The WHU Foundation –
Supporting the successful growth of WHU.
Established in 1984, the WHU Foundation is a charitable foundation registered under German law in Vallendar, Germany. Its main purpose is to fund and support WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management, one of Germany's leading business schools. The Foundation’s activities are financed by its capital and third-party donations.
In keeping with the principles of good foundation practice, the WHU Foundation considers transparency key in its responsibility to society and its sponsors. Therefore, the Foundation’s work is voluntarily audited annually by an auditing firm and publishes a comprehensive annual report. The WHU Foundation also manages the assets of various non-independent foundations, such as the Irmgard und Erich Schneider Foundation, the Intergenerational Business Foundation (“Generationenübergreifendes Wirtschaften”), and the CIO Foundation.
Become part of an idea –
Support the successful growth of WHU.
There are many ways to support WHU in its mission to deliver ‘Excellence in Management Education’. As well as endowment contributions to the Foundation capital, the chair, and center endowments, it is also possible to support individual research projects or to finance study places for individual students.
We would be delighted to speak with you in a personal conversation about your funding interests.
WHU’s bank details for donations:
IBAN DE38 5705 0120 0000 2135 79
Benefactors, sponsors, and more –
A central element of our school.
WHU is a private school and therefore receives no government funding. Approximately 60 percent of the funding needs of the school are met by the income generated from the Foundation’s financial assets, by endowments, and by donations from the business world and individuals. WHU’s alumni also generously support their alma mater.
WHU differentiates between:
Prof. Otto Beisheim Stiftungen
In Praxi - WHU Alumni Association
Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
Stiftung Mercator GmbH
Dietmar Hopp Stiftung GmbH
Stiftung Generationenübergreifendes Wirtschaften
IHK zu Koblenz
Merck Finck Privatbankiers AG
Deutsche Post Stiftung
Covestro Deutschland AG
Deutsche Post AG
Deutsche Telekom AG
EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG
Thyssen Krupp AG
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
McKinsey & Company, Inc.
Diligentia - Stiftung für empirische Forschung
Goldman Sachs International
Niedax GmbH & Co.KG
P+P Pöllath + Partners Rechtsanwälte und Steuerberater mbH
BSH Hausgeräte GmbH
Accenture Dienstleistungen GmbH
Binz & Partner Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater Wirtschaftsprüfer mbB
Canyon Bicycles GmbH
Egon Zehnder International GmbH
Merrill Lynch UK
Bain & Company Germany, Inc.
Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
PwC Strategy& (Germany) GmbH
Roland Berger GmbH
Irmgard und Erich Schneider Stiftung
A. T. Kearney GmbH
MLP Finanzdienstleistungen AG
Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft e. V.
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Joh. Berenberg, Gossler & Co. KG
Luther Rechtsawaltsgesellschaft mbH
L'Oréal Deutschland GmbH
M + C Schiffer GmbH
meta Trennwandanlagen GmbH & Co. KG
MMV Leasing GmbH
Vontobel Asset Management AG
Böker & Paul AG / Kanzlei für Vermögensmanagement
Emma Sleep GmbH
Credit Suisse Securities (Europe) Ltd.
Dr. Toni Calabretti
iExecutives e. V.
KKA Management GmbH
EMBA Class of 2019
meta Trennwandanlagen GmbH & Co.KG
Hannelore und Manfred J. Lenhart Stiftung zur Hochbegabtenförderung
Lotto Rheinland-Pfalz - Stiftung
Zonta Club Koblenz I
Deutscher Fachverlag GmbH
We would like to also thank our many other supporters!
Financial stability –
The basis for sustainable growth.
As a private research institution, WHU receives no institutional support from government agencies for teaching and research. The school is supported by the non-profit WHU Foundation (Stiftung Wissenschaftliche Hochschule für Unternehmensführung).
WHU successfully completed the 2018/2019 fiscal year and invested heavily in securing its future. Revenues rose by EUR 3.85 million year-on-year to EUR 45.08 million. Expenses rose by EUR 3.87 million to EUR 45.06 million. 56% of the school’s financial requirements are covered by the income from the foundation capital, grants for chairs or projects of companies or other organizations as well as private individuals. A steadily growing share of the donations comes from former WHU students, with whom the school maintains a continuous and intensive exchange.
Detailed information can be found in the annual report (in German).
The Germany Scholarship –
An initiative to support young talents at WHU.
The Germany Scholarship is a joint initiative of the federal government and private sponsors to award scholarships to committed and talented students. Thanks to a large number of donors (companies, associations, foundations, and private individuals), WHU has been able to support a large number of students with Germany Scholarships in recent years.
CIO Foundation –
MBA scholarships for young IT talents.
The CIO Foundation promotes the general management education of young, outstanding IT talents by providing them with MBA scholarships. With the ‘CIO Young Talent Award’ and the ‘CIO Executive Award’, the CIO Foundation has established two funding formats for different career stages.
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Executive Board & Board of Trustees –
Legal representatives of the Foundation.
The Executive Board is responsible for the efficient and effective management of the Foundation's business. It ensures that the School properly fulfills its obligations and that its aims are maintained.
One of the primary duties of the Executive Board is to increase the assets of the Foundation to ensure sustainable development of the School. To this end, the Executive Board works closely with WHU’s administration.
Get in touch –
We're looking forward to hearing from you.
Please do not hesitate to get in touch with us to find out more about the WHU Foundation, our work, and the various possibilities to support WHU.