The Francke Foundations are a public foundation. The amended Charter of June 1st 2003 describes the organisation and structure. The Board of Trustees is the highest ranking organ in the Francke Foundations. It supervises the director, who conducts the affairs of the Foundations. The Society of Friends of the Francke Foundations contributes to the promotion of the ideals and finances of the Foundations. The institutions on the Foundations' estate are encompassed in the Forum.

The Board of Trustees of the Francke Foundations

Honorary Chairman

Dr. h.c. Hans-Dietrich Genscher († 2016)
Federal Foreign Minister

Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. mult. Paul Raabe († 2013)
Foreign Director of the Francke Foundations

Chairman

Prof. Dr. Helmut Obst
Faculties of Philosophy and Theology of the Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg

Vice-chairman

Brigitte Andrae
President of the Evangelical Church in Central Germany

Other members

Dr. Sigrid Bias-Engels
Leiterin der Gruppe Kunst- und Kulturförderung bei der Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien (Federal Government for Culture and the Media)

Torsten Bönnhoff
Managing partner STUDIO HALLE Gruppe

Dr. Jan Hofmann
State Secretary of the Ministry of Culture Policy in Saxony-Anhalt

Prof. Dr. Christoph Kähler
Member of the German Ethics Council

Michael Reinboth
President of the Association of Friends of the Francke Foundations

Johann Michael Möller
Radio director, Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk

Michael Richter
State Secretary of the Ministry of Finance of Saxony-Anhalt

Propst Dr. Johann Schneider
Bishop of the Evangelical Church in Central Germany

Dr. Sabine Solf
Member of the German Commission for UNESCO

Prof. Dr. Udo Sträter
President of the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg

Dr. Bernd Wiegand
The Lord Mayor of the City of Halle

 

The Forum of the Francke Foundations

All institutions on the Francke Foundations’ premises are connected in the forum of the Francke Foundations. It forms the basis for cooperation and networking projects of the scientific, cultural, Christian and educational institutions now located at August Hermann Francke’s school town.

Forum members

Edmund Baron
Head of the Orphanage Bookshop "Buchhandlung des Waisenhauses"

Christina Busch
Head of the nursing home for the elderly in the House of Generations

Jens Deutsch
Head of Family Support Centre

Prof. Dr. Jörg Dierken
Head of the Faculty of Theology of the Martin-Luther Universität Halle-Wittenberg

Svetlana Dietzsch
Orthodox House Church, the Chapel of the Holy Cross

Dr. Siegfried Eisenmann
Director of Landesinstituts für Schulqualität und Lehrerbildung Sachsen-Anhalt (State Institute for School Quality and Teacher Training)

Alexander Farenholtz
Head of Administration, Kulturstiftung des Bundes (German Federal Cultural Foundation)

Clemens Flämig
Head of the Halle City Boys' Choir

Dirk Friederich
Owner of the Waisenhaus-Apotheke (Orphanage apothecary)

Prof. Dr. Torsten Fritzlar
Head of the Faculty of Philosophy III - Education, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg

Prof. Dr. Daniel Fulda
Director of the Interdisciplinary Centre for European Enlightenment Studies at the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg

Chaplain Sven Hanson
Head of Canstein Bible Institute

Dr. Gisela Heinzelmann
Seniorenkolleg (Lifelong Learning College), Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg

Prof. Dr. Werner Helsper
Director of the Centre for School and Educational Research, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg

Dr. Horst Heyroth
Head of Integration und Arbeit gGmbH (Integration and work)

Dr. Anna-Elisabeth Hintzsche
Head of the International Georg-Wilhelm-Steller Society e.V.

Dietmar Hoge
Headmaster, Latina August Hermann Francke

Dr. Lydia Hüskens
Head of the Student Union Halle

Dirk Jürgens
Head of the Volkssolidarität Querfurt-Merseburg e.V. (Bauhof)

Claudia-Celine Kownatzki
Headmaster of the Protestant Primary School "Maria Montessori"

Annette Kuntze
Headmaster of the Secondary School August Hermann Francke

Thomas Kuscher
Head of the Youth University Halle

Birgit Küster
Head of Administration Latina August Hermann Francke and the Boarding House

Dr. Irene Lau
Head of the Kammermusikvereins Halle e.V.

Melanie Milde
Headmaster of the Primary School August Hermann Francke

Christiane Noll
Head of the Music school Musik-Etage Schule für Musik + mehr

Dr. Klaus vom Orde
Research Center Director of the Project "Edition of the Letters of Philipp Jakob Spener" at the Saxon Academy of Science in Leipzig

Michael Reinboth
President of the Association of Friends of the Francke Foundations

Dr. Birgit Reißig
Deutsches Jugendinstitut e.V.

Ralf Rodewald
Head of Studentenclub Fornix

Prof. Dr. Christa Schlenker-Schulte
Forschungsstelle zur Rehabilitation von Menschen mit kommunikativer Behinderung an der Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg e.V.

Prof. Dr. Pia Schmid
Director of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Pietism Research

Henry Ventur
Coordinator of the Music Department of the August Hermann Francke Grammar School Latina

Eckart Warner
Foundations' Chaplain

Dr. Karl-Ernst Wehnert
Director of the University and State Library Saxony-Anhalt, Halle  

Dr. Kay Weißflog
Inspector of the Study House of the Protestant Church in Central Germany

Dr. Penelope Willard
Deputy Director of the Francke Foundations

Paul Zaprasis
Head of the Spielehaus e.V.

Prof. Dr. Holger Zaunstöck
Head of Verein für hallische Stadtgeschichte e.V.