CBS students donated IACBE award

All News, Inside CBS   -  4. September 2018

The donation year “CBS Cares for” at the Cologne Business School is marked by great dedication to charitable purposes. The campaign year was launched on the occasion of the university’s 25th anniversary. CBS has already donated more than € 26,000 to social institutions. The students Matteo Bachmann, Frederike Buhl, Neil Jordaan and Cristina Kremer have now joined forces for charitable associations and donated their IACBE Case-Competition award.

The team had participated in the case study competition of the International Accreditation Council for Business Education and convinced the jury with their business cases. The prize of $ 1000 was distributed in equal parts to the three social projects wünschdirwas e. V. (Wish Fulfilment Organization for Children and Young People with Diseases), Kölner Flüchtlingsrat e. V. (Cologne Refugee Council) and Förderverein für krebskranke Kinder e. V. (Charity for Children and Young People with Cancer).

“Our team has planned to donate our entire award if we win. We started the competition with this motivation and were happy that we could keep our word,” said Matteo Bachmann. The students had decided to support regional projects that are committed to children and refugees.

Small donation, big impact

They also wanted to set an example with their donation that even a small budget can make a big difference, as Christa Mohr-Folkmer, Chairwoman of wünschdirwas e. V., confirmed: “We were very happy about the donation and could fulfill three long-desired wishes of Baravan, Sophia-Marie and Dean. We would like to thank them for their support in the name of the three donees!”

Since 25 years wünschdirwas e. V. has fulfilled long-desired wishes of children and young people with diseases. Baravan had wanted to spend a day with his family in the leisure park Phantasialand and was very enthusiastic about the rollercoasters. As a big fan of the TV series “In aller Freundschaft” Sophia-Marie had the chance to sneak behind the scenes and met her stars. Dean’s dream came true as he visited the theme park Gondwana – The Praehistorium: The seven-year-old could walk with his family between lifelike dinosaurs.

Photo: Mathias te Poel

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