Nadja Swarovski, Chair of the Swarovski Foundation, commented “The Foundation has a simple mission: to create genuine, long-lasting and positive social impact, and it is committed to empowerment through education and encouraging creativity in the arts. I am delighted that we are able to support the Burgtheater in its goal to inspire young people of all backgrounds to learn and create.”
This partnership with the Burgtheater is just one of the projects supported by the Swarovski Foundation in the DACH region. Other local Swarovski Foundation projects include youth tickets and youth subscriptions for opera, drama and concert performances to the Salzburg Festival, counselling sessions and access to the Call Line for patients, families and friends through Cancer Aid Tyrol, a cooperation with Teach for Austria to transform education for Austria's most disadvantaged students by bringing exceptional graduates as teachers into high-need classrooms and a partnership with Mini Med Studium, which entails a lecture series in Austria to educate on and raise awareness of preventative healthcare issues amongst women over 55 years of age.
The Foundation was set up in 2013 to pursue charitable goals to honor the philanthropic spirit of Daniel Swarovski, who believed in giving back to his local community. As the business has grown over the years, this vision has expanded to communities throughout the world. The Swarovski Foundation works to support culture and creativity, promote wellbeing, and conserve natural resources to achieve positive social impact. International projects include amongst others, the establishment of the Swarovski Foundation Center for Learning at London’s Design Museum, Teach for Austria, Thailand and America, and Women for Women International in Nigeria.