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.
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
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.
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).
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.