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Membership application, donation form, funding application for general use (Word), funding application for general use (pdf), statement for the tax authorities for donations and membership fees up to 200 EUR

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Friends of Nelson Mandela School is an independent, state-registered volunteer organisation created to foster outstanding academic, interpersonal and infrastructural development within the Nelson Mandela School community (see also the statutes, in German). Since its inception in 2000, the association has worked closely with parents, staff, students and interested members of the local citizenry to maintain and improve the school’s educational facilities and materials. Our activities are funded entirely by annual membership fees, individual and corporate donations and fund-raising events held throughout the school year. Parent support is vital; each contribution, in cash or in kind, furthers our ability to provide a learning environment in which our children can thrive and excel.

Why become a member of the Friends?

As a state school, funding for syllabus-related, extracurricular and/or material improvements is sometimes limited. You will be joining a growing membership whose efforts raise close to €50,000 for essential projects annually.

Membership is open to members of the school community and all those who wish to support its aims. An application form is available for download. You may deduct your membership fees and donations from your taxable income within the limits as set by § 10 b EStG (section 10 b of the German Income Tax Act). The tax ID of the association is 27/665/69566 (Finanzamt für Körperschaften I). The last notice by this tax office confirming the charitable status of the association is dated 24.11.2014.

Donation receipts for tax purposes: if you are a member of or donated money to the Friends of Nelson Mandela School, you can offset your contribution against taxes in Germany. For contributions up to EUR 200, you can hand in your bank statement or a bank transfer confirmation together with a copy of this document as part of your tax declaration. For contributions over EUR 200, we will send you a statement that fulfills the official requirements. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions about this.

Bank account details: Account holder Förderverein der NMS, Account no. 1020232001, BLZ 100 900 00 (Berliner Volksbank), IBAN DE63100900001020232001.

Who we are

Jochen Frenzel: Chair
Michèle Marie Reber: Deputy chair
Ronald Borowski: Treasurer
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Christian Nitschke: Principal
Bríd Ní Chatháin: Teachers’ representative
Jackie Borowski: Parents’ representative P30
Anja Spiller: Parents’ representative P23
Michael Weinman: Parents’ representative B24

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Anja Spiller, Prof. Michael Weinman, Jochen Frenzel, Bríd Ní Chatháin, Michèle Reber, Jackie Borowski, Ronald Borowski

How we work

The board meets regularly and publicly to discuss current issues and, in particular, the funding applications that have come in. If you have a project or an idea that needs funding, download the funding application form (pdf or Word format), fill it in, and send it to us. Please take our funding criteria into account when applying. More details on the funding applications that we have decided on are in the minutes below.

More information

2017: Minutes of the Annual General Meeting, 28 March 2017

2016: Minutes of the Annual General Meeting and Financial Report, 06 April 2016

2015: Audit report for 2014, Minutes of the Annual General Meeting, 24. March 2015, New Constitution, Financial report 2014Audit Educational Package 2014-2015

2014: Update on Centralised Book Orders / IT and Library FeeMembers meeting, 02 July 2014, Audit report 2013, Members meeting, 26 March 2014 (together with Parent Council (GEV) meeting)

2013: Members meeting, 29 October 2013

2012: Annual General Meeting 1, 20 March 2012, Annual General Meeting 2, 30 May 2012, Audit report 2012

2011: Summary of activities 2011, Audit report 201,Board meeting, 25 January 2011, Annual General Meeting, 25 January 2011, Audit report, 22 February 2011, Treasurer report for 2010 (in German), NMS library financial summary for 2010, Members' Meeting, 22 March 2011

2010: Board meeting, 12 January 2010, Board meeting, 02 March 2010, Annual General Meeting, 02 March 2010, Audit report, 09 March 2010 (in German), Board Meeting, 27 April 2010, Board meeting, 8 June 2010, Board meeting, 5 October 2010, Board meeting, 30 November 2010

2009: Annual General Meeting, 27 January 2009, Audit report, 09 March 2009, Board meeting, 27 April 2009, Board meeting, 23 June 2009, Board meeting, 29 September 2009, Board meeting, 10 November 2009

2008: Annual General Meeting, 29 January 2008, Board Meeting, 03 March 2008, Members' Meeting, 23 April 2008 (in German), Board Meeting, 23 April 2008, Board Meeting, 26 May 2008, Board Meeting, 30 June 2008, Board & Members' Meeting, 13 October 2008, Board Meeting, 25 November 2008

2007: Board Meeting, 19 June 2007, Board Meeting, 03 July 2007, Board Meeting, 30 August 2007, Board Meeting, 25 September 2007, Board Meeting, 27 November 2007

Where the money went May 2007-April 2011

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