What the Wilhelm Frank Stiftung stands for

Those who are at home can approach the world openly and without prejudice. Acting globally and being entrepreneurial also means assuming global responsibility for exchange, education, innovation and securing the future. To visibly preserve the memory of Wilhelm Frank, his innovative and cosmopolitan spirit, descendants and family members decide to establish the Wilhelm Frank Stiftung.

From the statutes of the Wilhelm Frank Foundation

From the idea of a foundation to the foundation

The Wilhelm Frank Stiftung was established with the aim of promoting science and research while networking people. We, members of the Frank family, are convinced that intercultural dialogue is the basis for social innovation and a future worth living.

The foundation capital is intended for this purpose. This remains untouched, and the income generated from it is used to safeguard the ideals of the founder. The Frank family wants to strengthen the foundation with further capital and thus carry Wilhelm Frank's innovative and cosmopolitan spirit as well as the appreciation for the particularities of different cultures into the world.

Intercultural exchange, education and research

In keeping with the spirit of Wilhelm Frank, the foundation brings people together and facilitates understanding across national borders, cultures and historical backgrounds. The foundation sees itself, among other things, as a platform on which people can exchange local experiences globally and benefit from the knowledge of others.

This results in the three focal points of the foundation

  • Intercultural exchange
  • Education
  • Research

Board of Directors

Prof. Dr. I. Geissler-Frank


Dr. E. Keill

Sole Director Roto Frank Holding AG

Dipl.-Ing. A. Frank

Advisory Board Roto Frank DST

Board of Trustees

Dr. M. Stahl

Attorney at law

M. Frank

Political Scientist

H. Hipp

Head of Group Accounting Roto Frank Holding AG

U. Gölz

Board of the Hermann-Voith-Foundation
Private Banking Kreissparkasse Heidenheim

F. Frank

Business Administration

A. Schuth

Commercial Managing Director at Roto Frank DST