CapMan + Tukikummit

In a rapidly changing society, the role of businesses as agents for shaping our core values and solving pressing challenges is growing in importance. That is why we have decided to support the valuable work of the Tukikummit Foundation.

2017

In October 2017, we arranged a charity event with Tukikummit foundation. The event contained two separate parts: a lunch seminar and an advance screening of the Unknown Soldier at the Tennispalatsi cinema. The yield from the participation fees of the two events, EUR 210,000, was donated to the Tukikummit foundation, which gathers funds for young people in danger of being socially excluded.

The lunch seminar held during the day included keynote speeches by Sauli Niinistö, President of Finland and the Chairman of the Board of the Tukikummit foundation, Bengt Holmström, winner of the Nobel Prize in economics, and Emilia Lahti, researcher specialising into the Finnish concept of “sisu”.

The evening event was arranged at the Tennispalatsi cinema, including an advance screening of the Unknown Soldier to celebrate Finland 100 years. The high point of the event was when Sauli Niinistö, Seppo Häkkinen, Hjallis Harkimo and Johanna Arantola-Hattab, representatives of the Board of the Tukikummit foundation, were handed a cheque for EUR 210,000 from the profits of the event. The full sum of the donation will be channeled to young people in need via the Church Diaconal Fund.

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Picture: Mari Waegelein

From left to right: CEO of CapMan Joakim Frimodig, Director of CaPS Maximilian Marschan, President of Finland and Chairman of the Board of Tukikummit Foundation Sauli Niinistö and members of the Board of Tukikummit Foundation Hjallis Harkimo, Johanna Arantola-Hattab and Seppo Häkkinen.

Previous campaigns:

2016

The 2016 Tukikummit Christmas campaign was very successful as CapMan's Purchasing Scheme CaPS and its member companies and partners raised approx. €80,000 for the Tukikummit Foundation. Thank you all for your participation and support!

Photo: Emma Suominen

The Tukikummit Foundation is a non-profit organisation with a mission to raise funds for underprivileged children in Finland at risk to be excluded from hobbies and groups of friends due to their parents’ economic situation. All raised funds will be paid in full to the end-receivers. For more information about the Tukikummit Foundation, please visit www.tukikummit.fi (in Finnish).

Every year, CapMan’s Purchasing Scheme CaPS together with Tukikummit organise a Christmas campaign, where CapMan’s personnel, portfolio companies and networks participate, to promote a better future for young people in Finland

2015

In December 2015, CapMan organised a lunch seminar in collaboration with the Tukikummit Foundation. Close to 80 corporate members from CapMan’s Purchasing Scheme (CaPS) participated in the event. The gross proceeds from the event – €115,000 in total – went directly to Tukikummit.

Keynotes at the seminar were delivered by Sauli Niinistö, the President of Finland and Chairman of the Board of the Tukikummit foundation, and Björn Wahlroos, Chairman of the Boards of Sampo, UPM and Nordea and Member of the Board of Tukikummit, who are both founders of the Tukikummit foundation and committed to it as private individuals. Speaking on behalf of the new generation was Pia Henrietta Kekäläinen, a young technology entrepreneur and Founder of Mehackit, a company with a mission to introduce technology to young people.

CapMan Tukikummit seminar

From left to right: Heikki Westerlund, CEO of CapMan; Sauli Niinistö, the President of Finland and Chairman of the Board of the Tukikummit foundation; Pia Henrietta Kekäläinen, Founder of Mehackit; Björn Wahlroos, Chairman of the Boards of Sampo, UPM and Nordea, and Member of the Board of the Tukikummit foundation; and Maximilian Marschan, Purchasing Director of CapMan Purchasing Scheme (CaPS).


2014

CapMan’s Purchasing Scheme CaPS together with Tukikummit foundation has challenged CaPS member companies and partners to support the better future of the underprivileged youth in Finland. By 8th December 2014, around 40 CaPS companies and partners had joined the campaign and donations collected amounted to approx. €53,000.