We are convinced that this commitment and memory of times in Marienau can be the basis for a permanent contribution to the future of Marienau through a charitable foundation.
Our charitable foundation is to support Marienau as an important alternative to public schools, help secure its continued existence and enable talented young people attend Marienau, no matter if their families are able to pay for their stay at Marienau.
Many things have changed in Marienau; the large new sport facility, the modern buildings, and the sprawling premises stand out immediately. The continued development of the pedagogic work is not as immediately evident. The current Abitur examinations after 12 years of schooling pose great challenges to Marienau. On the economic side, the loss of one year of school had to be compensated for. On the pedagogic side, we find just how much of a strain is put on our students by the lessons.
The increased share of international students, on the other hand, makes us happy. Young people from Spain, China, France, Mexico, Russia enrich the Marienau community and prepare our students for a globalized world.
The foundation board includes Prof. Thomas Jaspersen – working here for himself and his family – as well as Dr. Hans-Georg von Portatius, journalist, and Dr. Frank Stangenberg-Haverkamp, entrepreneur. The foundation board has elected Mr. Jan Behrmann, entrepreneur, as chairman of the board of Stiftung Marienau.
Other founding members include Rolf Ehlermann, pharmacist, and Dr. Gerd Weiland, lawyer.
All the founding members named are Altmarienauer and look forward to meeting further dedicated persons who would like to support the idea of our foundation! Find information on application for a scholarship here.
c/o Weiland Rechtsanwälte
Am Kaiserkai 62