Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees advises, supports and supervises the Board of Directors within the framework of the Foundation Act and the Foundation Statutes in order to fulfil the wishes of the founder Gert Mayer.


Its tasks include the adoption of resolutions on the use of foundation funds, the audit and approval of the budget, the annual financial statements and the activity report.

Its tasks also include the election, appointment, dismissal and discharge of the Board of Directors.


Each member is individually elected by the other members of the Board of Trustees for a four-year term. They are distinguished by their competence in the field of foundations, in financial and economic matters or their independence from the purpose of the foundation.


Norbert Brenken (Chairman)

Former bank director


Jörg Föste (Deputy Chairman)



Christian Mayer
Son of the founder Gert Mayer


Medical advisor to the Board of Trustees 
Dr. Jochen Gleißner