Financially astute - socially aware.
A plus from any point of view: the Fred And Carla Lottberg Foundation for children with cerebral palsy
In the 1930s, Dr. Alfred Lottberg was first the Executive Chairman and later the owner of the KÖNIGSTADT company.
Experience in business and private life led Dr. Lottberg, with the support of his wife Carla, to take a life-long interest in helping people with disabilities.
Today, the Fred and Carla Lottberg Foundation owns 100% of the KÖNIGSTADT company.
The company's profits go to help support the Foundation in its work. Providing funds to ensure children with cerebral palsy can benefit from the best in treatment and vocational training.
The Fred and Carla Lottberg Foundation is KÖNIGSTADT's sole shareholder
As prescribed in Fred und Carla Lottberg's will, the Foundation was created in 1989 in Berlin. As the sole heir, the Foundation is KÖNIGSTADT's principal partner. The Foundation's aim is provide assistance for needy children with cerebral palsy to ensure they have access to the best treatment and vocational training.
How does the Foundation help?
The Foundation funds conversion measures equipping apartments for disabled persons by, for example, building in lifts, wheelchair access, stair lifts or bath lifts, or enlarging doorframes to allow wheelchair mobility.
The Foundation also covers the costs of equipment for therapy and other necessities, from wheelchairs to wheelchair lifts for cars, water-beds, tricycle tandems, PCs, typewriters, and musical instruments. Funding is also made available for therapeutic treatment.
The therapies that the Foundation pays for include riding and music. Moreover, the Foundation also contributes towards the costs of staying at rehab centres, for example, the clinic headed by Dr. Kosjawkin in Truskavets/Ukraine, or the Tomatis Centres in Paris and Berlin, the Petö Institute in Budapest, or the Doman-Delacato therapy centre at St. Briavals in England.
The Foundation in figures
Since it was created in 1989, the Fred and Carla Lottberg Foundation has assisted 1240 children with the provision of funds totalling € 7.271.300,95 (as at: 2008). These funds are provided without contributions from private individuals or the public coffers. The primary source of the Foundation's funding has come from its share of the profit from KÖNIGSTADT. Financially astute - socially aware!