Mission Statement

Our Founders: The Schöpflin Family

Hans Schöpflin, Heidi Junghanss & Albert Schöpflin

Executive Board

Hans Schöpflin
Chairman of the Executive Board
Tim Göbel
Executive 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 Brhane
Project Team Member Kiron Study Hub, Lörrach
Janne Callsen
Janne Callsen
Grants Management
Tim Göbel
Executive Director
Anne Golderer
Assistant to the Executive Director
Anna Häßlin
Programme Director Flight & Integration
Lukas Harlan
Programme Director Schöpflin Biotop & Non-Profit Journalism
Inge Haußig
Garden & Buildings Officer
Samanta La Russa
Communication Officer
Roland Maus
Facility Manager
Daniela Metzger (on parental leave)
Programme Director Management Knowhow for NGO & Perspektive: (neu)Start
Sabine Peitzmeier
Architect/Client Representation
Elmar Rodenfels
Accounting & Financial Controlling
Hans Schöpflin
Chairman of the Executive Board
Margot Straub
Assistant to the Chairman of the Executive Board
Dorothee Vogt
Programme Director Economy & Democracy
Larissa Wegner
Advisor to the Programme Directors
Dr. Constanze Wehner
Programme Director Schools & Development
Astrid Wienstein
Head of Business Administration
Murat Yarayan
Site Officer

Werkraum Schöpflin

Melanie Kuttler
Catering & Hiring Services
Vera Meister
Deputy Manager
Meike Müller-Heuss
Programme Director Workshops
Barbara Rösler
Assistant to the Manager

Villa Schöpflin

Lena Butter
Prevention Professional B.Sc.
Christine du Bois (on parental leave)
Prevention Professional B.A.
Julia Fischer (on parental leave)
Prevention Professional B.Sc.
Katja Kiefer (on parental leave)
Manager HaLT Service Center Prevention Professional M.A.
Birgit Knapp
Research Officer HaLT Service Center
Daniel Ott
Deputy Manager HaLT Service Center Prevention Professional B.A.
Pia Scheeff
Prevention Professional M.Sc.
Eva Vortisch
Lena Wehrle
Prevention Professional B.A.
Lena Volk
Lena Volk
Manager HaLT Service Center Prevention Professional
Franziska Zehner
Prevention Professional M.A.


Christoph Schäfer
Artistic Director
Melanie Schilling
Production Assistant


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«.