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Donation campaigns: Gifts with a positive impact

For a good cause: donations instead of gifts

With an appeal for donations for a good cause, you can express your solidarity and give people with rare diseases hope for a healthier future. A fundraising campaign like this, as well as a donation in lieu of flowers and gifts, can be a good idea for many occasions – whether in a business or private setting:

  • Do you want to surprise someone with a gift donation on the occasion of an anniversary, a day of honor or a birthday?
  • Would you prefer to show social responsibility instead of giving Christmas presents to your employees and business contacts?
  • Do you want to express your solidarity with those affected by rare diseases by appealing for donations instead of receiving gifts?

In any case, your donation or fundraising campaign is a valuable support for our work. As we keep our administrative costs low, your donations will benefit the foundation’s purpose in full.

Donations in lieu of gifts

How do I launch an appeal for donations?

If you would like to do without gifts at a celebration for the benefit of the Eva Luise and Horst Köhler Foundation, it is best to mention our donation account to your guests in the invitation letter:

Eva Luise and Horst Köhler Foundation
for people with rare diseases
Sparkasse KölnBonn
IBAN DE83 3705 0198 1901 4480 17

To ensure that we can allocate the donations correctly, it is important to state the surname and first name of the recipient(s) in the reference field when making a payment.

We are happy to help…just reach out to us beforehand!

If you inform us of your appeal for donations in advance, we can provide you with an overview of all donors and the total amount donated. When contacting us, please indicate the date of your special day, as well as your address.

We are happy to issue a donation receipt for the tax office on request, provided we also have the addresses of the donors.

Your contact person for donations

  • Sanna Börgel
    • Sanna Börgel
    • Stiftungsleitung
    • +49 (0)228 5227 9999

What should gift givers bear in mind?

If you would like to make a donation to the Eva Luise and Horst Köhler Foundation instead of a gift, please transfer your donation to our donation account a few days before the festive occasion, if possible. This gives us enough time to record all incoming donations. To ensure we can allocate the donations correctly, it is important that you state the surname and first name of the recipient(s) in the intended purpose.

We can produce a personal thank you card on request. You can decide whether this should be sent directly to the recipient or sent to you. In either case, the card will be sent as soon as we receive your donation and the necessary information.

Please send us the following details by e-mail to

  • name of the recipient
  • occasion
  • amount of the donation
  • your name
  • name and address to which the card is to be sent

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