Coppenrath Foundation wants to give hope

10.000 € to directly benefit the region in a first serve

There are about 100 foundations in the Emsland. Now the region has been made richer by another private support. Yesterday, the Coppenrath entrepreneur family presented the “Franz und Ursula Coppenrath-Foundation in Groß Hesepe.

Every year, substantial sums are to go into fighting Parkinson’s disease. The 81-year-old senior partner herself has been suffering from this disease for more than two decades. Petra Coppenrath (daughter) pointed out that research within the framework of physiotherapy was to be systematically promoted.

The second line of support, however, will directly lead into the region. The entrepreneur Franz Coppenrath, who died in 1997, had already wanted to launch a foundation. Petra Coppenrath mentions one motive, “We want to support the region in which we have been entrepreneurially active for such a long time”. Together with her mother and Thomas Dellwig she represents the Board of Trustees, which acts in an honorary capacity.

According to the motto “Give hope”, the foundation annually wants to consciously support projects in the region, which are determined to overcome social and physical discrimination. The first step will be to offer an award of 10.000 € at the beginning of 2012. The patron is District Administrator Hermann Bröring: “The Emsland is a future orientated region and needs all types of support for the breeze of fresh air which the young generation brings.” That is why the foundation hopes for sub-foundations and donations.


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