Over 500 Swiss Re employees participated in the election of Switzerland's Charity of the Year 2013, casting their vote for their personal preference. In a close run contest, the Bühl Foundation (Stiftung Bühl) emerged victorious - with almost 39% of the votes - to be crowned Switzerland's Charity of the Year 2013.
Naturally, Brigitte Steimen, Director of the Bühl Foundation, was delighted with the result. She presented the Foundation and the winning project at the recent Charity Evening at the Centre for Global Dialogue, and also auctioned a dinner with our CEO Michel Liès, to raise funds for the Foundation. Overall, the tombola and fundraiser brought in proceeds of CHF 16,000. The Bühl Foundation was also awarded CHF 60,000 towards renovating its over 30-year-old recreational and sports grounds.
The renovation will be carried out during the next three years and cost over CHF 600,000. Besides the financial aspect, the Bühl Foundation also relies on the support of active volunteers. In Community Days Swiss Re employees will have the chance to help build the new playground.