Educate. Live. Love.

Global Citizens

In collaboration with various institutions from around the world, The Rosemarie Foundation is committed to enhancing and sustaining the education of children, as well as developing their character to grow into socially responsible global citizens.

A brief history of The Rosemarie Foundation


In 2004 The Rosemarie Foundation was founded by Franz W. and Claudia M. Schmadl.

A tradition of giving

During and after the First and the Second World War, members of the founders families, in particular William Graf, Honorary Citizen of the City of Konstanz, were donating and supporting significant means to families in Germany who fell victim to the war and helped to rebuild the country from the ruins of destruction. This tradition of giving, when means allowed for, was the key motivation to establish The Rosemarie Foundation.

1918 to 2005 - Foundation
Major Fundraising Event

Merging financial, athletic and philanthropic excellence

Auctioning art, wine and experiences

Hosted at the Schlosshotel Kronberg for the international banking community with guest speaker Ed Viesturs – the first American climber to reach all 8,000 meter summits without oxygen.

2005 - Major Fundraising Event
Africa and The Rosemarie Foundation

The Kalahari Project of the Frankfurt International School FIS was supported by The Rosemarie Foundation

10 years Kalahari Experience of The Rosemarie Foundation

Scholarship programs for juniors, University grants for senior students and the building of libraries were among the elements supported by The Rosemarie Foundation.

2005 to 2014 - Kalahari Experience
Art Exhibitions

Promoting peace and international understanding and reduce racial and ethnical tensions.

Moving exhibitions across Europe

Moving exhibitions with paintings, prints and text to promote peace and international understanding and reduce racial and ethnical tensions in Europe and Germany as a way to integrate and smooth the large influx of refugees.

2015 to 2019 - Moving Exhibitons

Combining the traditional art world with the digital future.

Digitalisation of art

During the time of global lockdowns, The Rosemarie foundation sought the development of concepts to digitalise its artwork and documentation material as well as the focus on conceptualisation of a digital moving exhibition.

2020 to 2022 - Digitalisation

Foundation Facts

Guided by the belief that education is the key to a prosperous life, the Rosemarie Foundation works to help people gain access to education and knowledge. In developing countries, it focuses on improving educational facilities and giving them the chance to learn and lift themselves out of extreme poverty. In Europe, it seeks to to promote peace and international understanding and reduce racial and ethnical tensions.

Grantmaking Areas

  • Scholarship programs for Junior students (until 2015)
  • University grants for Senior students (until 2015)
  • Building of libraries (until 2012)
  • Exhibitions (current)


  • Headquarters – Frankfurt am Main, Germany
  • Switzerland Representation – Zug, Switzerland


  • Claudia M. Schmadl, CEO, Chair and Trustee
  • Franz W. Schmadl, Advisor to the Board and Trustee
  • Dr. Georg Freiherr von und zu Franckenstein, Honorary Non-Executive Member of the Board
  • Dr. Balthasar Schmadl, Former Honorary Member of the Board
  • Günther L. Sandmann, Former Honorary Member of the Board

Current number of foundation employees: 8

The Rosemarie Foundation

Tax-exempt nonprofit charity organisation (Stiftung nach deutschem Recht)

The following entry from the foundation directory is in German language:

Öffentliches Stiftungsverzeichnis (Informationen gem. §17a)
Name der Stiftung: The Rosemarie Foundation
Rechtsnatur: Stiftung des bürgerlichen Rechts
Sitz der Stiftung: Frankfurt am Main
Zweck gem. Stiftungsverfassung: Förderung der Jugendhilfe, der Erziehung und Berufsbildung sowie der Wohlfahrt, die Förderung der Entwicklungshilfe und Förderung der Völkerverständigung
Anschrift: Mierendorffstraße 4 a, 60320 Frankfurt
Vertretungsberechtigtes Organ: Vorstand
Vertretungsberechtigte Personen: Claudia M. Schmadl
Vertretungsregelung: 1. Die Stiftung wird durch den Vorstand gerichtlich und außergerichtlich vertreten. 2. Sind zwei oder weniger Vorstandsmitglieder bestellt, ist jedes Mitglied des Vorstandes zur alleinigen Vertretung der Stiftung berechtigt. Im übrigen wird die Stiftung von zwei Vorstandsmitgliedern gemeinsam vertreten.
Datum der Genehmigung / Anerkennung: 11.01.2005
Aufsichtsbehörde: Regierungspräsidium Darmstadt
Zusätzliche Verwaltungsinformationen
Zweck: fördernd
  • Erziehung, Volks- und Berufsbildung einschließlich der Studentenhilfe
  • Entwicklungshilfe / Entwicklungszusammenarbeit
  • Jugendhilfe
  • Völkerverständigungsgedanke, internationale Gesinnung und Toleranz auf allen Gebieten der Kultur
  • Wohlfahrtswesen und mildtätige Zwecke

Past and Current Partners & Sponsors

  • ABN Amro Bank N.V. Netherlands
  • Bank of America London
  • Barclays Capital London
  • Bishopsgate Partners Ltd.Capital
  • Calyon Financial Inc. London
  • Deutsche Bank AG London
  • HSBC Bank New York
  • Lehman Brothers International (Europe)

& several very kind international and German individuals and families

  • FIS – Frankfurt International School
  • Peter Ustinov Stiftung