees are:

Mrs. Judith Claudia Kansal (co-opted member, Chair of the Board of Trustees), four-year term
Mrs. Anna Vogel (BBIS Alumni representative, Vice-Chair of the Board of Trustees), four-year term
Mrs. Gabriele Weber, six-year term as representative of Andreas Gerl Stiftung as original founder
Mrs. Barbara Jäschke, lifelong appointed as original founder
Dr. Pia Krone, lifelong appointed as original founder
Dr. Hermann Andreas, lifelong appointed as original founder
Prof. Dr. Daniel Koerfer, lifelong appointed as original founder
Mr. David Varzegis (co-opted member), four-year term
Mr. Brent Lund Bruning (BBIS staff representative), four-year term
Mrs. Ivonne Van Arkel (BBIS PTA representative), four-year term
Mrs. Matilda von Gierke (appointed by Founder's Meeting), four-year term
YOUR STATUS DEPENDS ON THE AMOUNT DONATED

Bronze Founder: 1,000 EUR - 4,999.99 EUR
Silver Founder: 5,000 EUR - 9,999.99 EUR
Gold Founder: 10,000 EUR - 19,999.99 EUR
Platinum Founder: 20,000 EUR - 49,999.99 EUR
Premium Founder: 50,000 EUR - 99,999.99 EUR
Honorary Founder: from 100,000 EUR

Donations are usually tax deductible according to German Tax Law depending on your individual tax arrangements. A Tax Certificate will be issued upon request.
THE FOUNDERS’ MEETING

The Founders’ Meeting has an advisory function vis-à-vis the Board of Management and the Board of Trustees, providing them both with recommendations on:

- How further endowments and sponsors can be acquired
- How the surpluses generated by the Foundation's assets can be used to fulfill the Foundation's purpose

The Founders' Meeting organises events that serve the Foundation's purpose and promotes its public image.

Members include people and legal entities who have donated at least 1,000 EUR to the assets of the Foundation; and those who have provided outstanding services to the Foundation and have been appointed by the Board of Trustees.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The BBIS Foundation Board of Directors administers the Foundation and executes the intention of the original Founders of BBIS Foundation.

The members of the Board of Directors are Mrs. Eve BĂĽchner, Mrs. Pam McGuinness and
Dr. Frank H. Walter-von Gierke (Chair).

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

The Board of Trustees advises, supports and monitors the Board of Directors within the framework of the Foundation Act and the statutes of BBIS Foundation; especially with regard to the permanent and sustainable fulfillment of the foundation's purpose. It decides on matters of fundamental importance, taking into account the intention of the original founders as effectively as possible.

The members of the Board of Trustees are:

Mrs. Judith Claudia Kansal (co-opted member, Chair of the Board of Trustees), four-year term
Mrs. Anna Vogel (BBIS Alumni representative, Vice-Chair of the Board of Trustees), four-year term
Mrs. Gabriele Weber, six-year term as representative of Andreas Gerl Stiftung as original founder
Mrs. Barbara Jäschke, lifelong appointed as original founder
Dr. Pia Krone, lifelong appointed as original founder
Dr. Hermann Andreas, lifelong appointed as original founder
Prof. Dr. Daniel Koerfer, lifelong appointed as original founder
Mr. David Varzegis (co-opted member), four-year term
Mr. Brent Lund Bruning (BBIS staff representative), four-year term
Mrs. Ivonne Van Arkel (BBIS PTA representative), four-year term
Mrs. Matilda von Gierke (appointed by Founder's Meeting), four-year term
YOUR STATUS DEPENDS ON THE AMOUNT DONATED

Bronze Founder: 1,000 EUR - 4,999.99 EUR
Silver Founder: 5,000 EUR - 9,999.99 EUR
Gold Founder: 10,000 EUR - 19,999.99 EUR
Platinum Founder: 20,000 EUR - 49,999.99 EUR
Premium Founder: 50,000 EUR - 99,999.99 EUR
Honorary Founder: from 100,000 EUR

Donations are usually tax deductible according to German Tax Law depending on your individual tax arrangements. A Tax Certificate will be issued upon request.
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