A sense of responsibility – to Dortmund and the region

Like the Opländer entrepreneurial and founding family, the foundation also has close ties with the city of Dortmund and the surrounding region. Maintaining a strong degree of community involvement, continuing the tradition of the founding family, comes naturally to the foundation.

To improve the cultural appeal of Dortmund within the region and beyond, the foundation supports the renowned Concert Hall in Dortmund and, in this way, helps to ensure that some outstanding musical events of the highest international standard are staged there.

In terms of forward-looking structural assistance, the foundation supports the ‘Science Master Plan’ and thus the future development of Dortmund as a ‘Science City’. As part of this initiative, partners from science, the business community, chambers of commerce and the city government are helping to develop future visions and an action plan for the Science City of Dortmund, which includes everything from public relations campaigns to the work of the Children’s University. 

The involvement of the foundation in the areas of education, sport and culture not only works to the benefit of highly talented individuals. It also includes liaison and facilitation services for youths, children and the inhabitants of the city in general.

The founding family