Mission Statement

Our Founders: The Schöpflin Family

Hans Schöpflin, Heidi Junghanss & Albert Schöpflin

Executive Board

Hans Schöpflin
Chairman of the Executive Board
Tim Göbel
Managing Director

Advisory Board

The Schöpflin Foundation Management Team

Mia Pascale Bergert
Advisor to the Executive Board & Project Assistant for the »Haus des gemeinnützigen Journalismus«
Yonas Brahne
Project Team Member Kiron Study Hub, Lörrach
Valérie Braidi-Ketter
Head of Communications & Spokesperson
Stefanie Drobnik
Communications Officer
Sabine Frank
Programme Director Economy & Democracy
Tim Göbel
Managing Director
Anna Häßlin
Programme Director Flight & Integration
Lukas Harlan
Programme Director Schöpflin Biotop & Non-Profit Journalism
Inge Haußig
Garden & Buildings Officer
Elisabeth Motsch
Assistant to the Managing Director
Elmar Rodenfels
Accounting & Financial Controlling
Hans Schöpflin
Chairman of the Executive Board
Margot Straub
Assistant to the Chairman of the Executive Board
Constanze Wehner
Programme Director Schools
Astrid Wienstein
Accounting & Financial Controlling
Murat Yarayan
Site Officer

Werkraum Schöpflin

Ingrid Gräf
Catering & Hiring Services
Dirk Herzog
Melanie Kuttler
Catering & Hiring Services
Vera Meister
Deputy Manager
Sandra Simons
Administration Officer

Villa Schöpflin

Julia Fischer
Health Educator B.Sc.
Alexandra Kasischke
Administration Officer
Katja Kiefer
Health Educator M.A.
Birgit Knapp
Research Officer
Daniel Ott
Health Educator B.A.
Susanne Schmidt
Manager HaLT Service Centre
Eva Vortisch
Administration Officer
Franziska Zehner
Health Educator M.A.


Christoph Schäfer
Artistic Director
Marius Töpfer
Architecture & Process Design
Aline Winchester
Project Coordinator
Lisa Marie Zander
Architecture & Process Design

Student Research Network


We are working with the Bundesverband Deutscher Stiftungen (Association of German Foundations).
We are taking part in and contributing to the Association’s working group on education; its forum on philanthropic foundations; and its expert group on quality journalism.

EVPA is a lively community of organisations sharing the same vision and a common goal: creating positive societal impact through venture philanthropy.

The Panta Rhea Foundation was established in 2001 by Hans Schöpflin in the USA. It is devoted to supporting organizations committed to building a more just and sustainable world. The Foundation also advises individual donors and other charitable entities on grantmaking strategies and specific grants. The areas of grantmaking include »Deeper Learning & Creativity«, »Social Imagination & Engagement«, »Food & Democracy«, »Dignity, Freedom & Solidarity«, and »Resilience & Renewal«.