With Both Heart and Mind
Without reservation Helmut Fischer transferred his life's work to a foundation, thus ensuring the designated and charitable continuance of his labors. "A foundation makes it possible to marry private corporate success with one’s responsibility to the public," says Helmut Fischer. As usual, he is supported in this by his spouse, Anni Karola Walther, member of the Foundation Board and someone who, in her own right, also made substantial contributions to the company's success.
The Influence of Goethe and Gauß
Besides innovative research projects in the natural sciences, the Helmut Fischer Foundation also funds numerous ventures in the areas of art and culture. This is because Helmut Fischer is not only an enterprising businessman but also a lifelong art collector and avid man of letters. And, just as multifaceted as Helmut Fischer's person is, so are the diverse areas of sponsorship supported by his foundation.
Extending its reach outward from its development and manufacturing center in Germany, today the Helmut Fischer Group is represented by subsidiaries in over 50 countries. Taking this internationality into account, Helmut Fischer also simultaneously formed a second foundation in Switzerland, which is dedicated to upholding the same duties and values there.