The Marianne Blumenbecker Foundation (Marianne-Blumenbecker-Stiftung) was established in 1996 as a non-profit, legally independent foundation, aiming to:
Aiding women’s causes in Beckum and preserving the town’s cultural heritage is of particular concern for the founder, Marianne Blumenbecker. Motivated by her own life experience, she takes a special interest in supporting women who are struggling to balance a job and family life.
A non-profit foundation, the Marianne Blumenbecker Foundation has capital funds of more than €1 million (as at 2009), resulting in donations to charity totalling €50,000 to €60,000 each year. It is staffed entirely by unpaid volunteers.
The board members of the foundation:
Prof. Dr. Fritz-Ulrich Diers (chairman)
Dr. Jochen Plaßmann
Dr. Helmut Franzen