For those who missed it... last month, Christoph Hillenbrand, District President of Upper Bavaria, handed the deed of foundation to the superstars and added his words of gratitude: “Thanks to your work, you will outlive all of us.”
With Foundation Managers Michael van Almsick and Albert Luppart being present, Anna Netrebko and Erwin Schrott spoke about their motivation:
A dream has come true for us ... We have wanted to help all of our lives. At some point we said to ourselves: Let’s do something serious. Of course, our popularity gives us the opportunity to make use of it for children in need of help.The Anna and Erwin Foundation – Anna Netrebko and Erwin Schrott for Kids starts with an endowment capital of € 50 000, coming from both artists’ private funds.
The first projects to be aided will be the SOS Children’s Villages International, a children’s hospital in St. Petersburg, the Austrian foundation “Unser Kind” as well as the Spanish foundation avapace.
So check out annaanderwin4kids.com. You can also follow them on Twitter @AnnaErwin4Kids, @erwinschrott and @AnnaNetrebko.